Provost unveils N0.5billion projects plan for Adeyemi College

The Provost of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo, Prof. Olukoya Ogen, has dropped hint of plan by his administration to embark on massive execution of projects estimated to cost half a billion naira in the next one year in the institution.
Prof. Ogen made the disclosure in an address delivered on Monday, November 2, 2015 at an interactive session held with staff, stakeholders, and students of the College to mark his one year in office.
While using the opportunity to give report of his stewardship since he took over theadministration of the institution on October 30, 2014 Prof. Ogen explained that the money to be used for the execution of the projects would be obtained from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) 2013/2014 merged Normal intervention allocation. He listed the projects to be executed to include the construction of new Lecture theatres, building of an Ultra modern Medical centre, provision of Laboratory equipment, provision of furniture as well as the beautification and landscaping of the College environment.
In addition, the provost also stated that his administration would also seek special Intervention grant from TETFUND for the construction of new Library complex as well as construction of an Entrepreneurial and Vocational Training Centre for students. Prof. Ogen also disclosed plan by his administration to construct 10 modern toilet facilities across the campus and theestablishment of special task force to oversee road and drainage rehabilitation.
The Provost also spoke on other activities of the College in areas such as programme accreditation, 2015/2016 admission exercise, Information Technology (IT) Revolution, conduct of the Post UTME as well as the report of external auditors on the finance of the College
for the year 2012, 2013 and 2014.
On efforts being made at leveraging on the success recorded from the E-voting system introduced by his administration in the institution, Prof. Ogen dropped hint of plan by a United Kingdom based company – Quinion to establish a Laptop and tablet assembly plan in the
institution.
He said the project which would be executed through joint ventures by three companies,  Quinion, Watergate Limited and Staunton and Lycett, would cost N600million, adding that when fully operational, the project would boost IT drive of the College, create employment
opportunities, boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and place the College on the world map of global IT driven institutions. Other issues also touched by him include the e-voting system, relationship with workers unions, prudence and integrity, new partnership with corporate organisations and development partners.
The address also contained efforts being made by his administration at getting international partnership and global outreach, synthetic phoning training programme for the institution’s lecturers and report of outstanding performances of some of the College scholars in
international arena.
Giving an update on the college $30million World Bank/USIAD grant proposal, the Provost said the institution has recorded steady progress on it. He expressed optimism that the effort would yield positive result as the proposal by the College was adjudged very good when submitted to the partnering institution, the Ohio State University.
On the achievements recorded by his administration in the last one year, the College helmsman listed it as including the sustenance of stable academic calendar, acquisition of 13 new vehicles for the Provost, Principal Officers of the College, Deans of schools as well
as students, prioritization of staff assessment, promotion, training and others welfare issues to mention a few.
Speaking on the problem of erratic power supply and exorbitant cost of providing electricity through the use of petrol and diesel generators, the Provost expressed serious concern and stated that the Management of institution were considering way of addressing the issue through the use of solar and biomass energy from the massive waste dump available few kilometres away from the College.
He also spoke on his administration’s plan for the development of Entrepreneurial and Vocational education in the institution, establishment of the institution’s Demonstration Nursery and primary Secondary School across the three senatorial zones of Ondo State,
establishment of price monitoring and Intelligence Unit, provision of a special GSM line to enhance information flow as well administrative restructuring.
On the suspension of the institution’s University status by the Federal Government, Prof. Ogen assured the people that the process for its restoration is still ongoing and expressed optimism that in no distant future the dream would become a reality after all necessary things have been done and due process followed.
While soliciting for more support and cooperation from staff, students and members of the host community, Prof. Ogen, used the occasion to salute the founding fathers of the College for their contributions to its growth and commended the immediate past Provost of the
institution, Prof, Adeyemi Idowu for the massive infrastructural and intellectual uplift of the College during his eight (8) years of administration.
He reiterated his determination to continue to promote welfare of staff and students and enjoined everyone to join hands with him in the task of taking the institution to greater heights.
The event was attended by all the Principal Officers of the College including the Registrar, Mr. Felix Eniola Aderinboye; Bursar, Mr. Ganiyu Abdul; Acting Librarian, Mr. Akinade Awoyemi.
Also in attendance were Deans of Schools, Directors, Heads of Departments and Unit including Head Information and Public Relations Unit, Mr. Moses Akinfolarin, Staff and Students as well as stakeholders and other important personalities from all walks of life.