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The College Management, having considered the report of the Examination Malpractice Committee on the involvement of ten (10) students suspected to have engaged in examination malpractice in the 2015/2016 NCE Full Time examination and 2016/2017 U.I degree examination, has rusticated 9 (Nine) and suspended 1 (One).
This was contained in a Registry release signed by the Registrar on September 7th, 2017.
The students, comprising both NCE Full Time and UI degree students were rusticated for one or two semester accordingly while all examinations written by them during the semester would be cancelled. Upon serving their respective terms of rustication as well as fulfilling all necessary conditions for re-admission, they would then be readmitted.
According to the release the students are:
Soyemi, Oladipupo 16/0313 MUS/SOS (SASS); Akingbulugbe, Temitayo Damilare 16/0292 MUS/SOS (SASS); Idowu, Toheed Adedayo, 16/1376 ISC/CSC; Abidoye, Oluwadamilola P. 16/10039 PHY; Oluwole, Abigeal F. 16/0023 BIO; Oiboweme Glory E. 14/0199; Raheem, Isiaq O. 14/0308 ECO/MATHS, Okpogode, Abraham 13/1664 BIO/CHEM; Oyeyemi Nodrat A. 12/0122 ECO/POL.
Meanwhile, the Academic Board also considered the probation of 268 and the expulsion of two NCE students for poor academic performance at the end of the First Semester examination of the 2016/2017 academic session.
According to the release, the expelled students are; Adeniran, Oluwatosin Opeyemi 15/0956 BIO/CHE and Abioye, Micheal O. 15/1287 while the 268 students placed on probation from various schools in the College were advised to be conscious of being expelled from the College if their poor academic performance persist till the end of Second Semester 2016/2017 academic session.
NUESA, the National body for University Education Students of the University of Ibadan, Centre for Degree Programmes, CEDEP FCE Abeokuta Chapter held its handing over and swearing in ceremony recently at the CEDEP Hall.
The programme had in attendance CEDEP Director, Dr. Basil L. Wikina, Dr A. Kehinde Badaru, Dr H. I Kuye, Dr J.B Filani, Mrs O. B Akinbande among others.
Speaking at the occasion, the Provost, represented by the Director, Dr Basil L Wikina, gave kudos to the outgoing executives, being the pioneering set, for their efforts at stabilizing the Association and for various activities they were able to perform. He called on the new Executives to build on the legacy and improve the welfare of the Degree students.
Earlier in his valedictory speech, the outgoing President, Jekami Adetiloye thanked God, the College, his executive members and the degree students for the confidence reposed in him and for their support in every way that made the year a good one. He equally enumerated all that was done by his team and their challenges. He ended by soliciting support for his successor.
The newly inaugurated President, Fatai Adetunji in his acceptance speech promised to discharge his duties with the fear of God and in accordance with the laid down rules and regulations.
Highlights of the event were the presentation of Secretariat and Financial reports, official handing over of port folios, presentation of awards to the Staff Adviser, Dr H. I Kuye and award of certificate to various persons.
With the success of the e-voting deployed in the Students’ Union Government election conducted recently, the College Management has sworn in newly elected Students’ Representative Council and students’ Union Executives for the 2017/2018 Academic session.
The Provost, Dr Ayodele A. Ajayi, who was ably represented by the Deputy Provost, Dr Rafiu A. Soyele at the swearing in ceremony congratulated the College as a whole for the great feat achieved. He noted that few Universities and Colleges of Education in Nigeria conduct their e-voting elections successfully. He then advised tertiary institutions in Nigeria to learn from the College.
Dr Rafiu A Soyele, noted the historic nature of the ceremony, the peaceful conducts of the students and the high sense of maturity displayed by the students during and after the election.
While urging the newly elected executive to embrace team spirit in order to ensure that the College maintains its academic excellence and sustain a peaceful ambience, Dr Soyele reiterated the zero tolerance of the College for Cultism, indiscipline and social vices adding that they should always consult with the Dean, Students’ Affairs for proper guidance.
The Deputy Provost while reacting to the appeal of the SU President on making SU receipt a criteria for collecting school fees receipt, promised that the matter would be discussed with the Provost adding that if it was eventually approved, monies should be spent judiciously. He also stated that they would be made to retire and account for all monies spent.
