With the success of the e-voting deployed in the Students’ Union Government election conducted recently, the College Management has sworn in newly elected Students’ Representative Council and students’ Union Executives for the 2017/2018 Academic session.
The Provost, Dr Ayodele A. Ajayi, who was ably represented by the Deputy Provost, Dr Rafiu A. Soyele at the swearing in ceremony congratulated the College as a whole for the great feat achieved. He noted that few Universities and Colleges of Education in Nigeria conduct their e-voting elections successfully. He then advised tertiary institutions in Nigeria to learn from the College.
Dr Rafiu A Soyele, noted the historic nature of the ceremony, the peaceful conducts of the students and the high sense of maturity displayed by the students during and after the election.
While urging the newly elected executive to embrace team spirit in order to ensure that the College maintains its academic excellence and sustain a peaceful ambience, Dr Soyele reiterated the zero tolerance of the College for Cultism, indiscipline and social vices adding that they should always consult with the Dean, Students’ Affairs for proper guidance.
The Deputy Provost while reacting to the appeal of the SU President on making SU receipt a criteria for collecting school fees receipt, promised that the matter would be discussed with the Provost adding that if it was eventually approved, monies should be spent judiciously. He also stated that they would be made to retire and account for all monies spent.
Speaking at the event, the outgoing Students’ Caretaker Committee Chairman, Comrade Adisa Isiaq, thanked the College Management and the Dean, Students’ Affairs for bringing back Student Union in the College.
In his acceptance speech, the newly elected Students’ Union President, Comrade Bankole Sodiq Ayinde canvassed for both Management and Students’ support, promising to restore the lost glory of student Unionism on campus and to lead a peaceful tenure.
It would be recalled that the decision of the Management to adopt the Students’ Caretaker Committee for the 2016/2017 academic session was due to the chaos that was recorded during that year’s election. However, with the newly inaugurated Students’ Union executive and Students’ Representative Council member, Students’ Union activities have resumed in the College.