Be Good Ambassadors of The Institution…Students Charged
Students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti have been admonished to make every efforts to becoming professionals in their fields and be good ambassadors of the Institution wherever they find themselves in the nearest future.
The Rector, Dr. Temitope John Alake, gave the admonition at the Induction Ceremony of the 2022/2023 Higher National Diploma (HND) Computer Science Graduates into the Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria) at the Polytechnic Conference Hall on 22nd of November, 2023.
The Rector who was represented by the Deputy Rector Academics, Dr. Olusegun Dada gave kudos to the Dean, Heads of Departments and other staff of the School of Science and Computer Studies for a job well done in training the students and bringing about various development of the school. He also congratulated the students for meeting up with the standard of the Institution and striving hard to become better persons in the future.
Dr. Olusegun Dada therefore encouraged the students to keep the flag flying by working hard in their respective fields and ensure that the good image that the Institution has built over the years is not soiled through them.
Dr. Dada also called on the Professional Body to make their programmes accessible for the students before they graduate. This he said would help them focus on their studies and become problem solvers before going to the outside world to dispense what they have learnt with ease.
He also urged the members of staff to keep playing their roles effectively and efficiently as there is always a payday for every hard work.
In his submission, the Guest Speaker, Prof. Oluwaseyi Adesina Adeyemo who spoke on the topic, “Surviving as a Computer Science Graduate in Nigeria” noted that the world has advanced to a digital stage and it is an avenue for them to shine as Computer professionals in the midst of hardship and survive the economy.
Prof. Adeyemo stated that whatever they have been taught in the Institution is a stepping-stone to becoming creators, designers and contributors to national growth and development.
The Guest Speaker therefore charged them to work hard, enjoy the learning process by starting up with something, such as creating mobile apps and installing them in a safe space. This he said would give them an edge to compete with their counterparts and help them explore the opportunities in the society.
He also urged them to place value on themselves by working at a job that they want and not just a job they need out of desperation.
Prof. Adeyemo further highlighted different ways of thriving in the changing world, such as building a knock off lactones for websites, getting actively involved in open source projects, obtaining professional certifications for development, internship trainings to gather experience, writing and publishing articles, attending seminars, conferences and developing great communication skills.
Earlier in his opening address, The Dean, School of Science and Computer Studies, Dr. Babajide Afolayan congratulated the students for witnessing such auspicious occasion and advised them not to relent in gaining more knowledge to what they have learnt.
Dr. Afolayan also called on the professional bodies to contribute their quota by giving proper orientation to the students from time to time. This he said will help the students practice the profession and the Polytechnic at large in producing fully baked graduates.
The highlight of the event was the induction oath taken by the students led by Prof. Oluwaseyi Adeyemo, presentation of professional certificates to them and the award of excellence given to the three best graduating students in the department of Computer Science.