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The Provost, Dr A.A. Ajayi, represented by the Deputy Provost, Dr. R.A. Soyele on Wednesday 9th May, 2019 at the opening of financial bids of Contractors for 2017 TETFUND Sponsored Normal Intervention Project appreciated all bidders for having trust in the College by showing interest in partnering with the Centre of excellence. He pleaded with successful Contractors to carry out the projects with sincerity of purpose and complete the job as at when due if they finally succeeded in winning the Contract.
Engr. M.K Oyetoran, Head, Procurement Unit, gave a brief on the Projects after which the bids were opened.
While appreciating the College Management for its kind gesture in awarding the Contracts, one of the Contractors commended College for its transparency in the bidding process. He therefore implored the Contractors to ensure prompt compliance with the completion period of the Projects.
Present at the bid opening were the Deputy Provost, Dr. R.A. Soyele; Representative of the Registrar, Mr. C.O. Ajala, TETFUND representative, Mr. Tijani Ibrahim, Head Procurement Unit, Engr. M.K Oyetoran, Contractors, Observers and a host of others.
Dr Samuel Ikechukwu Ezeani at the 8th Inaugural Lecture of the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, maintained that National Development is constatly threatened by the continuous increase in immoral behavior by many Nigerians across board. The Inaugural Lecture was held at the COEASU Hall on Tuesday 14th May, 2019.
Dr. S.I. Ezeani who focused his lecture on “Nigerian Moral Development Crisis: Need for Functional Counseling Imperative”, admitted that moral development crisis in Nigeria was a reality and that in spite of the rapid increase in the number of churches and mosques, the present moral crises have not reduced.
He however recommended that: Moral Education should be made compulsory in schools and that the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) should include test for moral development as one of the conditions for qualification and certification of intending professional teachers; Leaders should show good examples in both their private and public lives. He went further by saying that the present reward system in Nigeria which immorally favoured those who cheat on the System should be reversed for good; and that the conferment of National Honours and Chieftaincy Titles should be based on perceived high moral standard.
The Provost, Dr. A.A. Ajayi, in his remarks on the Lecture delivered by the veteran, stated that Dr. S.I. Ezeani was a very hardworking and humble man with self determination and commended him for a good work done.
The lecture ended amidst loud ovation for the Presenter as families, friends, colleagues and well-wishers present stood to appreciate the erudite Scholar.
The occasion witnessed large gathering of people from within and outside the College Community.
The Federal College of Education Staff School, Abeokuta has on Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 organised its maiden edition of the Career Day which was held amidst joy and funfair. The pupils who were dressed in different Professional attires were happy and proud of their chosen professions. Some pupils chose to become Civil Engineers, some chose to become Nurses, Medical Doctors, Pilots, Aeronautic Engineers and Teachers, the mother of all Professions.
Speaking at the occasion, The Chairman, Parents Teachers Association, FCE Staff School, Abeokuta Dr C.A.K Awe Mathias enjoined the pupils to avoid following their friends in their chosen Career as this may affect their future lives. She advised that they should strictly follow their minds when time comes to choose their Careers later in life. She thereafter appreciated the organisers of the Programme for packaging such a brilliant and life motivating Programme.
Earlier, the Chairman Organising Committee, Mrs Josephine Aboaba stated that the essence of the Career Day was to assist in redirecting pupils’ focus on developing their potentials on their choices of course of study.
Highlight of the event included talks by various professionals, a rendition by the Pupils on various Professions. A Debate with the topic ’’ TELEVISION, NECESSITY OR HARM’’ and Spelling Bee had earlier been organized among Pupils of the upper primary. At the end of the Debate, Primary five pupils emerged winner while Primary four pupils won at the Spelling Bee.
Present at the Programme were Dr C.A Akintade, Chairman, FCE Staff School Management Board; Chairman, Staff School PTA, Dr C.A.K Awe Mathias; Headmistress of the School, Mrs E.O Okpara; Chairman Organising Committee, Mrs Josephine Aboaba; other Members of the School Management Board and PTA, invited Professionals, Teachers and Pupils of the School as well as the Information Directorate Crew.
Records and Scholarship Division of the Registry Department headed by Dr G.A Adebayo on Tuesday, 27th February, 2019 sent off three (3) Corps members and an Industrial Training Student. It was also a day to thank God and appreciate His love on the Deputy Registrar of the Division, Dr Gabriel Adedayo Adebayo (MNIM) as he was a year older that day.
In his remarks at the occasion, Dr G.A Adebayo thanked God for the grace to witness another year and also appreciated the College Provost through the Directorate of Information for giving the Division three (3) hardworking and zealous Corps Members who contributed immensely to the digitalization of the Students Records in the Division.
Mr Anthony Ogundipe, the Protocol/Liaison Officer in charge of Corps members in the College also appreciated the College for allowing the Corps members to serve in the College and the Division.
Highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of gifts to the Corps members and the IT Student after which there were group photographs.
… Celebrates retired and disengaged members
The Senior Staff Club of the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta has on Thursday, 14th February, 2019 held its new year party as well as the celebration of retired members.
The Provost, Dr A.A Ajayi while delivering his speech at the occasion appreciated all members of the Club for their commitment in ensuring that the Club continued to run.
He thanked everyone who had kept faith with the Staff Club and the notable achievements being witnessed. The Provost who some members alleged was not a club person said that a hardworking person needed a relaxation time but that his schedule had been so tight. He however noted that it was not a deliberate attempt to stay away from the Senior Staff Club adding that he was interested in the activities of the Club.
The Provost therefore stated that the College Management would consider the requests of the Club’s President and support the Executive members in giving the Club a facelift and making it superb.
Present at the ceremony were members of the College Management, retiring and disengaging members, Deans, Directors, Deputy Registrars, Deputy Directors and other members of the Staff Club.