By Kayode Abdulazeez, Ilorin
The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazak has charged the 2022/2023 graduating students of the Kwara State Polytechnic to utilize the opportunity offered by technology practice, entrepreneurship training acquired to rule the world.
The governor, represented by his Chief of Staff Prince Abdulkadir Aliyu Mahe, charged the graduands during the presentation of the prizes to the best-graduating students’ held at the Real Admiral Muhammed Alabi Lawal Auditorium on Thursday.
“I urged you graduating students to work smart and utilize the opportunity offered by technology, and entrepreneurship to rule the world and be a good ambassador of the polytechnic.”
The governor also commended the state and the management of the Polytechnic for breaking new ground in infrastructural development and added that the government would continue to support the Polytechnic in its goal.
He also stressed the need to sustain peace within and outside the polytechnic and zero tolerance for cultism.
In her remarks, the state Commissioner For Tertiary Education Dr. Mrs Mary Ronke Arinde also charged the graduands to always look back and assess themselves in the light of the notable learning process they have successfully undergone, and get ready to soar in a highly competitive world.
“In addition, for you to get ahead in life, volunteer to do a very sound valuable venture that no one else cares to do, and do it better for the benefit of all. Accept responsibilities and shun criminal tendencies, this will make you stand out among equals and remain appreciated by others.
“You should cultivate the habit of honesty, and transparency and shun discrimination along ethnic, religious, cultural, and racial lines, which today are part of Nigeria’s troubling challenges,” she said.
Earlier in his remarks the Rector of the Polytechnic, Engr. Dr. Addul Jimoh Mohammed congratulated the graduands, and urged them to be good ambassadors of the institution and responsible citizens of the country.
“You have laboured hard, toiled tirelessly, and burnt the candle at both ends and these have culminated in this joyous event. No doubt, your dreams have been fulfilled and you have become the pride and glory of your parents and guardians.
“Therefore, you must always remember that the certificates in your possession are very precious; they are confirmations that you have proved yourselves worthy in character and learning” he said
The Rector also expressed appreciation to Governor AbdulRazak’s led administration for creating an enabling environment for the management of the institution to discharge its duties effectively.