College of Fisheries disowns protesting students

The Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Victoria Island has disowned students who complained about poor welfare package and neglect of the institution by the Federal Government.

Speaking to SHIPS & PORTS DAILY in his office last week, the Provost of the institution, Dr Sule Abiodun said the students that made the statement were not their students.

He stated further that no student of the institution would make such an untrue and unsubstantiated statement about the institution.

Abiodun said that the school management received adequate cooperation and funding from the Ministry, stating that the allegations were untrue.

“We have received several reports of persons, especially youths who attend public functions and drop the school’s name with intent to disparage it,” he noted.

Abiodun said the school recently acquired state of the art facilities to help in the training of her students.

He also added that corporate organizations and multinational companies had helped in providing amenities and state of the art equipment for the institution.

“We have one of the most modern facilities around. We recently got a simulator; courtesy of the Federal Government. This is in addition to several other facilities, and laboratories that are currently available in the school.

“In addition to these facilities, the school also has an impressive array of qualified academic staff. We have a large pool of qualified and competent lecturers,” he said.

He also added that the school has a strict admission procedure, which ensures that only candidates who meet its requirements are offered admission.

Abiodun was however worried about the number of fake students who go about claiming studentship of the institution.

“Despite out stiff admission procedures, some crafty students were still able to beat the stiff guidelines.

“These are the people you’ll find outside, bearing false tales of being students of the College. They leave the school because of these reasons and then wait for their mates to graduate, they collect their letters and fake it to look for placements on board ships and in other places”, he disclosed.

He said very soon the Institution will put a disclaimer and caveat on such persons. “Anyone who claims to be a student of this school, please ask for his identity card”. Its either they don’t have or what they will show to you is fake, he told our correspondent.

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