Pankshin (Plateau) – The Federal College of Education (FCE), Pankshin in Plateau, says it will graduate over 8,000 students at its 2016 convocation ceremony.
Prof. David Wonang, College Provost, announced this on Tuesday at a news conference in Pankshin.
He explained that the figure included 5,020 Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) and 3,010 first degree students.
Wonang said that the convocation slated for Jan. 16 would be held under the leadership of Mr Mohammed Khalil, former Chairman, Governing Council of the college.
The provost explained that for a decade, the college could not hold any convocation until now due some challenges before it, which included lack of funds and inadequate staff.
Khalil said that in spite of such challenges, the college had been able to achieve a lot in terms of infrastructure development through funds from TETFUND.
He said the college began degree programme in 2009 and had graduated three sets with the fourth still lingering due to strike by lecturers of its affiliate institution, the University of Jos.
Khalil said that during the convocation, four deserving personalities would be conferred with Fellowship Awards for their individual contributions to the education sector.
He said they were retired Lt. Gen. T. Y. Danjuma, former Chief of Army Staff; Mrs Sarah Ochekpe, former water resources minister; Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, JAMB Registrar and late Yakubu Dimka, former Principal BSS Gindiri.
Khalil said that the Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, who is the Visitor to the college and Prof. Monday Joshua, Executive Secretary of NCCE, Abuja, would be special guests.(NAN)