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FCE ABEDOKUTA ADMONISES STUDENTS TO TAKE TRCN EXAMS

Students of the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta have been advised to register, sit for and pass the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) examination and it is worthy of note that they have been excelling in the Professional Examination.

This assertion was made by the Deputy Provost, Dr R.A Soyele at the 2020 TRCN reaccreditation exercise for the Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) Programme held in the College on Friday, 9th October, 2020. He appreciated the team led by a Don from the University of Ibadan, Professor Esther Odiolowu, saying that, FCE Abeokuta was the first and the best College of Education in Ogun State adding that since inception, the College had never lost any of its academic session to crisis. According to him, the vision of the College to be the most preferred College of Education in Nigeria had been its watchword saying that the College remained the most peaceful tertiary institution in Ogun State. Dr Soyele noted that for Professionalism and Competence, the College mandated all its products to sit for the TRCN’s Exams so that this will give them edge over their Colleagues and also distinguish the College as the Centre of
Excellence.

The Team leader, Prof. Esther Odiolowu in her address noted that the team was overwhelmed with all they had seen since arrival adding that it was worth collaborating with the College. She remarked that the mandate of the College to provide qualified, efficient, effective and standard education could not be overemphasised saying that the team would be objective in its assignment. She therefore commended the College for the caliber of work force it had got urging the College Management to always reexamine staffers.

Earlier, in his welcome address, the Director of the Centre for Pre NCE and Preparatory Programmes (CESAPREP), Dr A.O Abati stated that the College had maintained excellence from the onset adding that it has produced prominent individuals in the society. He stated further that FCE Abeokuta was blessed with egg headed Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff, infrastructures and conducive learning environment which according to him was enough for the Council to reaccredit the Programme.

At the end of the accreditation exercise, the Team commended the College for the human and material resources it had and advised on some areas which were noted by the Deputy Provost.

At the official opening of the accreditation exercise were the Deputy Provost, Dr R.A Soyele; the team leader, Prof. Esther Odiolowu, Registrar, Dr G.A Adebayo; Bursar, Mr A.O Alabi; the College Librarian, Dr G.O Oyewole; Director from TRCN, Mr Owam, TRCN Abeokuta Coordinator, Mrs Olufunmilayo Oniyide among others.

NSCDC COMMANDANT PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO THE COLLEGE

The Ogun State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Hammed Abodunrin paid a courtesy visit to the College Management on Thursday 8th October, 2020 as part of his familiarization visit to Odeda Local Government Area.

In his address, the Commandant thanked the College for being part of the achievement recorded by NSCDC in the State adding that FCE Abeokuta and his Command should have a symbiotic relationship. While commending the Provost for maintaining its physical structures that had in no small measures added to its uniqueness among other Institutions in the State, he noted that there was need to educate everyone on security consciousness. He further informed that the Command would soon embark on Security Training on how to identify threats. He therefore appealed to the College Management for the use of College facilities for the training adding that his Command was ready to collaborate with the College on Human Capacity building.

Responding through the Deputy Provost, Dr R.A Soyele, the Provost appreciated the Commandant for the visit saying that the College had zero tolerance for vices and indiscipline. According to him, aside Teacher Education, the College was also involved in Community Services adding that there was collaboration between the College and the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) as a means of producing quality and well equipped Teachers. The Provost further noted that FCE Abeokuta was well fenced as guard against any form of attack by hoodlums stressing that the College had a good number of security personnel. He thereafter stated that the College would be ready to collaborate with the Command in the area of training the College Security personnel and usage of College facilities.

On hand to receive the NSCDC Commandant and his entourage were the Deputy Provost, Dr R.A Soyele; Registrar, Dr G.A Adebayo; Bursar, Mr A.O Alabi; Deans, Directors, Deputy Registrars and some members of staff.

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CHANGES BATON OF LEADERSHIP

The Dean, School of Vocational Education, Dr Titilayo Joyce Fadoju having spent the stipulated two years effected a change in leadership baton of the School which took place on Thursday, 24th September, 2020 between the outgoing Dean and the Dean elect, Mr James Abiodun Odubiyi.

In her valedictory address, the outgoing Dean, Dr T.J Fadoju appreciated the Provost and the entire Management team for making her succeed. Attributing her success to the commitment, dedication and selfless service rendered by staffers of the School of Vocational Education, she said that all these had in no small measure added to her achievements.

Representing the Provost, the outgoing Dean School of Arts and Social Sciences and Chairman Committee of Deans, Mr S.A Makinde appreciated God for a successful tenure adding that the Dean started and ended well.

The Dean Elect, Mr J.A Odubiyi in his acceptance speech promised to serve democratically and put machineries in place for collaboration noting that the foundation laid by his predecessors would be duly followed.

Goodwill messages from past Deans were highlights of the epoch making event. They all wished the incoming Dean a successful tenure of office.

BREAKING NEWS

Academic activities at the federal College of Education, Abeokuta would commence on Monday 9th November, 2020.

According to a memorandum issued by the college Registrar Dr Adedayo Adebayo dated 2nd November 2020 ,all 100 and 200 Level NCE (Regular) students and students of other programmes being offered by the College are expected to resume for the completion of the first semester on Monday 9th November, 2020 while a later date would be announced for the resumption of all 300 Level NCE (Regular) Students.

The Registrar emphasised that returning students are expected to comply with all COVID 19 protocols as stated by NCDC and compulsory wearing of Identity Cards while on Campus for security reasons.

SCIENCE SENDS OFF ADENIJI AND OGUNBOWALE, LAUNCHES BOOK IN THEIR HONOUR AS DAN OLOGE TAKES CHARGE

The School of Science in a grand style sent off the duo of Dr Bolatito Adijat Adeniji, former Deputy Provost and Mrs Ngozi Blessing Ogunbowale, a Chief Lecturer in the Department of Biology on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 after retirement at the stipulated age of Sixty-five years (65). In addition, a Book was launched in their honour.

The event which was a 3 - in - 1 had exchange of leadership baton between the outgoing Dean, Dr K.R Ojo and the Dean Elect, Dr Dan Ologe.

The Provost, ably represented by the Deputy Provost, Dr R.A Soyele in his address remarked that the School of Science was noted for uniqueness in its dealings and had been a model to other Schools. He noted that the retirees’ wealth of experiences were still needed by the School believing that they would yield to the clarion call of the School whenever it came. Dr Soyele thereafter congratulated the outgoing Dean, Dr K.R Ojo noting that he had had a good working relationship with him. In the same vein, he urged the Dean Elect, Dr Dan Ologe to be diligent in the discharge of her duties and thorough with all academic matters like her predecessor.

The outgoing Dean in his address congratulated the retirees saying that they deserved being honoured noting that the achievements recorded during his tenure was because of the support, dedication and love from all members of staff he worked with and also the conducive atmosphere in the College.

Other activities at the occasion were the book launch and presentation of gifts to retirees and some staffers of the School as well as the handing over of Deanship to the Dean Elect.