Fresh students admitted into the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti (ADOPOLY) have been advised to set realistic goals for themselves and ensure that the goals are achieved.
The Rector of the polytechnic, Dr. Taiwo Theresa Akande gave the advice in her keynote address during the orientation programme organised for the students admitted into the institution for the 2016/2017 academic session, which took place at the Polytechnic Sports Complex.
No fewer than 3,000 fresh students admitted into the National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes of the institution undertook the matriculation oath of the poly technic.
The Rector, who spoke through her Deputy in charge Special Duties and Revenue Generation, Dr. Dayo Oladebeye, urged the students to make their studies a priority, adding that “only a determined soul will get to its goals.”
While stressing that education is a vital tool to combat poverty and ignorance, Akande insisted that the polytechnic remains one of the most fertile grounds through which the students could discover their talents, even as she added that her administration had invested so much in terms of human capacity building and infrastructural facilities to raise the standard of learning in the institution.
She, therefore, challenged the students to choose a vocation and pursue it especially as the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Vocational Studies had been established to provide ample opportunity to realize that, stating that education without entrepreneurial skills was incomplete in view of today’s reality.
This was as she challenged them to key into the polytechnic’s dream of producing industrycompliant graduates and entrepreneurs in line with Federal Government’s policy of ensuring that today’s graduates aspire to be job-creators, rather than jobseekers.
The Rector admonished the students to shun bad companies and other forms of anti-social behaviour.