The Redeemer’s College Of Technology and Management (RECTEM) is set to award a National Diploma to 396 graduates of the Polytechnic during its 3rd and 4th combined Convocation scheduled to take place on February 13 from its four schools.
They are: School of Management; School of Environmental Design Technology; School of Science & Technology and School of Engineering.
Speaking during a press briefing to announce the forthcoming convocation ceremony, the Rector of RECTEM, Mrs. Stella Mofunanya, said the great citadel of learning though still in its infancy, has taken some giant strides towards the pursuance of its mandate as captured in the mission statement of the college.
She explained further that the college’s mission include, among others developing a centre of academic excellence for training students to acquire qualifications higher than secondary school level.
According to her, it would be the leading higher educational institution in Nigeria, providing first-rate academic, professional and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) education and to provide candidates with skills and knowledge for work in any institution, as well as the nations small and medium enterprises.
Mofunanya said further that the occasion was also to award certificates in vocational training to deserving individuals in skills such as Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Cakes and Pastries, Art Works, Web Design, Computer Software Development, Carpentry, Welding Technology, Electrical Installation and Auto Servicing.
The rector also hinted that the college, with approval from the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), has commenced Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes and has successfully implemented five academic sessions from inception in 2018 to 2023.
She said the current 2023/2024 academic session is the sixth, also seized the opportunity to take pressmen on a tour of the college’s facilities.
“The facilities tour to specific workshops, laboratories, wellness centre and the entrepreneurship centre is to give you first-hand information about the state-of-the-art equipment, tools and apparatus that are available in the various schools of the polytechnic.
“These teaching aid machines and devices were procured through the benevolent nature of the Proprietor of the College, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye to ensure that the institution meets the requirements to function adequately as a technologically based centre of excellence as laid down by the NBTE,” she noted.
RECTEM was recently recognised by the National Youth/Students Enterprise Group (NASEG), an umbrella body of students in tertiary institutions pursuing degrees in entrepreneurship, for its outstanding entrepreneurship development and innovation.
The recognition by NASEG of the college’s contributions towards advancing entrepreneurship in Nigeria was a testament to being a reliable and purposeful institution with a passion for entrepreneurship development among Nigerian students.
Expressing gratitude for the recognition, Mofunanya assured that RECTEM remains committed to promoting entrepreneurship education in the country.
The National President of NASEG, Abdulkareem Soetan, said RECTEM was singled out for the award for its commitment and promotion of entrepreneurship and skill development.
Represented by National Vice President, Special Duties, NASEG, Oladimeji Ajibola, he said: “In all ramifications, this honour is in recognition of the passion for youth and students’ developmental projects at all times, the concern for youth development and the nation at large.”