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FORMER DEPUTY PROVOST BAGS AWARD OF MERITORIOUS SERVICE… THEATRE ARTS DEPARTMENT GETS NEW AUDITORIUM SOON- PROVOST

The Theatre Arts Department of the College has honoured the immediate past Deputy Provost and a one-time Acting Provost of the College, Dr (Mrs) Bolatito A. Adeniji for her meritorious service and invaluable contributions to the Department and the entire College Community.

The award in recognition of her selfless service to the College was noted as a well deserved one, having served in various challenging offices in the College.

The Provost, Dr Ayodele A Ajayi who noted this at the award ceremony remarked that the services she rendered was totally selfless and prayed that God reward her accordingly.

Commenting on the thrilling stage play titled “otaelo” performed by the 300 level Students of the department as part of their Final Year Production, the Provost said that the wonderful performance by the students showed an excellent input by their lecturers and students despite the state of the auditorium.

He finally reiterated his promise in ensuring that the Department gets a befitting auditorium and new costumes. “This time next year we shall be witnessing series of performances in the new theatre building. I stand here to tell you that we are very close to it” he promised.

In her acceptance speech, the awardee appreciated Dr A. A Ajayi and staff of the College for their advice and unflinching support during her tenure as the Deputy Provost and Acting Provost of the College.

While commenting on the stage play performed by the students, Dr (Mrs) B. A Adeniji described it as a fantastic one disclosing further that people always looked forward to the periods when theatre arts students are being “initiated” into the family of performing artist.

The ceremony was well attended by the Deputy Provost, Dr Rafiu A Soyele; Director CEDEP, Dr Basill L. Wikina; Theatre Arts Department’s Matron Mrs Maltida Alalade and a host of others.

OGUNDIPE, DAN-OLOGE AND SULEIMAN BAG PhD

Mr Ogundipe, Oluwole Samuel, Mrs Dan-Ologe, Iyabo Adewale and Mr Suleiman, Hamisu Aliyu, of the School of Sciences and School of languages, having successfully completed their Doctorate Degrees have been conferred with Doctor of Philosophy in Physics by Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Doctor of Philosophy in Fish Nutrition by Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and Doctor of Philosophy in Hausa Language by Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria respectively.

Henceforth, they are to be known and addressed as Dr Ogundipe, O. S, Dr (Mrs) Dan-Ologe, I. A. and Dr Suleiman, H. A. The College Community should please take note.

College Updates through the College Community heartily congratulates and felicitates with them.

UPHOLD FCE ABEOKUTA CHERISHED REPUTATION… PROVOST

The College Management ably led by the Provost Dr Ayodele Adetayo Ajayi has urged the new Part-time intakes for the 2016/2017 academic session to uphold the Institution’s cherished reputation as the most peaceful Tertiary Institution in Ogun state.

The Provost, Dr. A. A Ajayi who was represented by the Deputy Provost, Dr R. A Soyele at the orientation and matriculation ceremony held on Friday, 19th May, 2017 at the new Science Conference Hall said this while counselling the new part time intakes to be studious adding that the goal of the College was to train teachers that could defend their certificates. He also, declared that the College has zero tolerance for indecent dressing and cultism.

Earlier in his address, the Director, Centre for Sandwich and Pre-NCE Programmes (CESAPREP), Dr Ben Edegbai who congratulated the students on their admission into the Centre of Academic Excellence advised them to be good representatives of their families, the College and themselves. He further urged them to behave in manner that would not lead to their expulsion from the College.

In his own presentation, the representative of the College Librarian, Mr M.M. B Ogunleye who familiarised the students with the College Library acquainted them of the sections in the library adding that all educational materials in the library could only be accessed when the students were fully registered with the Library.

On the need to acquaint students with the College’s rules and regulations, Dean Student’s Affairs, Dr A. K Badaru, maintained that the College frowns at examination malpractice, mutilation of Library books, indecent dressing and cultism. He advised them to severe ties with friends that could lure them to cultism adding that they should see their admission into this citadel of learning as a way of improving themselves, acquiring knowledge as well as making judicious use of their time.

In their separate presentations, the representative of the College Medical Centre, Mr K. A Saliu advised the students to adopt healthy precautions at their various homes while the Chief Security Officer, Mr O. O Ajibola informed them that fire outbreak, robbery, cultism, insurgency, stealing, rape were major threats to security.

Thereafter, the Matriculation Ceremony for the 183 Part time students took place with the administration of matriculation oath.

Other personalities present at the ceremony were, the representative of the Registrar, Mr. C. O Ajala, Representative of the College Librarian, Mr M. M. B Ogunleye, Representative of the Deputy Registrar Admissions, Mr Babatunde, Deans and Directors among others.

PROVOST APPEALS TO NCCE FOR INTERNET SPONSORSHIP

The Provost, Dr A. A Ajayi, has appealed to the National Commissions for Colleges of Education (NCCE) to sponsor internet usage in Colleges of Education in Nigeria.

This appeal was made at the opening ceremony of a training organised by the Advanced Digital Awareness Programmes for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) held on Monday 22nd May, 2017 at the Smart Hall.

The Provost, who was ably represented by the College Librarian, Dr G. O Oyewole, while declaring the training opened, encouraged participants to see the training as an opportunity to learn adding that the programme was meant to facilitate digital awareness in the College.

FCE Abeokuta ADAPTI Centre’s Coordinator, Mrs Talatu Seye-Lawal, earlier in her address noted that the training was to perfect the use of Computer by all staff and she assured all participants that they would leave the training centre with new knowledge.

At the training were Deans, Directors, Chief Lecturers, senior and junior non-teaching staff and participants from neighbouring Institutions.

DEVELOPMENT CAN ONLY HAPPEN WITH COOPERATION---PROVOST

The Provost, Dr A. A Ajayi, while receiving Executive members of Aregbesola Development Community, Aregbe Abeokuta, has stressed the need for cooperation if tangible achievements were to be made in any society.

The Chairman of Aregbesola Development Community, Elder Oladuni, who congratulated the Provost on his reappointment acknowledged him for his regular contributions to the Community’s development. The Aregbesola community is the host community of the Provost’s personal residence.

Elder Oladuni, also stated that the visit was purposely to notify the Provost of the newly constituted executive of the Community and to seek for more assistance on solving the numerous challenges facing the Community.

In his welcome speech, Dr Ajayi noted that to be a community leader demands huge sense of responsibility. He acknowledged their efforts in making sure that the Community progresses and prayed for the success of the new Executive members.

Reacting to the problems raised by the Chairman, the Provost emphasised that community development matters are not supposed to be shouldered by just one person stating that all hands must be on deck to tackle community problems. He therefore appealed to members of the executive committee to educate and encourage residents of the Community on the need to be committed to Community Development matters.

The Deputy Provost, Dr R. A Soyele; Bursar, Mr A. O Alabi; DR (Special Duties), Mr D. Adegbite; Protocol Liaison Officer, Mr A. O Ogundipe were also present during the Courtesy visit.