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OSAGIE AND AKINSANYA BAG PhD

Having completed their higher Degrees in Health Sciences with Psychology from the departments of Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, Northwest University, South Africa and Economics from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Mr Oluwaniyi Johnson Osagie and Mrs Taiwo Adedayo Akinsanya of the Schools of General Education and Arts and Social Sciences respectively, shall henceforth be known, called and addressed as Drs O.J Osagie and T.A Akinsanya.
Congratulations to the duo!

EP&T DIVISION ORGANISES QUARTERLY SEMINAR … HOLDS ITS NEW YEAR PARTY

The Establishments, Personnel and Training Division of the Registry Department held its quarterly Seminar and New Year get-together on Monday, 27th January 2022. “Common errors made in Administration” and “Taking good Minutes of Meeting” were topics delivered by Mrs A.A Badejo and the Registrar, Dr G.A Adebayo respectively at the Seminar.

The Provost, Dr R.A Soyele while addressing the gathering lauded the organisers saying that it was an avenue for staffers to equip and update themselves. He therefore appreciated the ingenuity of Non-Teaching Staff of the College noting that when headship was okay, everything would fall in shape.

Speaking on “Taking Good Minutes of Meeting”, Dr G.A Adebayo applauded the Division for organising the periodic seminar. According to him, the main task of the Registry Department were minutes and memo writing which must be properly planned.

Dr Adebayo maintained that minutes and memo writing required consistency in writing style, font size, spacing, justification adding that staffers should be patiently attentive to get facts from opinions which must be developed not later than 72 hours after the meeting. He thereafter concluded by saying that in life, change was a permanent thing and that when one fails to develop himself, the person remained the same.

Also, one of the Division’s Staff, Mrs A.A Badejo while marshalling her topic noted that errors were mistakes that commonly happened even when it was not expected to happen. According to her, these mistakes could be attributed to - misfiling of documents, ignoring action sheets, not paying attention to names and file numbers to mention a few. She noted that these errors could cause unnecessary delay in executing jobs which in turn may affect the system. Badejo reiterated the need for officers to know how to receive, record and document memoranda adding that any action should not be delayed. She therefore advised on the need to concentrate while going through minutes or memoranda so as to avoid misinformation and avoid communication gap.

Earlier, the Deputy Registrar EP&T, Mrs O.O Oresegun while welcoming members to the Seminar stated that she was delighted to welcome the Management team to the Programme adding that the Programme was to further reveal that the Division was working hard in executing the assignment it was saddled with.

COUNCIL, MANAGEMENT MEET EGBA DIGNITARIES & OGUN CP

The Seventh Governing Council led by Alhaji AbdulRahaman Shehu together with the College Management on Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 visited prominent Egba Monarchs and the Commissioner of Police in the State.

In their separate addresses, the Royal Fathers, the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, HRM Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo Okukenu IV, the Agura of Gbagura, HRM Oba Saburee Babajide Bakre and the Olu of Osiele, Oba Williams Olufemi Olowonyo congratulated the Provost for the removal of Ag. in his title stating their optimism about greater things being achieved in the College. They thereafter prayed that the College would continue to move from strength to strength and that it would soon be upgraded to a degree awarding Institution.

The Council Chairman Alhaji AbduRahaman Shehu informed the Monarchs that there was no way they would come to their territory without paying homage to them having heard of their unflinching supports for the College. The Council Chairman therefore promised to make FCE Abeokuta better than he met it.

Earlier, the Provost Dr R.A Soyele in his address appreciated the Royal Fathers and informed them that President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR had granted him the approval to be the College substantive Provost.

In the same vein, at the Ogun State Police Command Headquarters, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Awolowo Ajogun remarked that FCE Abeokuta was relatively peaceful and that if other Institutions could emulate the College, Police could go to sleep without watching adding that the Police would continually maintain peaceful environment for Nigerians. The CP, while assuring citizens of the Police availability stressed that Students were expected to be more security conscious, shun every forms of vices. He thereafter advised Staffers of the institution to be mindful of female students’ relationship and sexual harassment saying that everyone should display personal integrity in offices held.

While appreciating the Commissioner of Police, the Provost noted that the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta was generally noted for peace and excellence adding that the College had zero tolerance for any form of misdemeanour. Soyele informed that FCE Abeokuta staffers, who remained disciplined, always avoided any form of amorous relationships. He therefore sought further support of the Police as the College was involved with moulding teenagers and youths.

NUC ACCREDITATION TEAM VISTS THE COLLEGE

The Nigeria Universities Commission on Monday 24th January, 2022 visited the College to accredit Degree courses run in the College in affiliation with the University of Ibadan. Professors Ngozi Nwajiogu and Ukeje Lidelma of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology and Nassarawa State University, Keffi respectively, led the teams.

While welcoming the Accreditors, the Provost, Dr R.A. Soyele gave a brief of the College and the Centre for Degree Programmes (CEDEP). According to him, the College was blessed with eggheads having over two hundred Academic Staff as PhD holders. He stated that since inception, the number of students’ enrolment kept increasing as no academic session had been lost except for the COVID year.

Speaking on behalf of the Science team, Prof. Ngozi Mbajiogwu appreciated the College’s hospitality since their arrival and noted that accreditation was a means of evaluating infrastructures, courses and facilities available in an Institution to know if it was in line with the requirements of the Universities Commission and that their coming was not to witch-hunt but to add value to the College. In the same vein, the Arts team leader, Prof Ukeje Lidelma went in line with the Arts team leader adding that their coming was to compare what was on ground with the NUC laid down principles. She expressed that they were delighted to be in the College.

At their final exit, the Accreditors commended the College for her hospitality, commitment to work and conducive atmosphere in which the College operated emphasising that they were pleased to come to the College.

ALAKE COMMISSIONS NEWLY CONSTRUCTED BUILDINGS TO MARK 78TH BIRTHDAY

The Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba (Dr) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo recently commissioned two newly constructed buildings at the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta.

The new Science Complex which was named after the Paramount Ruler was to mark his 78th birthday celebration. He commissioned the Christian Religious Studies Complex alongside while Chief Captain Raji commissioned an 820 metres stretch roads network and the representative of the Honourable Minister for Education on Council, Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim commissioned theStudents’ Affairs Building.

While commissioning the Science complex, Oba Gbadebo remarked that Science needed to be given more recognition and preference in Teacher training as Science was life.

Earlier, both the Student Union President and FCE National Alumni President welcomed and thanked Alake for all he had done and also for fulfilling his promise that an alumnus emerged as the substantive Provost. They equally thanked the Council Chairman, representative of the Honourable Minister for Education on Council and the Egbas for supporting Dr Rafiu Adekola Soyele in becoming the College Provost.