All is now set for the ground breaking inaugural National conference of The Directorate of Professional Diploma in Education, (PDE), Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba. This much was contained in a statement issued by the Chairman, Local Organizing Committee of the Conference and Director of Professional Diploma in Education programme, Dr (Mrs) C.P Enueme made exclusively to public.
According to the statement, this maiden edition of the Professional Diploma in Education conference is being organized with theme: The Teacher: Professional Practices and Contemporary Issues for Quality Assurance. The conference is also expected to feature top academics and professionals in the teaching field.
The two day conference, which comes from Tuesday 8th – Thursady 10th April, 2014, will take place at the Federal College of Education Technical, Asaba and special guests expected to grace the event include; the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Prof M.I Junaid is the Distinguished Guest of Honour, the Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) Prof Addison Wokocha will be the keynote address speaker.
Delta State Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Hope Eghagha is expected to be the Chairman of the occasion and the Chief host will be DR N.I Ezoem the Provost, Federal College of Education Technical Asaba. Teachers from across the country and other African countries are also expected at the event.
Commenting on the importance of this maiden national conference on the teachers, Mr. Mike Ilechie, who is the Director of Socials, COEASU and also a lecturer with the Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, noted that the conference could not have come at a more opportune time for teachers in the state and country. According to him, “This maiden conference in expected to conscientize and reawaken the consciousness of teachers to the ethics and demands of the teaching profession in the state. It will be a wonderful conference and I can assure you that our Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee and Director of Professional Diploma in Education programme, (PDE), Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba. Dr. (Mrs) Enueme and her team, have put all the necessary structures in place to host our guests from Nigeria and abroad and make sure that we have a successful conference”, an excited Mr. Ilechie enthused.