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It was carnival of sort as the management, staff and students of federal Polytechnic Nekede rolled drums recently in celebration of her founders day.
Speaking to the media on the founders day,the President of Federal Polytechnic Nekede Alumni Association, Engr. Dr. Ben Iheakam,said that the event remains a rallying for the stakeholders of the technological institution to show appreciation to God and to the institution for her role in nation building.
Engr.Dr Iheakam commended the management of the polytechnic for the standard set and the insistence in producing quality manpower making her products to excel in their various sphere.
The President who is incidentally a foundation student of the institution showered encomiums on the institution declaring that the training gotten from the institution is what has seen him move through the ladder and had made it possible for him to acquire further traings leading to a Ph.D
Dr Ihekam while commending the founders day initiative as drawn requested that the management of the institution makes an annual event that would graduands of the Polytechnic make a mass return to further give back towards greater development.
Moreso, he condemned the attitude of some in not joing the alumni movement of the institution and called for a rethink to enable beneficiaries of life-long trainings from the Polytechnic to support her projects.
Engr. Iheakam went on to commend the Rector of the Polytechnic Dr. Mrs. Celestina Ugochi Njoku for the solid infrastructural development in the institution and for the cordial relationship among all stakeholders that have seen little or disruptions in the academic system.
Speaking also, the immediate past Deputy Rector Administration and Chairman,Local Organising Committee, Mr. Desmond Oparaku, commended the Rector,Dr.Mrs Njoku for her vision in raising the institution to enviable height.He went on to thank all guests for the participations and the stakeholders for being supportive of the committee in the discharge of her mandate.
In attendance where the Chairman of the Governing Council,Mr Edwin Ogunbor, Prof. O. O. Oku, member governing Council Federal Polytechnic, HRH Eze Morrison Eke, Chairman Ndi Eze Owerri West LGA of Imo State, Hon. Prince Obinna Okwara, the chairman of the occasion, Barrister M. C. Chukwuma, the Deputy Rector (Academics) who represented the Rector Dr. Mrs. Njoku who was on National assignment, Mr. I. M. Aligbe, Registrar, Mr A. N. Obi, the Bursar, Mr Enyia Christian Obisike, Librarian, (Dr.) Fidel Onyeneke, Dr. Nnamdi Aumihe, school orator, the polytechnic Public Relation Officer, Dr. Charly Obichere, Comrade Bekee Chidiebere of Zinox Computers who was the 3rd Founders’ Day Guest Lecturer and a product of Federal Polytechnic Nekede and many other important personalities. Iwueze Canice, Port Harcourt Branch Alumni Chairman, Njoku Sylvester of Lagos Alumni Branch and many other dignitaries.