Fayemi Assents to Upgrade Of College Of Education, Ikere-Ekiti

A bill upgrading the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti to a full-fledged University of Education, Science and Technology has been signed into law by Governor Kayode Fayemi.

The signing was part of activities lined up for the second anniversary of Governor Fayemi in office.

At the ceremony in Ado-Ekiti, the governor said the idea was aimed at making students get qualitative education and improve the socio-economic activities of the host town.

He remarked that the University of Education would further strengthen teacher education thereby improving teaching and learning in the state.

Governor Fayemi said government would support the university in terms of funding to enable it to cope with the challenges which might accompany its upgrade.

Earlier, the speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, EKHA, Mr Funminiyi Afuye said the university bill was one of the 32 bills passed by the 6th assembly and subsequently assented to by the governor.

Mr Afuye noted that the knowledge economy which was part of government cardinal programmes could only be achieved through access to quality education.

Also, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Victor Adeoluwa informed the gathering that the management had put in place necessary logistics for the smooth academic activities.

Tope Bamidele

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