By Ogude Samuel (Warri)
The Chairman of Committee for Retired Staff, College of Education, Warri, Delta Dr Mrs J.J. Kalusi has said the college is an organization with rich history as its contributions towards human capital development cannot be overemphasized.
Dr. Mrs Kalusi stated this at the set forth ceremony organised by the school for a total of 18 retirees which consist of 8 Deputy Registrars and 10 Chief lecturers which was held in Onoma Hall College of Education, Warri in Warri South Local Government Area Delta State.
Dr. Mrs Kalusi said the staff and the people should not take the school for granted as the college’s high demand” human assets” are highly sought after across the country and the intelligence community. She said the college has been able to provide innovative and “out of box” thinking in the ability to solve human capital development challenges for the nation.
She said the retirees are the brains behind the growth and development the school has undergone to this level since its inception in 1981.
She said:” behind colleges great achievements are stalwart leadership of the retirees gathered here today
The chairman of the committee therefore charged the retirees to have a blissful retirement just as she enjoined them to engage in meaningfull venture to keep their life going.
Dr. (Mrs) Kalusi used the medium to appealed to the management to make prospective retirees of the college to undergo pre- retirement Training Scheme to prepare them adequately for their vocations after leaving service to align with the ever changing world and make the transition easier for them.
She thanked the school ‘s Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof Samuel Ovete Aghalino and his executive members, Provost of the College, Prof Mrs Mary Olire Edema, management for putting the programme together just as she appreciated them for allowing her to serve in this capacity.
Earlier on her part, the Provost of the College, Prof Mary Edema congratulated them for their successful retirement saying it was not by their power but the grace of God.
She enjoined them to make judicious use of retirement and continue to do their best for the growth and development of the country. She therefore wished them a fruitful and peaceful retirement.
Not left out is the Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof Samuel Ovete Aghalino. He said the fear of retirement is the beginning of wisdom. He said the retirees have contributed immensely towards the growth and development of the college and wished them happy retirement. He charged those in service to up and doing as they will also be sent forth at their due time. He appreciated the work of the retirees and wishes them well.
The highlight of the program was the presentation of gifts to the various retirees amid cheers