The Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) on Saturday 10th April 2021 held it 2020/2021 Academic Year Matriculation Ceremony at the Peace and Love Amphitheater, Goderich campus.The principal, Dr. Philip John Kanu observed that it was a great day for the Matriculates and stated that the college was at a crossroad as it is being transformed from a polytechnic to a Technical University, noting that the students gained admission after President Dr. Julius Maada Bio proclaimed the institution a Technical University and that the President has also improved the college within a very short period. According to the principal, out of over 4,500 applicants only 2,379 were lucky to be admitted into the college. He also revealed that the Technical University Bill is now in parliament for ratification. Dr. Kanu said the college has a special place in Sierra Leone and admonished the Matriculates to be studious as the college is a place of intellectual challenges for them to become free through knowledge and truth affirming that the college is renowned for quality assurance, quality teaching, research and services and encouraged them to be part of the history making. He also pleaded with the Matriculates to explore knowledge, attend lectures regularly and do their assignments warning that the college has zero tolerance on cultism, indiscipline, examination malpractices and other vices and disclosed that the college would improve on its extra-curriculum activities as well as make good use of its resources through a transparent and accountable process and encouraged students to promptly pay their fees otherwise they will not be allowed to take their examinations. Dr. Kanu further assured that the college would provide the conducive environment for effective learning and maximum security on campus and disclosed that the college can now compete with others internationally. Earlier, welcoming all at the ceremony, the Vice Principal and Director of Studies of the MMCET, Dr. Mohamed Alie Jalloh reminded Matriculates that the ceremony is to officially welcome them as bonafide students of the college, stating that the event is significant and that they are lucky to be accepted as the admission process was very competitive, long, arduous and thorough and revealed that they are the best among the rest. He also urged them to make good use of the opportunity and to count themselves lucky disclosing that the college has witnessed tremendous transformation over the past three years and encouraged them to join the bandwagon of progress. The Vice Principal also appealed to the matriculates to respect their colleagues, lecturers and college authorities. The Dean of the Brookfields Campus, Mrs. Halima Jumu whilst administering the Oath Taking reminded the matriculates that oath taking is a serious obligation and urged them to uphold their obligations. The formal pronouncement was made by the college’s Registrar, Mr. Sherifu Bangura. In her statement of felicitation, the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor-Morgan congratulated the matriculates as they officially enter the college, recalled that the admission process was stressful and reminded them to deeply reflect on the process and to remain focused on their studies. She also stated that they did not make a mistake to choose the college and wished them great success assuring that the college has received them with open hands. Highlights of the ceremony were musical performances by local artists, Oath Taking, Sample Signing of the College’s Register led by the Senior Deputy Registrar Mr. Bockarie Sillah while the vote of thanks was rendered by a first year student, Veronica Pewa and the Public Relations Officer, Elizabeth SV Sesay chaired the Ceremony.