Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has said his administration would not compromise on quality and competitive education as an educated population is prerequisite for productivity and economic growth.
Senator Okowa gave the assurance yesterday when he graced the First convocation ceremony of the Delta State College of Physical Education, Mosogar, Delta State as the Visitor to the institution.
“The delivery of quality, competitive education is one of the cardinal programmes of our SMART agenda because, the goal of this administration is to ensure that every citizen is provided the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required to be successful in life,” he said.
“A teacher does not just mould the child, he moulds the society, hence, great care must be paid to your (teacher’s) private and public conduct, utterances and lifestyle choices,” Governor Okowa said.
The Governor challenged the graduates to always improve on themselves, saying, “graduating does not mean that learning has come to an end. It means that you are now responsible for your own learning, the day you stop learning, you start dying and you must make it a priority to regularly update and upgrade your knowledge and skills for greater output, impact and effectiveness.”
While noting that the institution is currently running NCE programmes in School of Education, School of Vocational Education, School of Science, School of Art and Social Sciences, the Governor, amidst a thunderous applause, announced that an amendment bill to change the name to College of Education, Mosogar would be sent to the Delta State House of Assembly.
Earlier in a welcome address, the provost of the college, Prof. Emmanuel Ojeme thanked the Governor for providing the enabling environment for the first convocation to take place 13 years after the college was established, stating that 1, 181 students graduated from the college.

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