By Kofoworola Belo-Osagie
Sixty-nine teachers trained by the Corona College of Education, Ilupeju, Lagos, were conferred with the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) and Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) at the second Convocation of the institution, which held virtually recently.
The Provost, Dr. Martin Obinyan said that the college’s calendar was unhindered by the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to technology.
“(Corona College of Education) was the first college of education in Nigeria to deploy technology massively for its academic activities and has completed its programmes within the set time frame despite all odds,” he said.
Obinyan urged the graduands to remain worthy ambassadors of the college and carry along with them the discipline, values and skills they developed while at the institution as they would help shape their future.
Also, in attendance was the Chairman of the college, Mr Sulaiman Adedotun, who during his address congratulated all graduating students and awardees.
He said CCED was established almost a decade ago to contribute to building teacher capacity in the country primarily through continuous professional development programmes. He also appealed to the Federal Government of Nigeria and the State Government to recognise and support private educators as partners in progress of the noble cause.
The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye, whose presence added colour to the occasion, applauded the CCED staff, and its management for always observing the TRCN induction protocol.
Ajiboye praised the government, educational administrators and others for being proactive in using technology to bridge the gap in teaching and learning during the COVID-19 Lockdown.
He said CCED was one of the best private colleges in Nigeria.
He advised the inductees to guide and guard the profession jealously as penalty awaits anyone found wanting.
The students graduated with their PDE/NCE certificate, TRCN certificate and TRCN license all on the same day.