The Special Adviser to Imo Governor on Imo Orientation Agency,Chief Fidel Onyeneke, has admonished the Alumni Associations of various institutions to make frantic contributions that would further enhance the standard of education in the country.

Chief Onyeneke made the appeal in Owerri on Monday while addressing the members of the Federal Polytechnic,Nekede-Owerri Alumni Association,during their award presentation day.
He said that the provision of modern learning facilities, including laboratories and workshops,should not be left to the government alone.

Chief Onyeneke stressed that people needed to show more interest in the growth of their Alma Mata as a deliberate effort to pay back for the personal knowledge they acquired.

The Special Adviser called for the establishment of foundations and endowments in order to raise funds for the improvement of the institutions.

He also emphasized that the burden of running the schools as stipulated by the appropriate rules and regulations should be of great concern to the alumni.

Chief Onyeneke therefore urged the old graduates to work out modalities for advocacy and the engagement of students and youths with a view to changing their negative attitudes,including cultism, drug abuse, and other social vices.

The Special Adviser commended the Alumni Association for their role in ensuring peace and development in society through their professional input in the various sectors of the nation’s economy.

In his speech,the President of the Association, Engr. O.O. .O.Mong,expressed the determination of the association to embark on projects that would be of immense benefit to the development of the youth.

The high point of the event was the presentation of awards to some prominent individuals who had made remarkable contributions to their field of human endeavour.

Chief Onyeneke was honored with an award for his excellence in the journalism profession.


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