AOCOED to hold joint convocations

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The Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) will on Tuesday next week hold its 36th, 37th and 38th convocation ceremony.

The college will also give a fellowship award to Alhaji Lateef Jakande. Two alumni awards and two diamond awards would also be given to other citizens. The alumni awards will go to Professor Clement Fasan of the Lagos State University and Professor Lanre Ogunyemi of the Lagos State House of Assembly while the diamond awards will go to Alhaji Fatai Shokunbi and Senator Olamilekan Adeola.

Speaking during a press conference to announce the convocation, the Provost of the college, Professor Omolola Ladele, said “in the next few days, the college would be concluding joint convocation ceremonies of 5,674 graduands across full-time NCE, School of Part-time studies (SPS) and Centre for Outreach Programmes (COP) from the five schools, including school of arts and social sciences, school of early childhood care education and primary education studies, school of languages and school of vocational and technical education.”

She said activities for the ceremony started yesterday with a novelty football match between the full time and part time students. “We are holding a convocation lecture today and then on Friday there will be a Jumat service. On Sunday, the Christian inter-denomination service will hold and on Tuesday, we will have the convocation ceremony proper.”

She said the college has the culture of using available resources to effectively address challenges of teacher education in the society.  “With our limited resources, we have successfully established a citadel of learning, teaching, research and community services for the generation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge in tandem with our mission.

“The effort has earned us a reputation of a leading teacher’s Institute where all students are challenged to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal growth; to promote sustainable development as well as contribute purposeful and ethical service to mankind.”

Still on funding, she said that one of the major challenges they face is funding as she called on private individuals and business organisations to support the government in funding tertiary institutions.

“Funding of tertiary institutions should not be left in the hands of the government alone. Scholars have drawn attention to the need for privileged business organisations and individuals to support tertiary education in achieving society’s sustainable goals.

“I add my voice to theirs that not until the buoyant companies and affluent individuals in the society partner with Nigerian tertiary education institutions substantially can we begin to achieve the objectives of tertiary institution,” she noted.

Talking about what she did to make sure that there is no longer misunderstanding between management and the unions, she said the secret is team work with everyone involved. We hold regular meetings to be able to take care of any issue before they arise.

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