The Provost, Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu, Professor Benjamin Mbah, made the call at the 31st and 32rd convocation of the institution.
Over 1,000 students were awarded with the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) and professional Diploma in Education (PDE).
The students who were all beaming with smiles processed into the convocation arena have put in some years of hard work for their various certificates.
The event was expected to be the last convocation to be presided over by the Provost as his tenure would be ending by March 2018.
Going down memory lane, Professor Mbah said the image of the school was battered when he took over the administration more than 7 years ago.
According to him, the support he enjoyed from the management team enabled him to reposition the school under what he captioned as the administration’s 9 point development agenda.
While calling for improvement on his achievements by successive administrations, the Provost appealed for collaborative efforts in ensuring that teacher training was given a priority in the country.
For the graduating students, Professor Mbah advised them to aim for higher degrees and be worthy ambassadors of the college.
A Director in the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Eddy Nwokoye, represented the Minister of Education on the occasion while the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education, Professor Bappa-Aliyu Muhammadu, in a goodwill message commended the school management for making the institution conducive for teaching and learning.
Also, the chairman of the Governing Council, Dr. Lawan Bukar Alhaji gave the people an assurance that the council would strive to make positive impact on the college.
Two of the graduating students, Mr. Chukwuemeka Ugwoke and Miss Mercy Udo, expressed joy for being part of the ceremony.
The college used the occasion to commission some projects executed by the current administration, award prizes to outstanding students and also confer award of fellowship on some individuals who contributed to the development of the institution.