‘Nigeria’s educational standard of quality’

By Sade Adewale, Ondo


The Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor of Adeyemi Federal University of Education, Dr Samuel Akintunde has described education standard in the country as a good one which government need to continue to upgrade .

Akintunde stated this during a press conference on 60th Founder’s Day celebration and conferment of Award of excellence on distinguished Alumni held at Olusegun Obasanjo Lecture theatre, saying it is not standard of education that is going down but Nigerian don’t praise themselves.

 According to him, other countries open their doors for Nigerians to come and teach because Nigeria’s education standard is of good quality.

Akintunde said the institution has attained 60 years of existence, “Established on May 22, 1964, as Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo the institution has gone through the full cycle of metamorphosis to emerge as an independent Federal University of Education at the twilight of marking the 60th anniversary.”

 He added that the benevolence of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in revalidating the upgrade of the former College of Education to University of Education and directing immediate implementation of the of the conversion led to series of events that culminate to the approval of 25 degree programmes by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the take-off of academic activities in the nascent University with effect from 2023/2024 admissions.

He acknowledge the invaluable contributions of certain great personalities towards the realisation of this dream.

The Ag DVC, said the institution has what it takes, the personnel, the resources as a university that is just coming up.

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Akintunde further added that the institution are partnering with TRCN so that before the students ends their program they will participate in the TRCN professional exams so as to be qualified as a teacher when they leave the school.

Meanwhile, the National President Adeyemi Alumni Association, Dr Festus Olowogboyega Oyebade has called on Federal Government to give a total restructuring to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on how it uses sledge hammer on the potential undergraduates.

Oyebade said the quota given to higher institutions in the country on admission by JAMB affects the chances of many young and brilliant students seeking admission into higher institutions.

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