Application of knowledge acquired in school is part of the teaching in the Quran and Islam as a religion places a very high value on such endeavor. The Chief Imam, Federal University of Technology Akure, Muslim Community, Dr. Musa Adebayo Idris stated this in his admonition at the Juma’at commemorating the 33rd convocation ceremony at the FUTA central Mosque on 10th Nov, 2023.
He said the 33rd convocation ceremony highlights the remarkable efforts of the Management and staff of the University in producing skilled manpower for the nation. Dr Idris said convocation ceremonies signify that learning has taken place while knowledge and skill have been acquired. he said it is common to say Knowledge is power, however according to an American writer, Dale Carnegie, Knowledge is not power, applied knowledge is.
He advised the graduands to be focused and contribute their quota to transform the society. He advised them to t endeavor to uphold the highest level of ethical and moral conduct as enjoined by Islamic teachings and principles. He went on to admonish them to continue to project the image of FUTA in good light while pursuing Technology for self-reliance.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Adenike Oladiji, who attended the service, said it’s a privilege to receive words of prayer and encouragement. She used the opportunity to thank everyone who is responsible for advancing the cause of FUTA. She said standing United is the basis for growth and development of any society. She urged the Graduating students to practice what they have learnt in and out of class and always represent the name of FUTA in positive light wherever they find themselves.
Professor Isiaq Amoo, the Chairman of FUTA Muslim Community, in an address earlier, thanked the Vice Chancellor for gracing the Juma’at service in person. He prayed for wisdom for her as she continues to lead the University in the right direction with fairness and equity.