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You’ve done well, Aiyedatiwa hails Adeyemi University of Education @ 60

The Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has lauded Adeyemi University of Education, Ondo, for contributing greatly to the growth and development of education in Nigeria, particularly, Ondo State.

The Governor, while speaking at the 60th Anniversary of the institution at Ondo, said Adeyemi University of Education founded in 1964 as Adeyemi College of Education was the first specialized educational institution in Ondo State and has lived up to its vision of providing effective training platform for teachers and other educationists.

Represented by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Laolu Akindolire, Governor Aiyedatiwa noted that the institution has made tremendous and inspiring progress over the years, especially in training manpower for the education sector in the state

The Governor, while lauding the vision of the founding fathers of the institution, and the infrastructural development over the years, also congratulated the old students association for putting in place a befitting Diamond Anniversary celebration.

He said the present government led by Aiyedatiwa is fully committed to infrastructural development in public schools across the state as part of efforts to ensure that the high standard of education which Ondo State is known for continues to soar.

The Governor hinted that the state is already keying into the programme of the National Secondary Education Commission, NSEC, to ensure massive infrastructural development in public secondary schools across the state.

According to the Governor, the on-going recruitment of teachers by the state government was part of efforts to fill all consequential vacancies and ensure adequate tutors in our schools, adding that the recruitment would be based purely on merit.

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Aiyedatiwa also hinted at the event that government would create the Department of Entrepreneurship and Vocational Skills Acquisition in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, to ensure that secondary students are equipped with at least one vocational skill while undergoing their normal academic Programme.

The Governor, while noting that funding the education sector should not be left in the hands of government alone, called on stakeholders and well-meaning individuals and organizations to join hands with the state government in ensuring proper funding for the sector.

He said his administration was determined to make a difference in the education sector in the state by ensuring that every secondary school student is equipped with skills that can make him or her self reliant and less dependent on white collar jobs.

Awards were presented to deserving alumni at the occasion in recognition of their contributions to the growth and development of the institution.

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