The Provost of the Federal College of Education (FCE) Okene, Dr Umar Hassan has commended the efforts of Senator Ahmed Ogembe on his quality representation especially his desire to ensure that the institutions is upgraded to a University.
He stated this on Tuesday when he visited the senator at the National Assembly in Abuja.
Dr Umar said the institution, though a federal establishment, must partner with the host community and those that represent the area at the federal level to ensure smooth running and progress of the institution.
He said, “I came to commend your efforts, especially your desire to see to it that FCE Okene get upgraded to a full fledged university.
“As the new provost of the college, I am also here to have a tête a tête with you on how best we can strategize and get better opportunities that will ensure that the achievement of my predecessors are improved upon”.
In his response, Senator Ogembe expressed delight over the provost’s visit and thanked him for finding time to see him, describing it as timely and necessary. He assured the provost of his readiness to support the college in any way possible within his capacity.
“FCE Okene is the only functional federal higher institution of learning within my district and we cannot watch it remain stagnant.
“My desire is to see it upgraded to a full fledged university in the interest of our people. In all fairness, the school meets all the standard, so that informed the bill I presented in that regard, it is ready for second reading and I am sure my colleagues will see reason to allow it passage,” he said.
Ogembe also urged the provost to give considerable concern to the people of the area interns of appointment and admission. Both men discussed other areas they could partner in the interest of the school.
The senator later presented a copy of the bill for the college upgrade to a university of education to the provost and urge him to study it and come up with input towards next public hearing.Share this on WhatsApp