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NABCOTECH Rector begs political leaders, others to sponsor indigent youths in tertiary education



By Chidex Onyemah

The Rector, Nation Builders College of Technology (NABCOTECH), in Asaba Delta State, Dr. Chukwuma Anuku, has pleaded with political leaders and other well-meaning individuals to sponsor indigent youths in their communities on courses offered at the college instead of allowing them to roam the streets and join the growing army of jobless people in the society.

Anuku who made the call while delivering address at the maiden Matriculation Ceremony of the College, stressed that Nigeria would be a better place if the youths, especially the less privileged ones, were given opportunity for high quality education and job opportunities.

According to him, NABCOTECH’s specialized programs were designed to offer students practical knowledge that can change their lives forever.

“I hereby urge growth-minded leaders, to positively impact communities, and to sponsor a youth at a simple cost of under N70,000” he said.

He thanked the Governing Council of the College for support, which has earned the College, full recognition by the Federal Government and the approval by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), to run the National Diploma in Innovation Studies(NID), in Computer Hardware Engineering, Hospitality Management and Tourism Studies as well as Multimedia Technology.

The Rector further disclosed that the College awaits the NBTE approval in the following courses; Business management, Printing Technology, Shipping management, Software Engineering.

Re-affirming the College’s zero tolerance for cultism, consumption of hard drugs, sexual harassment, examination malpractice and other immoral acts, Anuku advised the students to allow the teachings they will get in the College to be established in their intellectual bank for present and future recalls and application.

In his address, the Governing Council Chairman Most Rev. (Dr.) Daniel Okoh, noted that capacity building and functional education that is easily affordable to all, formed parts of the intentions of the Women and Children’s department of Christ Holy Church International in establishing the College.

His words: “apart from making education affordable here, we insist on good quality of staff, teaching/ learning environment and strict observance of best practices… in addition to quality education, we insist that character must go with learning”

Revealing that many of the students are on scholarship, the Chairman thanked all those who are currently sponsoring students in the college and also called for continued sponsorship of indigents student by different community/church leaders.

Arch Bishop Okoh commended the management of the College for haven demonstrated faith in the objectives of the College and assured that their tireless efforts to see the fast growth of this College will not be in vain.

Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Delta Ministry of Higher Education, Anthony Nwokolobia, commended the proprietors of the College for keying into the Federal Government’s Policy on Science and Technology, which according to him, was; “an education system driven by technology to build a self-confident, self-reliant country whose only mission is an economic absolutism that will manufacture more of what it needs without having to rely much on the creative ingenuity and cunning innovation of other nations”.

Other guests at the event included; Officials from the NBTE; Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Registrars of Higher institutions in Delta State; Members of the Christ Holy Church International Board of Superintendents; Dr. Smart Aguba, Central Chairman, Christ Holy Church International Youth Fellowship; Leaders of the Christ Holy Church International Women and Children’s Department; Clergymen; Newsmen; Parents and Guardians of matriculants; among others.

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