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UI Reaffirms Commitment to CEDEP Full Accreditation

CollegeIn support of a successful scaling through of the accreditation hurdles scheduled for August 2016, the Chairman, Joint Board of Examiners Committee of Affiliation Management Board, University of Ibadan, Prof. A.B Ekanola has reiterated the commitment and interest of the premier University to engendering the full accreditation of programmes run by the Centre for Degree Programmes, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta.

Professor Ekanola gave this assurance at the Mock Accreditation exercise organized by the Centre for Degree Programmes (CEDEP) held on Wednesday, 20th, July 2016 at the Music recital Hall, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta.
The National Universities Commission had in its final report of August 2014 Accreditation exercise granted interim approval status to the 8 programmes of Education/Biology, Education/Chemistry, Education/Christian Religious Studies, Education/English, Education/Mathematics, Education/Physics and Education/Human Kinetics. Education/Islamic Studies was however denied. These programmes, though domicile in FCE Abeokuta, are programmes of the University of Ibadan which Prof. A.B Ekanola represents.

Emphasizing the Importance of the forthcoming August accreditation, Professor Ekanola said “we cannot afford to have interim accreditation in any of our programmes”.

While appreciating the University of Ibadan Management for its unwavering support to the College, the Provost, Dr. A.A Ajayi, represented by the Deputy Provost Dr. B.A Adeniji described such relationship as Partnership that works.

The Provost further expressed the readiness of the College to diligently put into effect observations and advices generated in order to actualize the accreditation of all the courses.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Director of CEDEP, Dr. R.A Soyele stated that in response to the first NUC accreditation report, the College management had set up adequate machinery with corresponding solutions.

Snail Potentials Still untapped in Nigeria— Snail Researcher

AkinnusiIn tune with the agricultural diversification objective of the Federal Government of Nigeria, a Snail Researcher, Dr. F.A.O Akinnusi had described snail farming as an untapped treasure with potential for huge returns on investments and low level of input capable of boosting the revenue generation of the Country.

Dr. Akinnusi made this revelation while delivering the 5th Inaugural Lecture series of Federal College of Education, Abeokuta titled Snail, Hidden Treasure in a Snail: the Vision, passion and action of Malacologist on Thursday, 21st July, 2016.

Highlighting the economic, nutritional, medicinal and industrial importance of snail, the one-time Dean School of Vocational Edution and the immediate past Director of Centre for Degree Programme (CEDEP) of the College, said that snails’meat apart from tasting good, was also a good source of protein rich in amino acid, calcium and phosphorus as well as vitamin C but low in sodium fat and cholesterol which were considered harmful to human health. Other nutritional importance noted included the position of snail product as valuable ingredient in livestock nutrition.

A Malacologist of high repute, Dr. Akinnusi further explained that due to its low level sodium, fat and cholesterol phosphorus, iron and potassium, Snail could be used in the treatment of arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, anemia, hemorrhoids, asthma, stomach ulcer and kidney related diseases.

Eating Snails according to the researcher, increases life expectancy, suppresses occurrence of stroke and provides curative meal for people with diabetes and low virility, vitality and fertility. In addition, she referred to a recent study that had shown that eating large quantities of snail has high levels of linoleic acid reported to have protective effect against cardiovascular diseases.

Concentrated snail Mucus, according to her was demonstrated to have antibiotic effects, while snail syrup could be used for chronic bronchitis, whooping cough and as a prognostic indicator for breast, stomach and colon cancer. In her words, “the allantois, collagen, elastin, glyclic acid, hyaluronic acid that were found in snail secretion and extracts were natural activators for ageing and damaged skins as well as acne”.

Speaking on the economic importance of the snail, Dr. Akinnusi submitted that snail shells which were in huge demand for export were used in the manufacturing buttons, rings, ornaments, jewelries, decoration of walls and lawns, flower pots, drinking cups also have potential for the fabrication of monoceramics biomaterials.

She further noted also that some items of artistic interest, the imperia; dye, tyrian purple as well as ink used for making artist pigments, sepia were extracted from various types of Mulluscs also obtainable from snails. All these she assured could boost the foreign trade and exchange of the nation because there were growing international trade in snails flourishing in Europe, North America, France, Germany, Demark, Austria and South Africa. She therefore solicited for more government interest and support to the study of snail and the usage of its product.

Dr. Akinnusi who had over 80 publications as books and chapters in books as well as articles in reputable National and International journals, had through her vision and passion positioned herself a leading researcher in Africa.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Provost Dr. A.A Ajayi represented by the Deputy Provost who described the inaugural lecturer as an erudite, amiable, Pacademic juggernaut and a scholar of high standing ascribed the timeliness of the lecture to improving the economic realities of the nation.
Dr. Ajayi declared that the College was the first within the fold of Federal Colleges of Education in Nigeria to start and sustained the presentation of Inaugural lectures by Senior Academics before the National Commission for Colleges of Education made it mandatory.

According to the Provost, the College had within the last four years produced fifteen PhD holders making it one of the few Colleges of Education that had justified the Federal Government’s huge investment in improving the academic status of Lecturers.

The Provost therefore reiterated the commitment of the College to continually explore all means to put the College on the world map by providing the best facilities and enabling environment to facilitate good academic work and researches.

Present at the event were College Management, Former Provost, Alhaji Gani Bello, Deans and Directors as well as family members, friends and associates of the Inaugural Lecturer.

REQUEST FOR JAMB ADMISSION LETTER & REGULARISATION OF ADMISSION.

This is to inform the entire public that the on-going regularisation of Admission & processing of JAMB Admission letter for both current & Ex-students of our college would close by 4pm Tuesday 14th June, 2016. Intended applicants should pls visit the Admission Office on or before the above stated date as there would not be any extension of d date.
Thanks for your strict compliance.

APSSON COMMENDS COLLEGE MANAGEMENT

The Ogun State Branch, Association of Professional Secretarial Staff of Nigeria (APSSON) has described as laudable and giant the developmental Projects embarked upon by the College Management of the Federal College of Education Abeokuta.

The Association through its State Coordinator, Mr J.O Oladejo, made this declaration on Wednesday, 23rd of March, 2016 when it paid a courtesy visit to the College Management.

According to him, it was evident that the Management was vision driven, focused and bound by unity.

Tracing the functional and effective roles played by members of the Association in the College, at the National level, the Coordinator stated that the Management was indeed providing an enabling environment for the growth and development of its members.

In her remarks, the Association’s College Branch Chairman, Mrs R.O Adeniyi reiterated the unflinching support and loyalty of her members to the fulfilment of the Academic Excellence drive of the Management.

Welcoming the Guest, the College Provost, Dr Ayodele A. Ajayi submitted that no viable institution would function effectively without the central role of Secretaries, acknowledging the peaceful coexistence between Management and APSON members since inception of the College.

While affirming the Philosophy of the College to supporting positive vision of any group and Association, the Provost said that Management would collaborate with the Association in engendering the fulfilment of its goals.