Ekiti Varsity Certificates To Carry Photograph, Security Features – Fayemi

November 18, 2012

Certificates to be issued by Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, will henceforth carry the photographs of their recipients as well as other security features.
The State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi made this known in Ado Ekiti at the weekend during an interactive session/dinner event hosted for students of tertiary institutions in the state as part of the activities marking the maiden edition of the International Students’ Day organised by the Ekiti axis of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

The Governor said the introduction of the special security features became imperative in the bid to curb cases of certificate forgery and impersonation that have been on the increase in recent times.

Dr Fayemi said no fewer than 200 names were sent to the University for authentication of certificate by the Government of Ogun State during the Biometric capture carried out by the State. He said if the certificates had carried the photographs of the recipients, it would have made the authentication easier for Ogun State.

While stressing that education remains  the shortest route to poverty eradication,  Governor Fayemi stated that his administration is committed to providing functional education by introducing life skills in schools.

Fayemi asserted that idle young people pose a serious threat to the society hence the introduction of the Volunteer programme and Youth Empowerment/ Entrepreneurial Scheme in the State.

On students’ rampage in schools, the Governor condemned vandalism during protests; saying that the damaged infrastructure was put in place within the limited resources that accrue to the Institutions.

Earlier, the students who came from Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, (EKSU); Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti; Federal University, Oye-Ekiti; Federal Polythecnic, Ado-Ekiti;  College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero and College of Education Ikere- Ekiti,  had through their various leaders made some remarks and sought some clarifications on some of the policies of Government in the education sector and demanded some changes in the social, infrastructure  and administrative aspects of their respective Institutions.

Specifically, the students who launded the Fayemi administration for pegging  fees payable in public institutions in the state, craved the intervention of the Governor in the restoration of democratic students union governments in their campuses, the creation of the office of Special Assistant to the Governor on Students matters and reduction in other (administrative) fees charges by institutions in the state.

In his remarks, the facilitator of the programme, comrade Adeolu Oyebode commended Governor Fayemi for honouring their invitation; adding that the event had provided an avenue for students to play an important role in the educational development  of the state.
The event was attended by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Dr Eniola Ajayi; her counterparts in the Youths and Sports Ministry, Chief Folorunso Olabode and heads of the various institutions of higher learning in the state.

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