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FCE ABEOKUTA SETS TO GET NEW PROVOST

Federal College of Education is set to get a new Chief Executive Officer as the tenure of the current Provost and the first home grown Provost, Dr Ayodele Adetayo Ajayi wraps up in a couple of months.

Until his appointment as the Deputy Provost and then the Provost, Dr A. A. Ajayi was a Chief Lecturer in the Department of Christian Religious Studies, School of Arts and Social Sciences. He had brought a lot of transformation into the College in terms of infrastructures and human capacity development.

During his tenure between 2012 & 2020, the College maintained its position as the most peaceful tertiary institution in Ogun State as well as the centre of excellence. Few among his achievements included but not limited to the construction of the new Administrative complex, Five (5) 500 seater lecture halls, Kunle Filani Academic Theatre, Home Economics complex, Arts Theatre, Office Complex for 40 Chief Lecturers, central car park, purchase of electronic podiums, utility vehicles for all Deans and Unions, furniture items for members of staff, laptops for senior staff, trainings, conferences and seminars, most teaching staff bagged Doctoral degrees, students’ results and certificates were produced in good time, Degree programmes were run by two prestigious Universities – University of Ibadan and Lagos State University, two Convocation ceremonies were conducted, establishment of the Directorate of Entrepreneurship (DEWS) etc.

All these were made possible because the Provost enjoyed peace throughout his two terms tenure and undoubtedly, being an home grown Provost.