By Simeon OSAJIE
No fewer than Three Hundred and Forty-One students of the Faculty of Education, Ambrose Alli University, (AAU), Ekpoma have been inducted into the teaching profession with multiple charges to be quality ambassadors of the University, be core professional teachers and contribute to the growth and development of education in Nigeria.
Performing the oath-taking ceremony at the University’s 6th Induction, the Registrar/Chief Executive, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, said teaching profession is critical and germane to the growth of any nation as any error from a teacher affects a generation.
Prof. Josiah Ajiboye who was represented by the Director, Regulation, Accreditation and Enforcement, (TRCN), Dr. Okunola Abimbola Hammed, commended the level of training impacted on the inductees by the University, which is expected to be replicated in their dealings as professional teachers.
“With your induction today, you have been placed on a better standing in the labour market. The teaching profession is a very noble one, extremely important as no nation can grow beyond the quality of its teachers.”
In his address, the chairman of the 6th Induction ceremony and Acting Vice-Chancellor, of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Prof. Asomwan Sonnie Adagbonyin, enjoined the inductees to be good ambassadors of the University.
Prof. Asomwan Sonnie Adagbonyin, who was represented at the ceremony by the University’s Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Theophilus Agweda, said, “I believe that the training you have received in this University has equipped you to become excellent teachers who must bridge the gap between classrooms and real-life experiences for learners.
“This is a bounden duty because without you, teachers, there will be no sound minds and any society like that is a society in darkness and chaos.”
To the Dean, Faculty of Education, AAU, Prof Lawrence Aguele and some of the inductees, the ceremony was a dream fulfilled, stressing that, “although the session has been a very trying one for both staff and students of the largest Faculty in our great University, it is important to know that it all ended in praise.”