The Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Professor Bappa-Aliyu Muhammadu during a courtesy visit to the College on Saturday 8th July, 2017 appealed to the Management of FCE Abeokuta, to make available diligent academic staff that would assist in the NCE curriculum review that shall soon take place.
According to him, the curriculum is reviewed every five (5) years and teachers in Colleges of Education would be invited to look at the teaching subjects one after the other as against the usual practice of consulting University Lecturers for the review of the NCCE curriculum.
Professor Muhammadu acknowledged that, FCE Abeokuta has a peaceful atmosphere which gave room for peaceful coexistence of the Management, Unions and members of staff adding that in the last one year he had had interactions with Unions in other Colleges of Education on challenges facing them except FCE Abeokuta’s Unions. He urged the Management to continue to do all in their power to sustain this peaceful atmosphere.
Furthermore, the Executive Secretary informed that NCCE has expressed concern in respect of the NCCE Act with viz-a-viz nomenclature of Colleges of Education and running of Degree programmes. He said that soon National Commission for Teacher’s Education (NCTE) which would oversee all institutions involved with Teacher Education shall re-place NCCE.
The Executive Secretary reiterated the peaceful ambiance in the College and maintained that very soon FCE Abk would be a degree awarding Institution. Other challenges peculiar to the College were discussed and the Executive Secretary gave ray of hope concerning those challenges.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Provost informed that Federal College of Education, Abeokuta was the oldest tertiary institution in Ogun state and that the first set of students resumed in 1977, adding that the College prides itself as the First and Most Peaceful Tertiary Institution in Ogun State and that the College never lost a session since inception. A situation he attributed to the peaceful co-existence between students and Management.
Present at the Courtesy visit were the Deputy Provost, Dr Rafiu A Soyele; the Registrar, Mr Rafiu A Akinola; College Bursar, Mr A. O Alabi; Ag. Director Works and Services, Engr. V. O Adeneye; Deputy Registrar Council Affairs, Mr C. O Ajala; Head, Procurement Unit, Engr. Oyetoran; Head Public Relations Unit; Mr Bola Adesina; SA (Provost), Mr Damola Adegbite.