College inaugurates students’ union executives, expects N600m computer project

The authorities of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo,   on Thursday September 17, 2015, inaugurated a 19-member Central Executive Council (CEC) to oversee the affairs of the student union for the 2015/2016 Academic Session.

Those inaugurated,  whose elections were conducted through electronic voting (e-voting) on June 29, 2015,  the first time since the establishment of the College over 51 years ago,  include Ogunrotifa Adeyemi Richard, President; Oluwatoba Victoria Temitope, Vice-President; Kolawole Oluranti Amos, General Secretary; Akinwumi Benson, Treasurer and Abdul-Rahman Babatunde, Welfare officer.

Others were, Akinremi Babatunde, Director of Social; Adesoji Adewale, Director of Finance; Abeeb Afingba, Public Relations Officer; Oyasola Yinka, Director of Sport as well as Olaleke wasiu Adewale and Oloni Ayodeji Gabriel who were also sworn in as Deputy welfare and Assistant General Secretary respectively.

Similarly, five students, Olatunde Thompson; Adebisi Rasaki; Anabor Tunde, Abdukarim Mustapha Ayodeji and Jimoh Kunmi, were sworn in as speaker, Deputy Speaker, clerk, Deputy clerk and Chief whip respectively.

Also in the same vein, the trio of Olubusade Alex, Opaleye Lydia Ajoke and Olasunkanmi Olawole Olatunbosun were inaugurated as Chief Justice, Clerk and Public Relations Officers of the Judiciary.

In his address the College Provost, Prof. Olukoya Joseph Ogen,   described the occasion as land mark and advised the student representatives to be law abiding and exhibit responsible leadership,   in the discharge of their duties.

He equally enjoined them to join hands with the College management, in the task of moving the institution forward.

While reiterating the commitment of his administration to their welfare, the College administrator said the approval for the use of Tricycles as campus shuttle by the management was in response to the yearnings of the students for an ease in transportation problem and movement of people within the College.

He used the occasion to drop a hint of plan by a United Kingdom (UK) based Computer Manufacturing company to establish a N600m Laptop  Computer assembly plant in the institution.

According to him, when fully operational, the project would boost wealth creation, enhance technology transfer and put the College name on the world map.

Speaking further on ACE, Prof. Ogen described the institution as a centre of excellence adding that its graduates over the years have carved a niche for themselves and competed favourably with others across the Universe.

Asserting his commitment to the actualization of the University status that was recently put on hold by the Federal Government, Prof. Ogen assured students as well as members of the College and host Community, that the process for its restoration has started assuring that the issue is urgently being examined and in no distant time, the dream would come to fruition.

Earlier in his address, the Dean, Division of Student Affairs, Mr. Olaniyi Olaluwoye, advised the newly elected Student Union Executive not to see their election as opportunity forenrichmentbut regard it as call to service.

He equally admonished them to spend their time judiciously and co-operate with the Management in the task of moving the College forward.

Also in his address tagged: “Students and the College Authority” the new Students’ Union President, Ogunrotifa Adeyemi Richard commended the College Management for creating a peaceful atmosphere through which the election that produced them was held.

While pledging the readiness of his administration to co-operate with the College Management, Ogunrotifa, however, listed areas where he appealed for urgent attention on behalf of the students.

He listed the areas to include lack of inadequate accommodation, paucity of lecture theatres, erratic power and water supply among others.

The ceremony which featured deliveries of goodwill massages by Chairman of various workers Union such as COEASU, SSUCOEN and that of the Parent, Staff and Alumni Forum, Very Revd. (Dr) Benjamin Adeniji also involved presentation of Certificate of Meritorious Service to outgoing Student Union Executives for the 2014/2015 session.

The event was attended by important personalities from all walks of life including the Special Assistant to Governor Olusegun Mimiko on Civil matters as well as the Governor’s Personal Assistant, Mr. Babalola Monehin and Mr. Hammed Faleyimu respectively.