Makinde Assents to Bill Upgrading Emmanuel Alayande College of Education to University 

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Monday, assented  to  the bill which is seeking to upgrade the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, to a University of Education.

The governor, while speaking after signing the bill into law, at the Executive Council Chamber, of the Governor’s Office, Agodi, Ibadan, said that the bill will increase access to quality university education in the state.

He maintained that tertiary institutions in the state have moved from receiving 25 per cent subvention to getting 100 per cent of their subvention.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as saying that his administration will remain focused on delivering good governance to the people.
He said: “This is another landmark event in the history of tertiary education in Oyo State. Of course, Education is one of the four pillars of the current administration which we called Omituntun 1.0. The Omituntun 2.0 that is coming is sustainable development.
“Of course, we made various promises on education when we came in, and I am happy that one after the other, we are fulfilling them.
“This is another promise we made in the course of governing our dear State. We fulfilled that promise by sending an Executive Bill to the Oyo State House of Assembly for upgrading Emmanuel Alayande College of Education to a degree-awarding institution, and today, we are signing the bill into law. “The bill is named Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Law 2020.

pronouncement of the NUC in a matter of days or weeks, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education will soon be known as Emmanuel Alayande University of Education.
“The University will then be empowered by law to award University degrees, diploma certificates and other academic titles and distinctions. “This is another way we are increasing access to quality university education for the people of Oyo State.

“Our aspiration is to ensure that the Emmanuel Alayande  University of Education becomes the best University of Education in Nigeria.
Earlier, the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt. Adebo Ogundoyin said that the passage of the bill to upgrade the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo to a degree awarding Institution came to limelight on November 23rd 2022.
According ti him, it will incease the number of state-owned universities to three.
”The University just passed to law began as St Andrew’s College back then in 1896; translated to Oyo State College of Education and to Emmanuel Alayande College of Education in 2008.”
Similarly, the commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barr. Abdulraman Abdulrahim stated that upgrading the college to a university of education will help in graduating competent and professional teachers in the state.

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