Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde Inaugurate the University Governing Council

Governor Engr. Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde inaugurated the Governing Council for Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, Oyo. He urged the Council's Chairman, Professor Ayoade Olayiwola Ogunkunle, and its members to lead an inclusive administration that caters to everyone.

Governor Makinde announced during the inauguration of the five-member Governing Council that his administration supported the conversion of the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education to a university early in his first term of office because it recognized the labor shortage in the education sector, according to a release made available by the institution's media and public relations officer, Wale Adeoye. Therefore, the helmsman of Oyo State urged the university to take action to close that gap.

He praised the Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Olaniyan, and the chairman of the Governing Council of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Prof Ayodeji Omole, for their proactive efforts. He acknowledged their swift actions in facilitating the visit and approval of the university’s courses by the National University Commission (NUC).

“I want to publicly commend the Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Olaniyan for hitting the ground running in the recent resource verification that led to the approval of the University courses by the National Universities Commission (NUC). This shows seriousness. I want to appreciate the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Prof Ayodeji Omole.

“I am sure, may be very soon, Professor Deji Omole would become the father of tertiary education in Oyo State based on his giant strides in the realization of the sole ownership of LAUTECH, upgrade of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo to a University and the establishment of the Iseyin Campus of LAUTECH, Ogbomoso”, the Governor stated.

Governor Makinde emphasized the need for religious inclusivity within the university’s operations. The newly inaugurated members of the Governing Council include Professor Ayoade Olayiwola Ogunkunle as Chairman, alongside Professor Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye, Professor Abass Aderemi Adedibu, Chief Isaac Aderibigbe Koleoso, and Hon. (Mrs) Funmilayo Okikiola Orisadeyi as members.

Notable dignitaries present at the inauguration event were the Oyo State Deputy Governor, Barr. Abdulraheem Adebayo Lawal; Amb. Taofeek Arapaja, the former Deputy Governor and PDP Deputy National Chairman (South); Engr. Hamid Gbadamosi, the former Deputy Governor; Rt. Hon. Edward Adebo Ogundoyin, the Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly; Justice Iyabo Yerima, the Chief Judge of Oyo State; Prof Olanike Adeyemo, the Secretary to the State Government; Professor Olanrewaju Olaniyan, the Vice Chancellor; Mrs. Olubunmi Siju’ Asunmo, the Head of Registry; Mr. Emmanuel Oluninyo Adegoke, the Head of Bursary; Dr. (Mrs) Serifat Mojisola Asiru, the Head of Library, and several other government officials.

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