Sunday 2 July 2023

Establishment of College of Education, Ilawe-Ekiti.... Monarch lauds FG

The Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adebanji Ajibade Alabi, AFUNTADE 1, has expressed appreciation to the Federal Government for the establishment of a Federal College of Education in Ilawe Ekiti.

The Alawe expressed his appreciation in his palace today while making a formal announcement of the establishment of the institution to the people of the town.

“The institution marks another federal presence in Ekiti State and a positive development in Ilawe”, he said.

The Oba pointed out that the college will serve in the training and production of thorough-bred teachers for Ekiti and Nigerians as a whole. The monarch revealed that the establishment came as a result of several requests made to the Federal Government for a higher institution in Ilawe Ekiti by the Alawe which started sometime in 2016 and was supported by patriotic Ilawe indigenes.

He emphasized that all hands have been on deck to provide a conducive environment for academic activities in the newly established Federal College of Education.

Meanwhile, a ten-man committee to oversee a seamless take-off of the institution is being set up, the Alawe revealed.

In the meantime, the Federal Government has named a Provost for the new College of Education, Dr.Ajigbade Ikuejube, whose tenure, according to a document from the Federal Ministry of Education, has begun.

The Provost has since made contact with the Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, who wished him a very successful tenure as the pioneer Provost of the institution. Oba Alabi assured Dr Ikuejube of the community’s maximum support in the onerous task ahead.

Before he was appointed the pioneer provost of the new institution, Dr Ikuejube was an Acting Provost of the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo.

An experienced lecturer, the new Provost of the Federal College of Education, Ilawe Ekiti, has been Vice- Dean, Dean and Chairman of the committee of Deans, among other positions, while at the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo.

He has authored not less than 80 publications.

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