By Sade Adewale, Ondo
The Acting Provost of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE), Dr Ajigbade Ikuejube, has administered the matriculation oath on 157 newly admitted Postgraduate, part-time Degree/Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) Students in the Institution.
He administered the oath at the college’s new Centre for Education Technology (CET) building where he charged the Postgraduate students on good conduct.
The Acting Provost who was represented by the Registrar of the school, Mrs Olufisayo Fakorede explained that the Professional Diploma in Education (PDE) programme, jointly organised by the College and the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), which started in 2016/ 2017 academic session in the College had trained “hundreds of participants in the programme making professional teachers from graduates of other fields of study”.
Describing the newly admitted PDE students as the fifth to be offered admission since the commencement of the ACE/TRCN collaboration, the College’s acting provost assured the participants “who want to use the programme as a remedial qualification for higher degree studies, that we have added some educational foundation courses to meet the requirements of many more universities”.
Speaking further on the PDE programme and performances of students admitted over the years, Dr Ikuejube said “We have observed in successive sets of our PDE students, a tradition of high commitment and dedication to the programme”, while urging them to take their studies seriously.
In his goodwill message, the Registrar/Chief Executive of TRCN, Prof Olusegun Ajiboye, represented by the Ondo State Coordinator of the Council, Mr Adesina Akande, congratulated the matriculating students for choosing the PDE programme, while assuring that the certificate that would be issued to them, after their studies, could be used to process admission for Masters and Doctorate Degrees in field of Education in any University.
Advising the students to make judicious use of their time, Prof. Ajiboye appealed for the cooperation, stating that by joining hands with the TRCN, the partnership would help in sanitizing the teaching profession “thereby building a nation that will be self-relevant and habitable for all to live in”.
Earlier at a similar matriculation ceremony jointly held for students admitted for Part-time Degree and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) sandwich programmes, the College Acting Provost, Dr Ajigbade Ikuejube, described the ceremony as very important and advised the matriculating students not to engage in anti-social behaviour capable of tarnishing the image of the institution.
The College Chief Executive reiterated the institution’s Zero tolerance to examination malpractice, cultism, disobedience to constituted authority, and flouting of dress code rules, saying any student found flouting the law would be sanctioned.
Expressing the commitment of the institution’s management to the overall development of its students, Dr Ikuejube advised the matriculants to avail themselves of facilities provided by the College in places which include the Sports Centre, Library, Laboratory, Studios, Workshops and notice boards, stating that the move would help in enriching their knowledge and boost their mental and physical ability.
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