Kwara Governor Charges Polytechnic Graduands On Good Conduct
By: Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin
The Kwara state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday at the 28th convocation ceremony of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin admonished graduands to make the best use of the opportunity of good education received from the Polytechnic.
He charged them to be courageous, hard-working and of good character in any field they may find themselves; stating that good education and character are the foundations for a great future.
While speaking about the successes of his administration in education and other sectors, the governor noted the huge Kwara Polytechnic auditorium which was completed recently after almost two decades of neglect as one of the highlights.
Governor AbdulRazaq who was represented by his Deputy, Mr. Kayode Alabi, said that accreditation of courses and workers’ welfare is of top priority to his administration. He added that they have embarked on various massive infrastructural upgrades across basic, secondary and tertiary levels.
’’Today is a historic one for all of us. To the graduands and their lovely parents, it marks a successful milestone. And to the management and staff of Kwara State Polytechnic, and all of us, it is another success story of graduating students who are worthy in learning and character’’ he said.
’’Fellow citizens, Nigeria must not fail. As we head to another general election, we have a duty to play by the rules, shun violence of any kind, and discuss issues that will deepen good governance. Security is the business of all of us. I urge us to play our roles’’ he added.
Governor AbdulRazaq recalled and expressed appreciation to the late former Governor Lt. Col. David Bamigboye who founded the polytechnic in 1972. He also commended all who have made contributions to the growth of Kwara Polytechnic over the years
The rector, of Kwara State Polytechnic, Dr. Abdul Jimoh noted that the polytechnic has continued to grow in all ramifications owing to the immense support of the state government, regular academic calendar, number of accredited programs, relatively low school fees among other notable factors.
The rector noted that seven thousand, seven hundred and eighty-one (7,781) students are being graduated.
The Chairman Governing Council of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ahmed Yahaya Yinusa in his address urged the graduands to tap from the abundant entrepreneurial skills gained from the Polytechnic. This he said will launch them into self-reliance and complement the government’s policies.