By Maria Famakinwa & Francis Akinnodi
Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University,OAU, Ile Ife, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede has said the university is proud of its affiliation with Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, saying the two institutions have a long and profound history of excellent and dedicated training of their students
Ogunbodede said this in his goodwill message at the 34th convocation ceremony of Adeyemi College of Education, during the week where 12, 628 graduands were awarded certificates
At the ceremony where the wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu was honored with Fellowship Award for Gender Development and Community Health, the OAU Vice-Chancellor said the University is proud to be the parent body and awarding authority of the degrees and certificates.
He congratulated the Provost of Adeyemi College of Education, Prof Olukoya Ogen for being able to steer the College towards achieving its mandate as Nigeria’s foremost and preferred Teachers’ training institution within a short period and for having a successful tenure.
The Vice Chancellor, who commended the College for launching another set of enterprising graduates into the world urged the graduands to be worthy ambassadors of their alma mater and continue to keep the flag of OAU and ACE flying.
Provost of the College, Prof Olukoya Ogen said that the convocation was an occasion to celebrate the landmark achievements of the College especially in the last four years of his administration as the convocation was one of the activities to mark the end of his tenure as the Provost of the college
Ogen, explained further that a total number of 12, 628 graduands are expected to participate in the convocation ceremony out of which 5,752 will be conferred with the Bachelor degree in Education by the affiliate University, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile -Ife
Appreciating the management on behalf of other awardees, Arabinrin Akeredolu assured the College of her readiness to identify with them in whatever programme or project that will be implemented in the College.
The First Lady also charged the graduating students, especially females to take the advantage of the Information Communication and Technology(ICT) knowledge acquired in the school to widen their scope as she added that science rules the world.
In his address, the Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, who was represented by the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof Bappa Aliyu Muhammadu at the ceremony described ACE as a pioneer in Nigeria’s educational system.
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