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The College Deputy Provost Dr R.A Soyele on Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 at the Kunle Filani Lecture Theatre admonished Contractors to be up and doing at their assignments and that they should endeavour to do a thorough job to justify their competence.
He said this while representing the Provost, Dr A.A Ajayi at the meeting of the Contractors, Consultants and End –User Committee for the four (4) College Project recently approved by TETfund.
Speaking further, the Deputy Provost appreciated the Contractors for taking interest in the College and congratulated them for writing bids making them eligible to partner with the College on the various projects. He however cautioned that “to whom much is given, much is expected” as the College is a Centre of Academic Excellence and anyone that must do any Project with the College must follow lay down Standards.
He encouraged the Chairmen and Members of the End User Committee to be open minded in the discharge of their duties and see their selections on the Committee as a call to duty. He noted that as Chairmen and Members of the various committees on each Project, they were to help the Management to see to it that the projects are properly done. This they can do by constructively criticising and supervising the Contractors on observation noted on various sites. He added that their work was not to witch-hunt but to help the Management achieve the quality needed in the building as they will be the ones to use the buildings afterwards.
Speaking on the Projects, the Director of Works and Physical Planning, Engr. V.A Adeneye informed that the Contractors were to start their work immediately and do their work as much as possible according to specification within the time allotted.
Also speaking at the meeting was the Bursar who informed the Contractors that with proper filling of their claims and documents, they were sure to have all they needed promptly.
Questions bothering on the Projects were asked and answers promptly given on grey areas at the meeting. It is believed that with the prompt mobilization to site, the four projects will be completed as at when due. The four are, Lot 1: Remodelling, redesign and Construction of Dean and HODs Offices for School of Science, Lot 2: Construction of Guidance and Counselling Centre, Lot3: Construction of Student Affairs building, Lot 4: Construction of Economics and Political Science Centre building.
As part of the activities marking his 85th birthday anniversary, the first Principal and Provost of our College, Alhaji Gani Akanbi Belo on Monday, 3rd August 2020 donated copies of his autobiography titled “Footprints in the sand of Time” to the College Community.
In her remarks at the presentation, Mrs O.T Ayegbayo, a former Registrar of the College who represented the Octogenarian, noted the passion of the author towards the College and how he had loved to launch the Book in the presence of Staff and Students. She informed the Provost of the wish of the author and prayed that the College finds the Book useful.
Speaking also at the presentation, Dr Bolapade Ige, another representative of the author, noted that the Book was a must read for everyone as it gave deep insight to the whole life of the author with special focus on the College and his years as the Principal/Provost.
Responding, the Provost, Dr A.A Ajayi thanked Alhaji Gani Belo and his representatives for the honour bestowed on the College. He was full of praises to God for him, his vision and passion for the College exemplified in all he did and keeps doing. He assured the author of the Book that the College will do justice to his wishes as intended.
On hand for the presentation with the Provost were the Deputy Provost, Dr R.A Soyele; the Registrar, Dr G.A Adebayo and the Director of Internal Audit, Mr L.G Ogunwole, FCA.
The College Management has on Thursday, 11th June 2020 appointed Mr Olusola Josiah Ajibola as head of the College Security Unit. Until his appointment, he was the CSO II. The appointment was as a result of the exit of the Chief Security Officer I (CSO I), Mr Jonathan O. Adeyemi from the College and the need for a suitable replacement.
His appointment was based on antecedents of his Professional competence and acumen.
College update Congratulates Mr O.J Ajibola on this notable achievement and wishes him a successful stay in office.
Dr Ayodele Adetayo Ajayi has on Monday 3rd August 2020 in his office paid glowing tributes to the foundation Principal and Provost of our dear College, Alhaji Gani Akanbi Belo on the occasion of his 85th birthday anniversary.
Speaking while receiving the copies of the Book launched for the occasion titled, “Footprints in the sand of Time”, the Provost lauded the vision of the first Provost and the passion with which he directed and supervised the formative years of the College from the temporary site at Isale Igbein. He praised Baba Belo for his dedication and selflessness in seeing the College grow even to the present day. The Provost prayed to God to further bless, protect and guide the Octogenarian and his entire family.
It is on record that Alhaji Gani Belo was appointed the first Principal of the Federal Advanced Teachers College (FATC) in 1976 and this metamorphosed to the Federal College of Education Abeokuta in 1982. He was the Principal and Provost for fifteen (15) years between 1976 and 1991.
Arising from the death of the Head of Nursing Unit of the College Medical Centre and as a measure to curb the spread of the deadly Corona Virus, the College Management had recently fumigated the College Medical Centre and other places on campus.
The step was taken in line with guidelines laid out by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to avoid the spread of COVID 19 which claimed the life of a Head Nurse while two others were infected with the disease. The College Management thereafter shutdown the College for two weeks. The two medical personnel have tested negative after further tests were carried out on them.