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DEAN, SCHOOL OF EDUCATION EULOGIZES ERUDITE SCHOLARS …Says they were men of great reputation

onabanjoThe Outgoing Dean, School of Education, Dr Comfort F.Onabanjo has eulogized two retirees – Dr K.A Salawu and Dr S.O Folajin as well as two deceased Chief Lecturers – Dr F.A Oyeyinka and Dr G.O Adenigbagbe, all of the School of Education at a two in one programme “Book launch and Handover ceremony” organized by the School of Education on Wednesday 28th September, 2016 at the COEASU building.

Dr Onabanjo while eulogizing these erudite scholars remarked that they were men of great reputation, who were dedicated, diligent, trustworthy, humble and sensitive to the plights of the people. She added that the book titled “Scholar: A Book in honour of Erudite Academics in the School of Education”, was published to honour the retirees and the deceased in order to appreciate their hard work, integrity, morality, commitment to seeking the truth, teaching the truth and preserving the truth. “These ‘Babas’ were our mentor, role model, teachers of all teachers, icons of intellectual who had not only served the College at various capacities but have also touched the lives of all members of staff that had ever worked with them”, she said.

The Ag. Provost, Dr (Mrs) Bolatito A. Adeniji, represented by the College Librarian noted that efforts of the outgoing Dean and all staff of the school of Education were commendable adding that the publication in honour of the erudite scholars was a welcomed innovation.

Climax of the event was the launch of the book after it was reviewed by Dr (Mrs) Tolu Okoruwa.

Responding to the honour accorded the Scholars, Dr K.A Salawu and Dr S.O Folajin appreciated the Dean and staff of School of Education for such rare privilege noting that the publication was a noble and laudable idea.honourees

Present at the occasion were the College Librarian, Dr G.O Oyewole representing the Ag. Provost; Outgoing Dean, School of Education, Dr C. F Onabanjo; Incoming Dean, Mr S.O Davis; Honourees of the day – Dr K.A Salawu; Dr S.O Folajin; Families of late Dr F.A Oyeyinka and late Dr O.G Adenigbagbe, Chairman of the occasion, Dr E.O Adeniyi represented by Dr S.I Ezeani; Chief launcher, Dr P.K Ajila; Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments in the School and invited guests of the honourees.

Shortly after the book launch, the handover session kicked off at which the Outgoing Dean, Dr C.F Onabanjo gave a detailed account of her stewardship, highlighted notable achievements made during her tenure between October 2014 and September 2016 to include among others a successful handing over to a hardworking, able and qualified successor as the new Dean, School of Education in person of Mr S.O Davis.

BE OPENED TO CRITICISMS… Ag. Provost urges Contractors

The Ag. Provost, Dr (Mrs) B.A Adeniji has charged contractors to be diligent at doing the right time and be opened to criticisms from End Users’ Committee adding that end users work with contractors to ensure that the right things were done.

She gave this charge at the Tender opening for 2013 -2014 TETFUND sponsored Library intervention projects, 2011 TETFUND (High impact intervention project) (Batch V) and 2016 capital project noting that Federal College of Education, Abeokuta has good infrastructures and any successful contractor should ensure that good projects are delivered to the College.

The Registrar, Mr R.A Akinola represented by the Deputy Registrar General Administration and Legal matters, Mr O.O Oyeleye, opened the bids of all which were considered as against the College’s estimate. He informed that the successful companies would be contacted soon.

Present at the event were the Ag. Provost, Dr (Mrs) B.A Adeniji; College Registrar, Mr R.A Akinola, represented by Mr O.O Oyeleye; the Bursar, Mr A.O Alabi represented by Mr A.A Adedeji; the College Librarian, Dr G.O Oyewole; Ag. Director, Works and Services, Mr V.A Adeneye; TETFund and Federal Inland Revenue Service Representatives; Deans; Deputy Bursar, Mr I. G Olawuni; Head, Internal Audit; Members of Project Procurement Committee (PPC); Union Leaders; Head ACTU and a host of others.

AJANI BAGS PhD

The entire College community is hereby informed that Mr Ajani, Temitope Oladokun of the School of Education has been conferred with Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mathematics Education from the Premier University, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

Consequently, Mr Ajani,T.O shall henceforth be known and addressed as Dr Ajani T.O in all his correspondences.

College Update heartily congratulates and felicitates with him.

EX-SPEAKER FAULTS OGUN GOVERNMENT INADEQUATE TAPPING OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONAL POTENTIALS

Federal House of Representatives former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Dimeji Bankole has faulted the failure of the Ogun State in tapping huge higher institutional potentials inherent in the state in the production of best hands in solving Nigeria’s problems.

Bankole expressed this displeasure on Thursday, 22nd of September while delivering the 2nd distinguished guest lecture of the Registry arm of Federal College of Education Abeokuta titled “Teachers’ quality, competitiveness and employability: defining the roles of College Administrators and Academics”.

He noted that there was no reason Ogun State should not be Nigeria’s citadel of education the way the State of Boston is to the United States of America, considering the fact that the State has the highest density of higher institutions in Nigeria.

Ogun State Tertiary Institutions, according to the ex-Speaker has the capacity of producing the best leadership hands in all fields of endeavours.

He therefore opined that the State Government should request for the best students of different fields of profession thereby investing in them for optimum delivery in creativity and innovation.

CESAPREP MATRICULATES 42 SANDWICH STUDENTS

The Centre for Sandwich and PRE-NCE PROGRAMMES (CESAPREP) on Wednesday 21st September, 2016 matriculated 42 students into the NCE Sandwich programme that were spread across three Schools- Arts and Social Sciences, Education and Vocational Education.

In her welcome address, the Director of CESAPREP, Mrs E.F Obijole revealed that the reality of the economic situation currently having an effect on the Education sector of Nigeria was evident in the number of students admitted for this session.

Mrs Obijole, while declaring the zero tolerance stance of the College towards examination malpractice in any guise, charged the admitted students to maintain high level of Academic Excellence which the College stands for.

The CESAPREP Director added that all enforcements on academic performance on the part of the students would be fully implemented, as any student whose CGPA was less than 1.00 at the end of first session would be placed on probation. While a non-improvement by the end of the second session would attract advice to withdraw on the premise of academic incompetence.

While applauding the students for successfully scaling the hurdles of admission into the Premier Institution in Ogun State, the Ag Provost, Dr Bolatito A. Adeniji urged them to be focused, diligent and disciplined in fulfilling their academic pursuit in the College and beyond.

The Ag Provost who spoke as a mother advised the Students on the need to abstain from any form of cultism, thuggery, and hooliganism. She said “some evil clubs and associations that will be jostling for your membership, so beware and sensitive”.

Earlier in the day, the CESAPREP Director swore-in the 2016 Sandwich Student’s Union Executive and the Students’ Representative Council.

The new Executive include Kazeem Olayinka – President, Idowu Daniel – Speaker, Amlegbe Afusat – Social Director. Others are Omotayo Akinyemi – Treasurer and Ogundare Habeeb – General Secretary.