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Women in Colleges of Education (WICE) South West Zone had on Friday 17th March, 2017 paid a courtesy visit to the Provost during their South West Zonal meeting held in the College.
Dr (Mrs) B. A Adeniji, while receiving the delegates on behalf of the Provost Dr. A. A Ajayi, advised the delegates to be role models to female students and other women in the College.
Leading the delegates was the chairman WICE, FCE Abeokuta Chapter, Dr F. A. O Akinnusi and other executive members.
Having met the necessary requirements for chapter’s status, the Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) (NIM), Federal College of Education, Abeokuta Unit had been upgraded to a full-fledged chapter on Thursday, !6th March 2016 at the South West Zonal Summit held at Ibadan Business School.
Receiving the chapter Certificate from the President in council of the Institute, Emeritus Professor Munzali Jubril in the presence of the Registrar and Chief Executive of the Institute, Mr Tony Fadaka, was Mr M.E Atinuke who is the Ogun State branch Chairman as well as the Zonal Secretary that facilitated the upgrade and the executive members of the newly inaugurated chapter led by the Chairman, Mr O.O Oyeleye.
College Update Congratulates and facilitates with the College Management, Executive and Members of NIM FCE Abeokuta Chapter.
A recent fire incident that occurred adjacent to the new Science building had been reportedly said to be as a result of bush burning by an unidentified person.
Details of the incident which was contained in a memo dated 21st March, 2017 and signed by the Chief Security Officer Mr J.A Adeyemi stated that the fire incident which almost extended to the CESAPREP building was timely quenched by the Security officers’ intervention, advised that precautionary measures should be taken when burning bush or unused materials in the college.
The memo reads “…this unit deems it fit to sensitize the College community on the need for precautionary measures against bush burning, waste paper burning and all other forms of burning which could result into fire incident.”
Mr Adeyemi, further reiterated that all materials intended to be burnt should be monitored until it is quenched, this he said would go a long way to save the college from unexpected fire disaster.
Upon the approval of the recommendation of the Expanded Management Committee, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta by the Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu, Dr. Rafiu Adekola Soyele has been appointed College’s Deputy Provost.
The appointment which was contained in a release signed by the Registrar, Mr Rafiu Abidemi Akinola, stated that the appointment of the Director Centre for Degree Programmes and a Chief lecturer in the Department of English (School of Languages) would take effect from 3rd April, 2017 and is renewable for another term of two years upon satisfactory performance.
Dr. Rafiu Adekola Soyele, a distinguished alumnus of the College was born in Ibadan on 18th August, 1963 to Alhaji and Alhaja Soyele of blessed memory. Indeed, Dr Soyele is a prince of the Soyele Royal Family of Totoro, Abeokuta, Otileta ruling dynasty in the great Owu Kingdom.
Dr. Soyele’s professional training, as a teacher, started in 1980 with the 8-month pivotal programme of the UPN government at Ansar-Ud-Deen Teachers College Ota, Ogun State, after which he attended the then Federal Advanced Teachers College, Abeokuta where he bagged his NCE English/Yoruba in 1984. He did his Youth Service Corps between 1984 and 1985, worked as a teacher of English Language at Anglican Grammar School, Oke-nla, Ifo between 1985 and 1987 before proceeding to Obafemi Awolowo University, Adeyemi College Campus, Ondo, where he studied English Education and came out with Second Class Upper Division in 1990. In the year 1992, Dr Soyele was at the University of Lagos, Nigeria where he bagged his first Masters Degree in Adult Education and in 1996, he was back at the same great UNILAG to bag his second Masters Degree in English Language.
After securing an appointment with the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta as lecturer II in October, 1997, Dr Soyele rose through the ranks to become a Chief lecturer in October, 2009. He also served in various capacities in the college, such as, Examination Officer, School of Languages; Coordinator CECECO; HOD English language; Desk Officer, UBE, Federal Teachers Scheme, FCE, Abeokuta Unit; Pioneer Director, CEFALAR; Dean, School of Languages; Chairman/Member of College Committees at various times; and until his recent appointment, Director, Centre for Degree Programmes (CEDEP).
Also, the new Deputy Provost is a member of many professional bodies which include; TRCN, NUT, NIM (chartered), NATECEP, NESA, as well as a member of various groups and societies outside the work environment. In addition, he has been honoured with many awards and commendations.
An Academic who has immensely contributed to the development of Teacher Education in Nigeria, he has to his credit, over 19 years of teaching experience in higher institutions, with specialization in English language and special interest in socio-linguistics, Grammar, Phonology and stylistics. He has explored many academic works ranging from Thesis/ Dissertations, published books, chapters in books and has attended and presented papers in seminars and workshops both nationally and internationally.
Dr Rafiu Adekola Soyele is married and blessed with Children.
The College community through the College Update welcomes this unassuming, amiable, spirited, hardworking and versatile administrator on board as a Principal Officer of the college (his alma mater) and wishes him the very best.
The Federal College of Education Abeokita E-library has received the approval of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board as one of the accredited centres in Ogun State to register candidates for 2017 JAMB UTME CTB.
According to a release signed by the College Librarian Dr G.O Oyewole, the registration of candidates is for a duration of one month commencing from 20th March. The registration which closes on 19th April 2017 will be followed by registration of Direct entry candidates.
The release further stated that the center shall be opened every day between 900am and 6.00pm during when the facilities shall be available to candidates for the creation of personal profile before going to the bank of their choice to pay the mandatory N5,000.00(five thousand Naira) only to obtain the e-pin. Candidates shall return afterwards to the E-library for biometric capturing where the sum of N700.00(seven hundred Naira) only will be paid.