By: Joshua Adinoyi
The newly inaugurated interim Executives of the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) of the Federal University Lokoja International College (FULIC), have been charged to ensure quality educational management within the first 9 months of their inauguration.
Vice-Chancellor, Federal University Lokoja (FUL), Professor Olayemi Akinwumi, gave the charge while inaugurating the PTA interim Executives of the College alongside the Chairman, Board of Governance and Management of the FULokoja International Collage, Professor Mohammed Suleiman Audu in Lokoja, Kogi State Capital.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of FUL, Daniel Ikechukwu Nwankwo, explained that the Vice-Chancellor who has shown unflinching support for the college, enjoined the Association to champion the cause of managing the college by giving their unalloyed support to the University Management by working in synergy with the pro tem executive to provide the basic checks and balances needed for excellent service delivery in the College.
Chairman of the Board of Governance of the College, Professor Mohammed Sanni Audu, took time to explain the implication of the appointment of the interim leadership, reminding them that the future of the college was for them and their wards to enjoy and were also encouraged to show support with great innovative ideas that will concretize the vision of the management for establishing the college.
Professor Audu advised parents to choose or volunteer to serve in the interim administration of the Parent Teachers Association as proof of their readiness to nurture the seed of greatness planted by Professor Akinwumi for a better future for the students.
He told the audience that the onus was on them to ensure that the seed was watered and pruned for a great yield and a mind-blowing harvest of greatness in the future.
“The college must reflect the mind of the founding fathers and fulfil the aspiration of the board and serve the interest of management” he stressed.
In his acceptance Speech, the Interim Chairman of the Parent Teachers Association, Mr. Okeme Nda Sule who is the immediate past Director of Sports, Federal University Lokoja, extolled the Vice-Chancellor’s dynamic leadership and courage to champion the initiative of establishing the FUL International College.
Sule noted that the fit has addressed one of the greatest needs and desires of the staff of the University and the host Community.
He told the parents and teachers at the meeting that the establishment of the College was a fulfilment of a vision that has been impossible in the university before the current administration came on board and thanked the professor Akinwumi-led administration for showing great resilience regardless of the numerous daunting challenges confronting the Institution at the moment.
He appreciated the dogged pursuit of holistic development of Federal University Lokoja and indeed humanity as championed by the VC, Professor Akinwumi and his ever-supportive management.
He commended the management of the college for the opportunity given him and other Executive Members to pioneer the administration of the PTA for at least, one academic session and called on parents to be innovative, and share important ideas that will engender quality and exemplary leadership until FULokoja International College becomes a household name in Kogi, Nigeria and beyond.
The interim Executives of the Parent Teachers Association, Federal University Lokoja International College include; Mr. Okeme Nda Sule – Chairman, Mrs. Gladis T. Amadi – Vice-Chairperson, Mr. Okuku Kehinde – Secretary and Mrs. Oluwakemi M. Emmanuel – Treasurer.
Others are Mr. Olatise Olusegun Akinyemi – Financial Secretary and Mr. Joseph Adama – PRO.