Provost of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Dr. Stella Lemchihas appealed to governments and stakeholders to give priority to the enhancement of education standard across the country.
Lemchi made the disclosure at the official commissioning of the College’s Health Centre, which was reconstructed to facilitate easy access to quality and effective medical service delivery for the college community and others.
She called on stakeholders to partner and support programmes and policies of the government formulated to guarantee quality and quantitative education to boost innovation, research, entrepreneurial skills and technology development in higher institutions.
Lemchi who recently clocked one year in office, reeled out some of her achievements to include reconstruction and renovation of Alvan Health Centre, classroom blocks, flood control within the institution, landscaping and electrification of the College’s Senate Building; accessing of TETFUND library and annual intervention from 2019 to 2023 and purchasing of utility vehicle (SUV) for the College.
Others include digitalisation and eradication of corruption in result collation, computation and transfer; increment in students enrolment into the institution and in the College’s internally generated revenue; speedy mobilisation of graduands for NYSC; creation of Parents-Management Forum; achievement of 100% in accreditation for NCE programmes; clearing of the backlog of promotion arrears from 2018 to date; amongst others.
On the restoration of university status to the institution, the provost said it was a testament to their dedication to growth and advancement, adding that it was achieved through the synergy between the administration and the government of Imo state.
On his part, the executive secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Prof. Paulinus Okwelle commended the AIFCE provost for her vision and commitment for the college and pledged continued support of the commission to the institution.