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The College Management has on Tuesday, 13th October 2020 inaugurated new Deans, Chairmen of Board and Head of Departments in the College.
The Provost, Dr A.A Ajayi while addressing the audience appreciated Staffers who made themselves available during and after the lockdown saying that they had in no small measure uplifted the College by making it run smoothly at that time. He appreciated their sacrifices and commitment and also commiserate with friends and families of Staff members who lost their loved ones during the Corona Virus pandemic.
Dr Ajayi noted that the inauguration ceremony would be the last before the expiration of his tenure as the College Provost in December, 2020. While appreciating and commending outgone Deans, Directors and other Stakeholders on the progress recorded in the past years, he enlightened incoming Deans and Directors as well as other stakeholders on the developments on Campus.
Further in his address, the Provost highlighted some innovations that took place within the last two years in the College prominent among which were change from GIFMIS to IPPIS paying platform, introduction of National Housing Fund by Federal Government, a new policy on Store items which mandated approval to be sought from the Federal Government before distributing items in the store, dissolution of the Governing Council, he also mentioned some completed projects like the Alh. Folorunso Administrative Complex and Oracle building.
The Provost therefore enjoined all new Deans, Directors, Board Chairmen and Head of Departments to effectively manage both human and material resources in their custody imploring them to embrace team work, shun rumours, hold on to facts and generate reasonable ideas that would enhance their productivity.
Highlight of the event were issuance of commendation letters to past Deans, Board Chairmen, Directors and the administration of oath of office to incoming officers.
Students of the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta have been advised to register, sit for and pass the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) examination and it is worthy of note that they have been excelling in the Professional Examination.
This assertion was made by the Deputy Provost, Dr R.A Soyele at the 2020 TRCN reaccreditation exercise for the Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) Programme held in the College on Friday, 9th October, 2020. He appreciated the team led by a Don from the University of Ibadan, Professor Esther Odiolowu, saying that, FCE Abeokuta was the first and the best College of Education in Ogun State adding that since inception, the College had never lost any of its academic session to crisis. According to him, the vision of the College to be the most preferred College of Education in Nigeria had been its watchword saying that the College remained the most peaceful tertiary institution in Ogun State. Dr Soyele noted that for Professionalism and Competence, the College mandated all its products to sit for the TRCN’s Exams so that this will give them edge over their Colleagues and also distinguish the College as the Centre of
The Team leader, Prof. Esther Odiolowu in her address noted that the team was overwhelmed with all they had seen since arrival adding that it was worth collaborating with the College. She remarked that the mandate of the College to provide qualified, efficient, effective and standard education could not be overemphasised saying that the team would be objective in its assignment. She therefore commended the College for the caliber of work force it had got urging the College Management to always reexamine staffers.
Earlier, in his welcome address, the Director of the Centre for Pre NCE and Preparatory Programmes (CESAPREP), Dr A.O Abati stated that the College had maintained excellence from the onset adding that it has produced prominent individuals in the society. He stated further that FCE Abeokuta was blessed with egg headed Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff, infrastructures and conducive learning environment which according to him was enough for the Council to reaccredit the Programme.
At the end of the accreditation exercise, the Team commended the College for the human and material resources it had and advised on some areas which were noted by the Deputy Provost.
At the official opening of the accreditation exercise were the Deputy Provost, Dr R.A Soyele; the team leader, Prof. Esther Odiolowu, Registrar, Dr G.A Adebayo; Bursar, Mr A.O Alabi; the College Librarian, Dr G.O Oyewole; Director from TRCN, Mr Owam, TRCN Abeokuta Coordinator, Mrs Olufunmilayo Oniyide among others.
Academic activities at the federal College of Education, Abeokuta would commence on Monday 9th November, 2020.
According to a memorandum issued by the college Registrar Dr Adedayo Adebayo dated 2nd November 2020 ,all 100 and 200 Level NCE (Regular) students and students of other programmes being offered by the College are expected to resume for the completion of the first semester on Monday 9th November, 2020 while a later date would be announced for the resumption of all 300 Level NCE (Regular) Students.
The Registrar emphasised that returning students are expected to comply with all COVID 19 protocols as stated by NCDC and compulsory wearing of Identity Cards while on Campus for security reasons.
The Ogun State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Hammed Abodunrin paid a courtesy visit to the College Management on Thursday 8th October, 2020 as part of his familiarization visit to Odeda Local Government Area.
In his address, the Commandant thanked the College for being part of the achievement recorded by NSCDC in the State adding that FCE Abeokuta and his Command should have a symbiotic relationship. While commending the Provost for maintaining its physical structures that had in no small measures added to its uniqueness among other Institutions in the State, he noted that there was need to educate everyone on security consciousness. He further informed that the Command would soon embark on Security Training on how to identify threats. He therefore appealed to the College Management for the use of College facilities for the training adding that his Command was ready to collaborate with the College on Human Capacity building.
Responding through the Deputy Provost, Dr R.A Soyele, the Provost appreciated the Commandant for the visit saying that the College had zero tolerance for vices and indiscipline. According to him, aside Teacher Education, the College was also involved in Community Services adding that there was collaboration between the College and the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) as a means of producing quality and well equipped Teachers. The Provost further noted that FCE Abeokuta was well fenced as guard against any form of attack by hoodlums stressing that the College had a good number of security personnel. He thereafter stated that the College would be ready to collaborate with the Command in the area of training the College Security personnel and usage of College facilities.
On hand to receive the NSCDC Commandant and his entourage were the Deputy Provost, Dr R.A Soyele; Registrar, Dr G.A Adebayo; Bursar, Mr A.O Alabi; Deans, Directors, Deputy Registrars and some members of staff.
The Dean, School of Vocational Education, Dr Titilayo Joyce Fadoju having spent the stipulated two years effected a change in leadership baton of the School which took place on Thursday, 24th September, 2020 between the outgoing Dean and the Dean elect, Mr James Abiodun Odubiyi.
In her valedictory address, the outgoing Dean, Dr T.J Fadoju appreciated the Provost and the entire Management team for making her succeed. Attributing her success to the commitment, dedication and selfless service rendered by staffers of the School of Vocational Education, she said that all these had in no small measure added to her achievements.
Representing the Provost, the outgoing Dean School of Arts and Social Sciences and Chairman Committee of Deans, Mr S.A Makinde appreciated God for a successful tenure adding that the Dean started and ended well.
The Dean Elect, Mr J.A Odubiyi in his acceptance speech promised to serve democratically and put machineries in place for collaboration noting that the foundation laid by his predecessors would be duly followed.
Goodwill messages from past Deans were highlights of the epoch making event. They all wished the incoming Dean a successful tenure of office.