The Federal Government of Nigeria has established a Federal College of Education at Ididep, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Ita Enang has announced.
The former Senior Presidential Aide who made the disclosure recently during the 33rd-anniversary celebration of the Presbyterian Senior Science College, Ididep, said the presidency, Federal Ministry of Education has since approved the establishment and commencement of the institution as well as the appointment of Dr. Edem Ntuk as pioneer Provost and Mr. Nsemeke Udoakpan as pioneer Registrar.
The institution will trigger an expansion of the premises of Presbyterian Senior Science College, Enang further announced, adding that the maiden academic session will commence in September 2023. Enang commended the federal government for making the dream come to fruition, and particularly expressed happiness for being able to attract the Federal Polytechnic, Ukana; Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi and the newly born Federal College of Education.
The pioneer provost, Dr. Edem Ntuk hailed Senator Enang for persistently pursuing Akwa Ibom’s interest above personal interest. He
revealed that the institution will train and equip students with first degrees and other higher degrees.
Earlier in her address, the Principal of the school, Mrs Roseline Jacob Inyang-Ibom described the 33rd anniversary of PSSSI as a significant milestone in the life of an institution that serves as a “practical response to the yearnings and aspirations of many parents who want the best yet affordable form of balanced education and disciplinary formation and training for their children.”
While appreciating the alumni of the association for intervening to give the school a facelift, the principal applauded Enang for personally constructing classroom blocks and a lavatory for the school.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the occasion, Akparawa Michael Bush congratulated the school on the anniversary and counseled the current students to strive hard to emulate their predecessors as worthy ambassadors of PSSSI. Bush also thumbed up the establishment of the Federal College of Education.
Senator Ita Enang was also bestowed with excellence awards by the management of the school, students and the PSSSI Alumni.
Cultural display and choral rendition by the students spiced up the event. The well-attended event was also graced by traditional rulers, clerics, a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Education, and members of Senator Enang’s delegation including Chief Otu Toyo, Prof Etok Ekanem, Dr. Mrs. Ikwo Ekoh, Otuekong UduakAbasi Ikpat among others.