Speaking at the event, the outgoing Students’ Caretaker Committee Chairman, Comrade Adisa Isiaq, thanked the College Management and the Dean, Students’ Affairs for bringing back Student Union in the College.
In his acceptance speech, the newly elected Students’ Union President, Comrade Bankole Sodiq Ayinde canvassed for both Management and Students’ support, promising to restore the lost glory of student Unionism on campus and to lead a peaceful tenure.
It would be recalled that the decision of the Management to adopt the Students’ Caretaker Committee for the 2016/2017 academic session was due to the chaos that was recorded during that year’s election. However, with the newly inaugurated Students’ Union executive and Students’ Representative Council member, Students’ Union activities have resumed in the College.
The Provost, Dr Ayodele A Ajayi has advised Sandwich Students of the College to go overboard in all of their life endeavours.
The Provost, represented by the Chairman, Committee of Deans, Mr A. G Sanya at the orientation and matriculation ceremony of the new Sandwich Students of the Centre for Sandwich and Pre NCE Programmes (CESAPREP) stated that NCE should be a pedestal for all of their academic pursuit and not a terminal one. He urged them to aim for the top in their academic pursuit.
While recalling words of the late veteran actor, Mr Adebayo Faleti, the Dean Languages, urged the students to give an all-round commitment and dedication to their studies so that it could cater for their needs later in life.
Committed to its drive to ensure full implementation of e-administration in the College, the Management of Federal College Education, Abeokuta has adopted the electronic mode of voting that allowed students of the Institution vote electronically for their preferred candidates in this year’s Students Union election that took place recently.
The e-voting platform which was a shift from the manual ballot system of election was the first of its kind to be introduced in Students Union Election conducted in the College. It recorded huge success with massive turn out of students at the polling centre to explore the innovation.
The Dean Students’ Affairs, Dr. A. Kehinde Badaru, speaking on the effectiveness of the platform said it allowed for transparency and accuracy such that as students voted, it was being monitored and immediately counted electronically. He further stated that the platform was capable of capturing about 6,000 voters in three hours. “The projection is that if 250 students can vote in 5 minutes then, 1,000 students should be able to vote in 20 minutes. But, our estimation is that in 30 minutes, 1,000 students would have voted and when we are talking of 3 hours, 6,000 students would have been captured”, he said.
While expressing their happiness on the development, a student of Physical and Health Education in the School of Science, Mr. Odewale O. Emmanuel, lauded the College Management for the innovation and further appealed that the e-exams already adopted for Education courses be used in the conduct of other courses offered in the College.
Also, another student from the School of Science and an agent to one of the aspirants in the election, Miss Kolawale Zainab, noted that the platform would disallow cheating because of its transparency.
A representative of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Ogun State Chapter, and Chairman, Students Union Electoral Monitoring Team (SUEMT), Comrade Oladimeji Usman, who was at the Election ground, commended the College Management for its initiative explaining that the College has joined other Institutions in Ogun State that have adopted e-voting. He also informed that the College would be the fifth Tertiary Institution in Ogun State his committee would be monitoring their SUG elections.
Comrade Usman further appealed to the College Management to ensure it gives close attention to students’ needs while warning Students in Tertiary Institutions to shun cultism and social vices.
The breakdown of the election results showed that, Bankole, Sodiq A of the School of Vocational Education had 1546 votes to defeat Adeyanju, E. Temidayo who had 1255 votes for the Presidential post while Abdullahi, Hafsoh had 1579 votes to beat Shittabey, O. Abeke 1205 votes for the office of the Vice President. Sodiq, Billiamin Owolabi with 1345 votes lost narrowly to Ogunfowoke, T. Adebowale who was elected as the General Secretary with 1368 votes.
The position of Financial Secretary was won by Salako Olawale Ayomipo with 2643 votes. Elegbede, S. Adewale was elected the Sports Director with popular votes of 1752 against 975 votes of his opponent Adediran, A. Adeshile. The Assistant Secretary position went to Fasasi, A. Oyewola (1326 votes) who defeated Amoko, A. Adedoyin (1295 votes). Other positions were occupied by Oladerin, O. Bukayomi- Treasurer, Sokenu, Azeezat Damilola- Welfare Director and Olaleye Y. Olamilekan- Public Relations Officer (PRO).