Speaking at the ceremony, the Chairman Governing Council of the polytechnic, Chief (Engr.) Nkenchor Okwuokenye welcomed all present to the 4th matriculation ceremony of the institution, which according to him was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chief Okwuokenye said despite all odds that the institution had ensured the stipulated guidelines to manage COVID-19 and equally adjusted her academic calendar to maintain its academic excellence.
He said by the matriculation exercise the new students have been formally admitted, registered and oriented.
While congratulating the fresh students, he charged them to ensure excellence in character and learning by the end of their programmes.
Continuing, the chairman of the institution governing council harped on the importance of education and polytechnic education, which according to him remains one of the most veritable pivots for economic development and socio-political change and a nation’s economic development, is increasingly tied with her ability to acquire and apply technical knowledge in her developmental strides.
He recalled that the journey towards the actualization of Calvary Polytechnic began in 2013 and finally came into existence in 2016, with commencement of academic work in January 2017. While revealing that it took very serious effort of dedicated workforce to achieve success to the establishment of the institution, Chief Okwuokenye thanked in a special way the Owa monarch, His Royal Majesty Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II JP, the Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Hon. S.I Agidi, Barrister Raymond Isitor and Prof. Igbogbor amongst others for their efforts and supports.
Further expressing joy, Chief Okwuokenye said no doubt that the institution has had the names of good people of Owa-Oyibu Community written in gold.
In his address, the acting Rector Calvary Polytechnic, Owa-Oyibu, Dr. Monday Morka highlighted the vision, mission and objectives of founding the institution and assured the new students that they are in centre of academic excellence.
He admonished them to take their studies very seriously and say no to the present day slogan that school is a scam, so as to make the society proud at the end of their educational engagements.
Dr. Morka, however charged a template for success and told the newly admitted students to know their primary aims and objective of coming into the polytechnic, while enjoining them to flee from all forms of social vices to graduate in due time.
Administering matriculation oath to the fresh students, the school registrar, Mr. Michael Ikechukwu Ebomah pointed out that importance of polytechnic education cannot be overemphasized in the present days, disclosing that Calvary Polytechnic, Owa-Oyibu has all it takes to offer them the best education.
Further admonishing the new intakes, the spokesman of the invited chiefs from the Owa-Oyibu Palace and the Isor of Owa Kingdom, Sir Chief K.O Okocha also enjoined them to say no to cultism, indecent dressing, examination malpractice and all social vices to be found worthy in character and learning.