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Mujota advised students to learn state anthem


March 17, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News About Education


 

Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Modupe Mujota has appealed to the new students of the Ogun State Institute of Technology (OGITECH) Igbesa, Ogun State to learn the lyrics of the State anthem: Ise Ya, saying it would help direct their career paths while in the institution.

Mujota spoke during the institute’s 10th matriculation of OND and HND  students for the 2015/2016 academic session.

The Ogun State anthem espouses virtues of industry, resilience, integrity, prayerfulness, and optimism, among others, all which make up the trademarks of an average native of the state.

She said: “We all just sang the Ogun State anthem after that national anthem but I want you all to pay more attention to the lyrics of that song. It talks about those qualities which when imbibed, can make you realise your purpose in this school.

“These are the virtues of an average Ogun man and I can tell you that armed with those qualities, you can never lose focus. I also wish to appeal to you not to join bad company so that you don’t destroy your life and career. As I rejoice with you today, I also wish to rejoice with you on your graduation day.”

Mujota said commitment remains man’s greatest asset that engenders creativity in him.

The Rector of the institution, Dr Olufunke Akinkurolere, urged matriculating students to strive for excellence.

“I will again like to congratulate you because gaining admission to OGITECH and standing here this morning to take the matriculation oath has not been an easy journey; it can be likened to the proverbial carmel that successfully passed through the eye of the needle,” she noted.

Dr Akinkurolere, who said the institution has zero tolerance for unwholesome activities, advised them to be committed to their studies, which is their primary goal of coming to the institution.

She announced that the Ogun Guangdong Free Trade Zone would be partnering with the institute by employing its students upon graduation.

Source: the nation news

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