The camaraderie and the spirit of brotherhood enjoyed by the out-going 2016/2017 Batch A Corps members could not be held back as Corps members who served in the college embraced one another and wished themselves good things of life at the send-off ceremony organised for them on Monday 10th April, 2017.
The Provost, Dr Ayodele Adetayo Ajayi, while speaking at the ceremony, encouraged the outgoing Corps members to strive to be independent and be ready to add value to the society stressing the need for them to think of what they can do on their own and not waiting for what government could offer them.
Dr A.A Ajayi who was represented by the new Deputy Provost, Dr Rafiu Adekola Soyele made it known that professing to be a graduate should not only be in words but should be followed by action. According to him, “when you call yourself a graduate, you should be able to identify problems and proffer solutions to them, so as not to be an educated illiterate”.
Dr Soyele further expressed the belief that the outgoing Corps members must have garnered required experiences while serving in the administrative and academic arms of the college because of the versatile and veteran administrators and academics they worked with in the Centre of Excellence.
Recalling his days as a Corps Member, the Deputy Provost appealed to the Corps members not to blow their Youthful exuberances out of proportion but should endeavour to be hard working and dedicated to duty. He further told the incoming Corps members to support the College Management revealing that many who desired to serve in the college were not so privileged.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Protocol Liaison Officer of the College, Mr Anthony Ogundipe, who is also in charge of Corps members’ matters and welfare, appreciated members of the College Management for their presence at the programme and requested them to pray and give words of advice to the 23 outgoing Corps Members.
In his response, the Internal “Corper” Liaison Officer (ICLO) for the Outgoing Corps members, Mr Bello Omogbolahan described their one year stay in the college as a “unique and unusual family like relationship, which memories would forever be cherished”.
Mr Bello who stated that parting was painful noted that “20 children can never play for 20 years” and further advised Corps members to exercise patience and deploy their maximum efforts to whatever they do.
The ICLO finally thanked the Provost, Dr A.A Ajayi, the Protocol Officer, Mr O.A Ogundipe and AO I (Information), Mr E.A Adesina, for the love shown to them as well as the fatherly advice given to them.
The send-off ceremony was witnessed by the college Registrar, Mr R.A Akinola; the College Bursar, represented by Mr T.A Itiola; and the Head Internal Audit, represented by Mr O.K Ogunsanya.