By David Adeoye, Ibadan.
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Tuesday inaugurated the implementation committee for the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, which was recently upgraded into a university.
Makinde, while inaugurating the committee, urged its members to bring their experiences to bear in the discharge of their assignment.
Recall that the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, recently got the approval of the National University Commission (NUC) to be upgraded into a university.
The governor, at the event held in the Executive Chamber, declared that his administration would leave a legacy of quality education in the state.
He urged the committee to make the new university a leading education degree-awarding institution in Nigeria.
Makinde charged the committee members to work out the policy and process by which the institution would be run.
According to him, the new university of education will soon become a topmost institution in Nigeria, for the acquisition of degrees in the field of education.
The implementation committee is chaired by Prof. A. O Omole of the University of Ibadan.
The committee members include Prof. J O Ajiboye; Dr Noel Saliu; Prof. Mathew Odedokun; Prof. Bisi Ojebola; Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Abdulrahman Abdulraheem and the Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo
In his remarks, the committee’s chairman appreciated the governor for the opportunity given to him and other members to serve the state in the new capacity.
Omole said that the assignment before the committee was not new “but a big task that must be accomplished”.
He pledged that the committee would discharge its duties with courage and integrity.
He also assured that the committee members would do their best to conclude their assignment in good time.