The MCF College of Education (MCFCOE) held her 3rd matriculation ceremony on Saturday, 4th February, 2017 at the university Multi-Purpose Hall, Power Of Faith Building. Academic procession of the matriculating students, Heads of Departments, Deans, Principal Officers of the college and the visitor/co-founder commenced at about 10.30am.
Speaking at the colorful ceremony, the Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education, Engineer Jude Sinebe commended the founders of the institution for the courage and determination exuded in not only providing quality education, but for adding to the existing tertiary institutions in the State and in Nigeria. The Honourable Commissioner who spoke through a Director in the Ministry, Mrs. B. Adolor said “since the unveiling of the institution in March, 2014 it has witnessed massive infrastructural development and actions geared towards enhancing the status of the college”. While congratulating the matriculating students and their sponsors for choosing MCFCOE, Commissioner Sinebe was confident that “the students could stand out significantly in the world if they apply themselves diligently.
Earlier in her address, the visitor to the institution, Dr. (Mrs.) Cecilia Ibru charged the students to place premium in their studies, noting that the world was waiting for them to manifest and bring about radical changes in the society. She admonished the students to make good use of their time stressing that “Time is the only currency and that once it is lost, it can never be recovered”.
The Provost, Dr. Daniel D. Whawo advised the students to shun negative vices such as truancy, cultism, examination mal-practice, thuggery, etc capable of truncating their academic adventures. Dr. Whawo commended the co-founder for bringing education to the door step of the students. He said that “citing the institution in a rural area such as Agbarha-Otor was a clear indication of her willingness to genuinely contribute to poverty alleviation”, praying that God’s abundant blessings rest upon her.
Administration of Matriculation Oath to Students
The high point of the ceremony was when the Registrar, Dr. T. N Kolo administered the Matriculation oath on the students after which they all signed the oath.
The day was colorful, the students and the Michael and Cecilia Foundation Demonstration secondary schools made the ceremony memorable, by entertaining students and guests with the display of chorography dance and music.
The event ended by a vote of thanks given by Dr. P. Ishola and the celebrations continued with a lot of dancing and fun-fare. It was a day to be remembered!