By Amaka Olua
Mater Dei Polytechnic, Ugwuoba, has held a Public Presentation of its letter of approval approval by the Ministry of Education and National Board of Technical Education [N.B.T.E]. The presentation, which was held in the institution, took place on Saturday 16 June, 2018, at the school compound.
Earlier, the founder, Rev Fr Uche Igboamalu, stated that the school was founded in 2012 but had been going through the process of gaining approval by the Ministry of Education in order to start running as a polytechnic.
He added that the purpose of running a polytechnic was to inculcate in the youth the Importance of education and make them better citizens in society.
Fr Igboamalu stated that they had been running an affiliate programme with Tansian University in five courses which were accredited by the Ministry of Education. The courses include Computer Science, Public administration, Statistics, Computer Engineering and Electrical Electronic Engineering.
He added that achieving one’s dreams and goal was not impossible, observing that many youths did not have any aims and goals, and so advised them to have a goal and work towards it in order to succeed.
He maintained that they would have a well grounded academy in the next session, saying that their students were ready to learn so as to set a standard in the school.
He stated that his love for education made him to run a polytechnic, recalling what he went through before he was granted the approval.
Fr Igboamalu added that the polytechnic would set a pace for the youth where they would put into practice everything they had learnt, asserting that the school would be the best of its kind.
He admonished lectures who took bribes to pass their students, assuring that his school would not condone such act.
Condemning the immorality which he said had been going on in many tertiary institutions in Nigerian, he noted that education constituted the bedrock of any nation’s development.
Also speaking, Rev Fr Paul Okorie commended the founder, Fr Uche Igboamalu, for his selfless service and achievements, hailing him for not giving up when the road was tough.
He noted that the school needed to have a high moral standard, regretting that the education system in Nigeria has declined.
He maintained that it would take hard work and perseverance to attain the highest level.
Fr Okorie prayed that the school would make the best standard, pointing out that faith helped one to conquer hardship.
This is even as he appreciated the Rector for setting up a learning place and prayed that God’s glory would always shine on them.