The Ogun State Government on Tuesday has formally renamed the Tai-Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu-Ajose after the Awujale and Paramount Ruler r of Ijebuland Oba Sikiru Adetona, and equally upgraded the institution.
Penpushing reports that, Governor Dapo Abiodun made the prouncement and announced the name as Sikiru Adetona College of Education, Science and Technology (SACOETEC) with a pledge that the institution would remain a College of Education with the mandate to groom middle level teachers for the educational system of the country.
The Governor at the formal unveiling of Sikiru Adetona College of Education, Science and Technology, said that his administration would not relent in its quest to make the institution an envy of others in the country. noting that despite the change in the name, the institution will continue to run its degree programmes, as well as accommodate science and technology courses.
Penpushing further reports that he declared that his administration would be supporting the College in the area of infrastructure, disclosing that the ongoing reconstruction of road from Ala passing through Omu-Ijebu would soon be commissioned.
“We are gathered today to celebrate a milestone to a glorious future for this institution. Today Tai Solarin College of Education will cease to exist and in its place, we now have Sikiru Adetona College of Education Science and Technology, Omu-Ajose” he said
“The College will remain a College of Education with a mandate to groom middle level teachers for our educational System. The College will continue to run its degree programmes in affiliation with universities. We will also be supporting the College in the area of infrastructure; in fact, very soon, we will commission the internal roads of the College and the road from Ala passing through Omu”, Abiodun added.
Penpushing also reports that, he pointed out that Ijebuland has prospered under the Awujale, and also commended the monarch for single handedly establishing a world-class International Institute of Governance at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye,as well as acknowledging him for not only creating room for development in the land, but equally facilitating developmental programmes through his friends and associates into the state.
The Governor called on the sons and daughters of Ijebuland to see the unveiling of new college as a challenge to make their presence felt in the institution, adding that the ancient town is blessed with long and progressive reign of Kabiyesi,stressing that the time has come for all to join hands in creating a legacy for monarch by investing heavily in the institution”.
Penpushing reports that thehe Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Olakunle Oluomo, who noted that there was no dissenting voice when the bill to change the name of the institution was brought to the House, added that the contribution of the monarch to the growth of education in the state is highly commendable.
The Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, Adeyemi Adefulu, earlier in his remarks said that the emergence of the college as Sikiru Adetona College of Education, Science and Technology was part of the massive and fundamental re-organisation of the college, noting that the Governing-Council has been instrumental in achieving stability in the college, adding that the council has zero tolerance for indiscipline and lawlessness.
Penpushing further reports that, Adefulu however, commended the Governor for his immeasurable support for the institution, stressing in name change and upgrade of the college was sufficient proof of the governor’s commitment to educational development and adroit management.
The traditional ruler in his remarks,while commending the Governor for his leadership style, said that his various performances speak volume of a man who is well accepted by the people, assuring that the forthcoming coming election is a done deal for the governor,pointing out said that the governor is fully in control of things in the state.
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