It was an exciting moment for students of the Foundation College of Technology, Ikot Idem in Akwa Ibom State, who matriculated at the school convocation park.
The well attended event witnessed some personalities, including top management staff, parents, students and well-wishers among other guests.
Rector of the institution, Victor Bassey, re-echoed the school’s blueprints such as high standards and core values towards driving the college to greatness.
Bassey, an engineer, urged the new students to be above board and respect the school’s regulations.
He added that the new intake were offered admission into the school’s 11 departments, including Computer Science, Software Engineering, Accountancy, Science Lab, Technology, Electrical/Electronics, Estate Management and Building Technology, Business Administration, Mass Communication and Public Administration, among others.
The college proprietor, Mr Edet Ekanem said the institution was established primarily to bridge the gap between the academic world and employment market, designing them (students) to meet the requirements of employers by offering practical oriented skills linked to the demand of labour market.
Immediate past special adviser to Rivers State Government on Inter Party Affairs, Mr Raymond Udoide, promised to table the challenge of bad road facing the college to the Governor. Udoide appealed to the host community to continue to support the institution through donation of land for development.
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