The Provost of Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo, Prof. Olukoya Ogen, has urged little children, to always exhibit good character, in order to become responsible persons in future.
Prof. Ogen gave the advice in a message delivered at the 2017 Staff Children’s party held on Saturday January 7, 2017 in the College.
Represented by Dr. Folorunso Balogun, Dean School of Science and Chairman, Committee of Deans in the College, the Provost congratulated the children, and remarked that the decision by the institution to organize the event was aimed at demonstrating the love, which the College has for them, and value attached to their well-being.
Underscoring the importance of parental care in the growth and development of children, Prof. Ogen advised parents to always pay serious attention to their education and welfare, in order to make them good citizen in future.
While commending members of the Children’s Party Committee for their effort, the College helmsman, wished the children happy celebration, and prayed that the Almighty God would spare their lives to celebrate more on earth.
Earlier in her address of welcome, the Chairman of the Children’s Party Committee, Dr. (Mrs.) Itunu Awosika, expressed appreciation and thanked the Almighty God for making another celebration’s possible.
She acknowledged the financial support provided by the College Management for hosting of the party and expressed appreciation to members of her committee for their commitment and contributions to the success of the programme.
The colourful event held at the College Sports Centre featured activities which include dancing, mascot entertainment, tyre loop competition, track event and cultural display by pupils from Adeyemi College of Education, Demonstration Nursery and Primary School, Ondo.
It climaxed with presentations of gift items by some senior staff of the College to children who performed excellently in some of the activities held at the event. The staff includes Dr. Kehinde Adenegan, Deputy Director, Management Information System (MIS); Chairman Children’s Party Committee, Dr. ( Mrs.) Itunu Awosika; Messrs. Oluseto Olatuyi and Olusola Olagundoye, Information and Public Relations Unit as well as Mrs. Aderonke Esrom, Mr. Omoluwa; Mr. Anthony Oladayo Bernard and Mrs. Olubunmi Olayinka Ajayi.
Eminent personalities who attended the event include the College Bursar, Mr. Ganiyu Abdul; Representative of Chairman, College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) ACE chapter, Dr. Tope Oziegbe, Dr. Anthony; Representative of Chairman, Senior Staff Union Colleges of Education Nigeria (SSUCOEN), Comrade Liasu Jimoh, Mr. Ogunbumuyi Joshua Sunday; Chairman, Non-Academic Staff Union Colleges of Education and Allied Institutions (NASU), Comrade Akingbola Henry.
Others present were Chairman, National Association of Colleges of Education Academic Technologists of Nigeria (NACEATON) ACE chapter, Comrade Anifowose Onaolapo, staff from the College Information and Public Relations Unit, students, parents to mention but few.