The Provost Federal Cooperative College Oji River, Enugu State Dr. Owan Obodagu Tonica has described the institution as a credible alternative as the country is plunged into endless strike.
He said that in the institution, students’ welfare and upkeep are top priorities adding that the college management places so much premium in ensuring that students got the very best of care and attention to properly and adequately groom them in both character and learning.
R Obodagu who stated that the college is gradually transiting from a monotechnic to a polytechnic, noted that the institution is well positioned to churn out individuals with innovative ideas on how sustainable development can be achieved as students of the institution undergo technical sessions in their respective disciplines.
The Provost explained that the world of today required team work and cooperation to enthrone a society with abundant economic opportunities; hence he stressed the dire need for cooperative studies as credible alternatives to nurture and train future industrialists, entrepreneurs and employers of labour that would help to build the nation’s economy.
The FCCO Provost noted that the advantages of passing through a cooperative institution is too numerous to mention as he observed that cooperatives help to inculcate as well as instill the virtues of diligence and self-reliance in the individual.
According to him, the Federal Cooperative College Oji River does not train her students to be job seekers but employers of labour and wealth creators upon graduation.
He said the Federal Cooperative College Oji River blazes the trail in the inculcation of technical and vocational skills suitable for both the Nigerian market and international markets boasting that the institution has all the necessary facilities students require to excel in areas where they have comparative advantages.
The Provost who recently received a meritorious award from the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) for his legacy projects in the college, disclosed that countries like China, Germany, Malaysia, Dubai and some other nations have leveraged on technical and vocational skills to develop and advance their economies.
He explained that the mission and vision of the school is to remodel Nigerian youths towards self-employment with internationally recognized certificates in marketable skills, especially where they have very high proficiencies.