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Upon the approval of the recommendation of the Expanded Management Committee, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta by the Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu, Dr. Rafiu Adekola Soyele has been appointed College’s Deputy Provost.
The appointment which was contained in a release signed by the Registrar, Mr Rafiu Abidemi Akinola, stated that the appointment of the Director Centre for Degree Programmes and a Chief lecturer in the Department of English (School of Languages) would take effect from 3rd April, 2017 and is renewable for another term of two years upon satisfactory performance.
Dr. Rafiu Adekola Soyele, a distinguished alumnus of the College was born in Ibadan on 18th August, 1963 to Alhaji and Alhaja Soyele of blessed memory. Indeed, Dr Soyele is a prince of the Soyele Royal Family of Totoro, Abeokuta, Otileta ruling dynasty in the great Owu Kingdom.
Dr. Soyele’s professional training, as a teacher, started in 1980 with the 8-month pivotal programme of the UPN government at Ansar-Ud-Deen Teachers College Ota, Ogun State, after which he attended the then Federal Advanced Teachers College, Abeokuta where he bagged his NCE English/Yoruba in 1984. He did his Youth Service Corps between 1984 and 1985, worked as a teacher of English Language at Anglican Grammar School, Oke-nla, Ifo between 1985 and 1987 before proceeding to Obafemi Awolowo University, Adeyemi College Campus, Ondo, where he studied English Education and came out with Second Class Upper Division in 1990. In the year 1992, Dr Soyele was at the University of Lagos, Nigeria where he bagged his first Masters Degree in Adult Education and in 1996, he was back at the same great UNILAG to bag his second Masters Degree in English Language.
After securing an appointment with the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta as lecturer II in October, 1997, Dr Soyele rose through the ranks to become a Chief lecturer in October, 2009. He also served in various capacities in the college, such as, Examination Officer, School of Languages; Coordinator CECECO; HOD English language; Desk Officer, UBE, Federal Teachers Scheme, FCE, Abeokuta Unit; Pioneer Director, CEFALAR; Dean, School of Languages; Chairman/Member of College Committees at various times; and until his recent appointment, Director, Centre for Degree Programmes (CEDEP).
Also, the new Deputy Provost is a member of many professional bodies which include; TRCN, NUT, NIM (chartered), NATECEP, NESA, as well as a member of various groups and societies outside the work environment. In addition, he has been honoured with many awards and commendations.
An Academic who has immensely contributed to the development of Teacher Education in Nigeria, he has to his credit, over 19 years of teaching experience in higher institutions, with specialization in English language and special interest in socio-linguistics, Grammar, Phonology and stylistics. He has explored many academic works ranging from Thesis/ Dissertations, published books, chapters in books and has attended and presented papers in seminars and workshops both nationally and internationally.
Dr Rafiu Adekola Soyele is married and blessed with Children.
The College community through the College Update welcomes this unassuming, amiable, spirited, hardworking and versatile administrator on board as a Principal Officer of the college (his alma mater) and wishes him the very best.
A recent fire incident that occurred adjacent to the new Science building had been reportedly said to be as a result of bush burning by an unidentified person.
Details of the incident which was contained in a memo dated 21st March, 2017 and signed by the Chief Security Officer Mr J.A Adeyemi stated that the fire incident which almost extended to the CESAPREP building was timely quenched by the Security officers’ intervention, advised that precautionary measures should be taken when burning bush or unused materials in the college.
The memo reads “…this unit deems it fit to sensitize the College community on the need for precautionary measures against bush burning, waste paper burning and all other forms of burning which could result into fire incident.”
Mr Adeyemi, further reiterated that all materials intended to be burnt should be monitored until it is quenched, this he said would go a long way to save the college from unexpected fire disaster.
FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ABEOKUTA
DIRECTORATE OF ACADEMIC PLANNING
APPROVED ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR 2016/2017 SESSION
|FIRST SEMESTER 2016/2017 ACADEMIC SESSION|
|January – March 2017||Teaching Practice Exercise and Supervision 2016/2017 session|
|Monday 4th October, 2016 – Friday 20th January, 2017||SIWES Programme and Supervision 2015/2016 session|
|Tuesday 1st November, 2016 – Tuesday 28th February, 2017||Payment of Acceptance/ School fees & Registration of 100, 200, 300 & 300+ Level Students for 2016/2017|
|Monday 9th January, 2017 – Friday 7th April, 2017||First Semester Lectures for 100 & 200 Levels for 2016/2017 Academic Session|
|Tuesday 3rd January, 2017 – Tuesday 17th January, 2017||Computation of Results by I C T and Printing of draft Summary of Results for Schools|
|Monday 9th January, 2017 – Friday 6th January, 2017||Observations/Corrections of draft Summary of Results from ICT by Deans/HODs|
|Thursday 12th January, 2017 –Friday 13th January, 2017||Board of Examiners meeting to consider 2nd Semester 2015/2016 Results|
|Wednesday 18th January, 2017 – Friday 20th January, 2017||Academic Board meeting to Consider 2nd Semester 2015/2016 Results|
|Monday 27th February 2017 – Friday 3rd March, 2017||Orientation and ICT Training for 100 Level Students|
|Wednesday 1st March, 2017||Matriculation Ceremony for 100 level|
|Monday 10th April, 2017 – Friday 14th April, 2017||Revision|
|Friday 14th April, 2017 – Monday 17th April, 2017||Easter Break|
|Wednesday 19th April, 2017 – Wednesday 17th May, 2017||First Semester Examinations for 100 & 200 Levels for 2016/2017 Academic Session|
|Monday 1st May, 2017||Workers Day|
|Monday 22nd May, 2017 – Friday 26th May, 2017||Registration (Add/Delete at ICT) for 300 and 300+ level Students|
|Monday 29th May, 2017 – Friday 9th June, 2017||Mid-Semester Break 2016/2017|
|Monday 29th May, 2017 – Friday 23rd June, 2017||Marking of Examination Scripts, Recording and Submission of Scores for 1st Sem. 2016/2017|
|Monday 26th June, 2017 – Friday 30th June 2017||Departmental/ School Consideration of Results, for First Semester 2016/2017 Session.|
|Monday 3rd July, 2017 – Wednesday 5th July, 2017||Moderation of 200 Level Scores for 1st Sem. 2016/2017 session by External Examiners|
|Monday 3rd July, 2017 – Friday 7th July, 2017||Inputting of 1st Semester 2016/2017 Results by Schools at ICT|
|Monday 10th July, 2017 – Friday 14th July, 2017||Computation of Results by I C T and Printing of draft Summary of Results for Schools|
|Wednesday 19th July, 2017 – Friday 21st July, 2017||Board of Examiners meeting to consider 1st Semester 2016/2017 Results|
|Tuesday 25th July, 2017 – Thursday 27th July, 2017||Academic Board meeting to Consider 1st Semester 2016/2017 Results|
|SECOND SEMESTER 2016/2017 ACADEMIC SESSION|
|Monday 5th June, 2017 – Friday 25th August, 2017||Second Semester Lectures for all Levels of Students for 2016/2017 Session|
|Monday 28th August, 2017 – Friday 1st September, 2017||Revision|
|Tuesday 15th August, 2017 – Sunday 3rd December, 2017||ACCULTURATION PROGRAMMES 2016/2017|
|Monday 4th September, 2017 – Friday 29th September, 2017||Second Semester Examination for all Levels of Students for 2016/2017 Session|
|Monday 2nd October, 2017 – Friday 27th October, 2017||Marking, Recording and Submission of Examination Scores for 2016/2017 Session|
|Monday 2nd October, 2017 – Friday 19th January, 2018||SIWES (2016/2017)|
|Monday 6th November, 2017 – Friday 10th November, 2017||Departmental/School Consideration of Results of Examination Scores for 2016/2017 Session|
|Monday 13th November, 2017 – Friday 17th November, 2017||Moderation of 200 & 300 Levels Scores for 2nd Semester 2016/2017 Session by External Examiners|
|Monday 6th November, 2017 – Friday 17th November, 2017||Inputting of 2nd Semester 2016/2017 Results by Schools.|
|Monday 20th November 2017 – Friday 1st December, 2017||Computation of Results by I C T and Printing of draft Summary of Results for Schools|
|Tuesday 5th December, 2017– Thursday 7th December, 2017||Board of Examiners Meeting to consider 2nd Semester 2016/2017 Results|
|Tuesday 12th December, 2017 – Friday 15th December, 2017||Academic Board meeting to Consider 2nd to consider 2nd Semester 2015/2016 Results Semester 2016/2017 Results|
|Monday 18th December, 2017 – Friday 12th January, 2018||Academic STAFF LEAVE PERIOD|
|January – March 2018||Teaching Practice Exercise 2017/2018 SESSION|
Director Academic Planning
The Federal College of Education Abeokita E-library has received the approval of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board as one of the accredited centres in Ogun State to register candidates for 2017 JAMB UTME CTB.
According to a release signed by the College Librarian Dr G.O Oyewole, the registration of candidates is for a duration of one month commencing from 20th March. The registration which closes on 19th April 2017 will be followed by registration of Direct entry candidates.
The release further stated that the center shall be opened every day between 900am and 6.00pm during when the facilities shall be available to candidates for the creation of personal profile before going to the bank of their choice to pay the mandatory N5,000.00(five thousand Naira) only to obtain the e-pin. Candidates shall return afterwards to the E-library for biometric capturing where the sum of N700.00(seven hundred Naira) only will be paid.
Mr Abimbola Francis Ayodele and Mr Miftahuddin Babatunde Adesina Ogunsola both of the School of Arts and Social Sciences, having successfully completed their Doctorate Degrees, have been conferred with Doctors of Philosophy (PhD) in Christian Studies and Islamic Studies by Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State and the University of Ilorin, Ilorin respectively. Henceforth, they are to be addressed as Dr Abimbola F.A and Dr Ogunsola M.B.A.
College Update felicitates with them and says “Congrats”!