The Proprietor, Blessed Martin’s International Institute of Science and Technology (BMIIST) Comrade Chinedu Ogah, has promised to send the First Class students of the institution abroad.
Comrade Ogah stated this at Ohatekwe during the maiden matriculation programme of the institution with over 200 students of the institution at the weekend.
Ogah who noted that the institution offers accredited programmes in the following courses Senior Community Health Extension Workers, Junior Community Health Extension Workers, Environmental Health Technician, Health Education Promotion, Health Information Technology, public Nursing, Pharmacy Technician and Medical Laboratory Technician, stated that the school was established out of his desire to bridge the gap created by inadequacy of quality and affordable education in the society.
He added that the institution is positioned to entrench social norms and values into their children and prepare them in all ramifications to compete favourably with the society.
Ogah, however, noted that with the institution situated in his area, most of his community children can now have access to quality and affordable education and resist the self-punishment of travelling to various cities and towns across the federation for a good living.
He also said their efforts to revamp the ailing state of education in the country has brought fulfilment of the expectations and dreams of their fore father’s stressing that the institution would provide her students with the opportunity of redefining their future and erase the mentality and bad impression, especially from the people of Ikwo.
Ogah further disclosed that the institution has opened a new hospital well equipped with state of the art facilities to provide medical services to patients in the school, neighbouring communities and a host of others.
“Our forefathers did not dream of a society where our daughters would be trafficked into other countries for sordid jobs in the guise of quality education and in the process bring disrepute and shame on not only us but the entire Abakaliki region.
“Our forefathers did not dream of a society where our children who managed to finish their school after a long period of hustling and suffering could not be gainfully employed because they cannot defend their certificates.
“Blessed Martin’s International Institute of Science and Technology has given adequate answers to those challenging expectations of our fathers. Students who graduate from our institutions require no stress in getting jobs because of high quality of teaching and learning provided by our lecturers.”
He, however, commended President Mohammadu Buhari and the First Lady for giving the institution the platform and all necessary assistance to take off even as he commends Governor David Umahi for his roles in promoting education in the state.
Ogah also thanked the Dean, Students Affairs of the Institution, Mrs Justina Nweke and Mr. Okey Anyingor Ogah, and the entire workforce of the school for their effective service delivery for the growth of their students.
The dignitaries who graced the occasion include, Prof. Fidelis Ogah, while Senator Emmanuel Onwe, also in attendance, charged leaders of Ohatekwe community in Amagu Ikwo Local government area of Ebonyi State, to give all their support to the development of the institution, even as he advised them to ensure that the lives of students, staffs and properties of the institution situated in their area are well protected.
According to school, the institution will liberate their community, bring prosperity and advancement to the entire Ikwo LGA.
“Ogah has done very much than anyone alive just like his uncle, Prof. Fidelis Ogah, in terms of education which Nigeria needs desperately.
“So I, urged the people of Ohatekwe to donate more lands, though it may be difficult for them but it remains what will liberate this community, it is what will bring prosperity and advancement to Ohatekwe,Amagu and Ikwo.
“They should also ensure that the security of this place is well and protected. They should also ensure that the students mostly the foreign ones are received as though they are members of this community,” the community representative stated.
The highlight of the programme was the donation of funds by the dignitaries to the school and naming of the school blocs after Prof. Fidelis Ogah, and Senator Onwe.