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The Alumni Association Federal College of Education Abeokuta has on Tuesday 30th January 2018 marked the 41st foundation day of the College amidst joy and celebration as the foundation of the Alumni secretariat was laid by the Provost, Dr A.A Ajayi.
In his opening speech, the Provost appreciated both the past and present executive members for contributing their quota to the growth and development of the College. He further pledged his unflinching support to the growth of the Alumni Association.
Earlier in his welcome address, the National Alumni President, Mr Tope Balogun appreciated the College Management for their unrelenting support towards the Association. He noted that the support got so far from members of the Association at home and in diaspora had helped a lot in his tenure as the alumni President. He therefore solicited for more support from all members of the Association. Goodwill messages were thereafter entertained from members of the Association after which the official laying of the Alumni Secretariat was done by the Provost, Dr Ayodele Adetayo Ajayi at the construction site.
Representative of the Dean, Faculty of Education, Professor S. O Makinde, in his remarks during the facility assessment visit made by Lagos State University to the College on Thursday 1st February, 2018 noted that FCE Abeokuta was fully prepared for the LASU Sandwich degree programme in terms of infrastructures, teaching and non-teaching staff.
Professor Makinde who was highly impressed at the Provost’s presentation on a brief profile of the College stated that “in no doubt, FCE Abeokuta would be a very good partner of LASU in this Sandwich degree project”. He stated further that LASU was no longer known for negative reports under the new Vice Chancellor who had transformed the University to a mega University.
While appealing to the College Management to pay a courtesy visit to LASU, he stated that the Vice Chancellor would be favourably disposed to granting FCE Abeokuta’s request to run programmes that were accredited at Lagos State University.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Provost, Dr Ayodele A. Ajayi gave a brief profile of the College which focused on FCE, Abeokuta since inception, sources of funds, breakdown of Schools and Departments as well as Staff strength of the College.
He thereafter prayed that Lagos State University should grant the College request of kick starting the Sandwich Degree programme soonest.
Speaking on the peculiarity of LASU’s Sandwich programme, the Acting Director, Sandwich Degree, Dr Olusola Oladipupo stated that there was no discrimination between the regular and Sandwich certificates of LASU as a unified curricular were being used. She added that the LASU sandwich programme had been running for over 20 years and that usually, graduates of the sandwich programme were being admitted at LASU for further studies.
While giving the vote of thanks, the Registrar Mr R.A Akinola appreciated members of the team from LASU, Deans and Directors present. He prayed that soonest, the sandwich degree programme would commence at the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta.
An erudite scholar from the Department of Social Studies, Dr Rasheed Adenrele Adetoro will deliver the 6th Inaugural Lecture titled Back to the Roots: A Clarion Call for Socio-Civic Renaissance in Nigeria.
The lecture according to a release will hold at Kunle Filani Academic Theatre on Thursday 15th March, 2018 by 2:00pm prompt. Guests are expected to be seated by 1:30pm.
Congratulations Dr R.A Adetoro!
Former Public Relations Unit of the College, through the creation of new Directorates and Cadres, becomes Directorate of Information.
The Directorate which its pioneer Director, Bola Adesina started about 20 years ago as a professional Public Relations Unit has expanded over the years with about five Deputy Registrars and other staff who had worked hard under his meticulous tutelage. Today, the Unit has transformed to the Directorate of Information.
With this transformation, all correspondences to the Directorate should be addressed to the Director, Directorate of Information, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta.
The Directorate hereby appreciates the magnanimity of the NCCE, Governing Council and College Management for the kind gesture.
Former Miss Olaoye, Oluwayemisi Ajoke of the Directorate of Information wishes to notify the College Community of her name change to Mrs Shofoluwe, Oluwayemisi Ajoke. The change is as a result of marriage. Henceforth, she shall be known and addressed as Mrs Shofoluwe, Oluwayemisi Ajoke.
The College Community should please take note.