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The Commissioner of Police Ogun State Command, Mr Ahmed Iliyasu (DSC) has opined that violence could not be used to achieve anything and that aggrieved parties should embrace dialogue. This opinion was made at a public lecture entitled SECURITY CHALLENGES, IMPLICATION AND SOLUTION IN OGUN STATE held on Wednesday 7th March, 2018.

The CP noted that the issue of security was everybody’s concern and that since his arrival in Ogun State, he had established and encouraged community policing where everybody becomes watchmen. He therefore encouraged members of the College Community to be vigilant at all times as the issue of Cattle herdsmen was becoming worrisome. Mr Iliyasu however reiterated the efforts of Ogun State Police Command and the Police force as a whole in curbing crimes in Ogun State and by extension, Nigeria. He assured the audience that the Police Force would not rest on its oars until crime was completely wiped out in the State.

Earlier in his address, the Provost, Dr A.A Ajayi appreciated the Commissioner of Police for honouring the College’s Invitation despite his tight schedule. He stated that the topic became imperative at that material time when the country was faced with serious security challenges.

The Chairman of the Public Lecture Committee, Dr (Mrs) C.F Onabanjo appreciated the Commissioner of Police and his team for honouring the College’s Invitation and the wonderful turn out of the College Staff.

Among other eminent dignitaries in attendance were members of the College Management; Deans and Directors, Chief Lecturers, Staffers on CONTEDIS 13 and above as well as selected students from the College and Centre for Degree Programme.


“Language, Linguistics and Literary Studies, Quest for Global Peace and Stability” was the theme of the 13th National Conference of the School of Languages, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta held between Monday 12th and Friday 16th March, 2018 at the Kunle Filani Academic Theatre.

Speaking on the theme, the Keynote and Lead Paper presenters, Dr N.C Kammelu of the Igbo Department, Adeyemi College of Education Ondo and Dr Dayo Akanmu of the Yoruba Department Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education Oto, Ijanikin in their separate lectures maintained that for a nation to remain peaceful, the Language and Culture of that nation had to be properly understood and used in diverse ways either to reform, rebuke, correct or to make peace.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Provost of the College, Dr A.A Ajayi, who was represented by the Deputy Provost, Dr R.A Soyele appreciated participants and congratulated the convener, the Dean School of Languages, Mr A.G Sanya, for successfully hosting the conference. He further appreciated him for sustaining the legacies of the past Deans in the school.

The Dean and Convener, Mr Sanya, in his welcome speech appreciated God and the Organising Committee for a successful Conference. He further appreciated all presenters and participants at the Conference.


A varsity Don and Director of the affiliated Institutions of the University of Ibadan, Professor M.K Akinsola has advised matriculating students to shun all forms of social vices as the University would not tolerate any act of indiscipline.

This advice was given at the 6th Matriculation ceremony of the students of the Centre for Degree Programmes, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta affiliated with the University of Ibadan on Wednesday 28th February, 2018.

The Provost, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, Dr A.A Ajayi in his address advised the students to be good representatives of their homes and shun cultism as the College and the University of Ibadan had zero tolerance for such.

The Matriculation oath was administered to by the Registrar, University of Ibadan, represented by the Deputy Registrar Academics, Dr Ikeoluwa Moody.

Present at the Matriculation Ceremony were representatives of the Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. M.K Akinsola; Representative of the Registrar (U.I) Dr Ikeoluwa Moody; Provost of the College, Dr A.A Ajayi; College Registrar, Mr R.A Akinola; Director Centre for Degree Programmes, Dr B.L Wikina; Coordinator and the Administrative Secretary of the Centre, Dr J.B Filani and Mrs O.B Akinbande; respectively, Dean School of Vocational Education, Dr T.A Akinyele; Dean School of Science, Dr M.F Aderanti; a Senior Deputy Registrar, Mrs M.F Ajala as well as Staffers of CEDEP and Information Directorate,


The Federal College of Education, Abeokuta has qualified manpower and seasoned lecturers that were second to none. This was the submission of the State Coordinator, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Ogun State, Mrs Funmilayo Oniyide while congratulating the newly admitted students of the Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) on Friday, 9th march 2018 at the orientation programme of fresh PDE students organised by the Centre for Sandwich and Pre- NCE Programmes of the College (CESSAPREP).

Earlier, the Provost, Dr A. A Ajayi ably represented by the Deputy Provost, Dr R.A Soyele, who is also the Chairman Board of CESSAPREP, reiterated the need for the orientation programme saying that FCE Abeokuta has zero tolerance for examination malpractices. He therefore urged the PDE students to cultivate good reading habit and be studious.

Other speakers at the programme maintained the need for the Students to do away with every form of Social Vices that may disrupt their Academics, make use of the Library and also take Teaching Practice with all seriousness.


The Provost of the College, Dr A.A Ajayi on Tuesday, 6th March 2018 asserted that, Federal College of Education Abeokuta has zero tolerance for “Thugery”, Hooliganism, Cultism and Examination Malpractice. He made this assertion at the 2017/2018 Matriculation Ceremony of 2,654 fresh intakes.

Speaking further, the Provost congratulated all the matriculating students on their admission into the College. He maintained that the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta remains the Centre of Academic excellence and the First and Best Tertiary Institution in Ogun State. He admonished the Students to justify the confidence reposed in them by their parents and do all in their power to be hard working, morally sound and good ambassadors of the College at all times.

The matriculation oath was administered by the Registrar, Mr R.A Akinola to all the matriculating students.

In attendance at the Matriculation ceremony were the Provost, Dr A.A Ajayi and members of the College Management; Deans, Directors and some Deputy Registrars.