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The Provost of the College, Dr A.A Ajayi alongside the Registrar and Staffers of the Information Directorate had on Friday, 12th January 2018 visited the Olu of Osiele, Oba Olufemi Olowoyo in his palace.
The courtesy visit deliberated among other things the rate at which cultism was becoming rampant especially within Osiele community. The cult case of November 17, 2017 was extensively deliberated upon and the Kabiyesi assured the Provost of the safety of Students residing at Oke Ibadan and Ire Akari areas of the town saying that his Chiefs would adequately monitor them.
The Provost, on behalf of the entire College Management promised that the College would continue to do its best in maintaining the cordial relationship that exists between the College and Osiele Community adding that the College will not fail in its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) also.
The Kabiyesi thereafter appreciated the College Management for the kind gesture and prayed that the College would continue to move higher.
The Provost, Dr A.A. Ajayi has remarked that the death of the current Chairman of the College Governing Council, Alhaji Isa Saidu OFR, was a colossal loss to the College. This remark was made at the staff forum convened by the Provost on Thursday 23rd November, 2017 at the new Vocational hall of the College.
According to him, the late Chairman had good intentions for Staffers of the College adding that he was welfare oriented.
In addition, the Provost used the occasion to enumerate the various challenges facing the College. He raised the hope of Staffers by proffering solutions to some challenges which include increment in the admission quota, enlargement of Degree based programme to include Sandwich Programme from the Lagos State University (LASU), increment of acceptance fee and amount paid on hostel accommodation among others.
Giving the vote of thanks, the Registrar, Mr. R.A. Akinola thanked all Staffers for attending the forum.
The Provost, Dr A.A Ajayi has stated that he wants progress for all staff and the College as a whole.
This remark was made on Thursday 14th December, 2017 at the Computer Centre and Step B Services Award Giving Ceremony held at Step B Conference hall.
Dr Ajayi noted that he was not surprised that the Director, who had done wonderfully well for the College is the first Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science Education to bag a PhD. He however, pleaded that Dr. S. Agholor should continue his career in the College towards uplifting the College to enviable heights.
While congratulating every staff of the Centre on the success of that day’s event, the Provost further lauded the Director’s leadership skill and initiative for awarding the best staff which according to the Provost would motivate other members of staff.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Director, Dr S. Agholor appreciated the Provost for his unflinching support and love for the Centre. He further explained the rationale behind awarding the best staff for that year. Certificates of attendance were thereafter presented to attendees of the website Development Workshop while an award was presented to the best staff of the year, Mr Oluyen Francis.
Federal College of Education, Abeokuta Staff School (FCESS) on Thursday 14th December 2017 organised a 7 Lesson Carol Service to mark the end of year 2017. The Carol Service which was held at the FCESS PTA hall had in attendance pupils, parents, staff and well-wishers.
At the programme, the Chairman, FCE Staff School Management Board, Mrs A.O Adejobi noted that Jesus Christ was the factor behind the season because He came into the world to redeem and save mankind.
Activities at the event included praise worship, reading of seven lessons from the Bible, drama presentation by pupils, choir rendition and special songs.
In attendance at the occasion were Chairman and members FCE Staff School Management Board, Chairman, Parent Teacher Association, Mrs C.A.K Awe-Mathias, Parents, Staff and pupils.
The Provost, Dr Ayodele A. Ajayi, has expressed his optimum satisfaction with the conducts and activities of Secretarial Staff in the College.
He made this assertion during a courtesy call made by the National Executive members of the Association of Professional Secretarial Staff of Nigeria (APSSON) to the College on Monday 9th, October, 2017.
According to him, the decision of the Management to host the National Conference of the Association was informed by the cream of capable and intelligence Secretarial Officers in the College as well as the notable contributions of the Association to the development of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. He promised to ensure that the executive members have a good stay in the College.
While lamenting the dumping of Secretarial Cadres for other Cadres by some members of the Association in the College, the Provost urged the National President to address the situation and ensure that APPSON members were properly motivated.
Earlier in his own address, the National President of APSSON, Mr Ganiyu I. Buhari revealed that the objective of the conference was to ensure that they attain standard practices in the Secretarial Profession in Nigeria thus the reason for year 2017 Conference. He sought for Provost’s consent and blessing towards the success of the National Conference in the College.
Mr Buhari, who appreciated the Management for having special interest in their members and accepting to host the entire Nation, lauded the College Management for the level of development in the College as well as the Management-Employee working relationship in the College.
He also urged the College Management to see staff training as an investment and not as an expenditure by giving their members regular training.
At the courtesy visit were, the Deputy Provost, Dr. Rafiu A. Soyele, Registar, Mr Rafiu A. Akinola, the Librarian, Dr. Godwin O. Oyewole, Deputy Bursar, Mr Taiwo Itiola, APSSON National Executive Members, FCE Abk APSSON Chapter Chairman, Mrs. R.O Adeniyi and Members of the 2017 National Conference Local Organizing Committee among others.