Foundation Polytechnic Ikot Ekpene, Aks, witnessed a landmark event on Tuesday, the 12th of December, marking a turning point for student engagement and institution-wide development. The first-ever Student Leadership Summit and Project Commissioning, spearheaded by the dynamic SUG President, Comr. Meshach Warribo Essien, proved to be an impactful experience for students of the school and esteemed guests who were present at the event.
Personalities from various walks of life, including the Special Assistant to the Governor of Akwa Ibom on Student Matters, graced the occasion, adding colour and weight to the summit’s discussions.
Governor Pledge Support for the School
In his inspiring address, the Special Assistant lauded the SUG president initiative and pledged the government’s support for student-driven ventures. He emphasized the importance of youth participation in shaping the nation’s future, stating, “Nobody will come to fix the state for us, but we will fix it ourselves.” He encouraged students to take ownership of their future and contribute actively to the country’s development.
How the Leadership Summit Ignites Student Potential
The Student Leadership Summit provided a platform for meaningful dialogue and exchange of ideas between student leaders, faculty members, and industry professionals. Sessions centred on leadership skills, entrepreneurship, and academic excellence ignited passionate discussions and equipped students with valuable personal and professional growth tools.
Beyond the intellectual discourse, the summit marked the official commissioning of a strategic signage project initiated by the student union. Comr. Meshach Warribo Essien, the school SUG president, and his team took the initiative to install clear and informative signage at the polytechnic. This practical contribution reflects the commitment of the school student leadership to improving student experiences and fostering a more connected campus community.
This historical event will undoubtedly leave its mark on the institution’s landscape, leaving behind a legacy of empowered students, engaged faculty, and a revitalized spirit of progress.