Sade Adewale, Ondo
The College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, has demanded immediate takeoff and the implementation of the Adeyemi Federal University of Education, Ondo (Establishment) Act, 2021
Dr Adetokunbo Adepoju, the Chairman and the Secretary, Dr Joel Edafe of the College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, made the call in a letter addressed to the Minister of Education and made available to newsmen in Akure.
“Our Union wishes to reiterate our profound appreciation to his Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, the Honourable Minister of Education. Mallam Adamu Adamu and the distinguished leadership and members of the National Assembly for the long awaited upgrade of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo to Adeyemi Federal University of Education, Ondo.
We are also highly appreciative of the passage and the assenting of the enabling Act. This obviously, is one of the numerous laudable dividends of democracy bequeathed to the Nigeria’s Teacher Education Sector by the present administration.
The assent of Mr. President to this Act and the subsequent gazetting were greeted with loud ovation within the College, Ondo community, Ondo State, and the alumni across the globe. I however, the Union has observed with serious concern, the unexplained delay in the take-off of the Transition Implementation Committee of the University.
This delay has become a subject of palpable apprehension among staff, students and members of the host community. Some measure of tension is also brewing as a result of the delay.
The Union vehemently resist the continuation of the institution as a College of Education. In view of the foregoing, the Union hereby pleads with the Honourable Minister to consider and attend to the following:
i. Immediate constitution and mobilization of the Transition implementation Committee for Adeyemi Federal University of Education;
ii. facilitation of enabling conditions for the immediate take-off of the Adeyemi Federal University of Education;
iii. rejection of any controversial recommendation for the extension or renewal of the tenure of Principal Officers for the College;
iv. the immediate appointment of a Vice Chancellor that has the requisite qualifications, acumen and attitude to drive a University of Education; and
v. assisting in any other way that will enhance and promote the laudable vision of Adeyemi Federal University of Education.
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