Governor, Gboyega Oyetola of Osun has assured that his administration would ensure an effective take-off of the proposed Federal College of Education in the state.
Oyetola who spoke when members of the technical team of the federal ministry of education and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) visited him said his administration would do everything possible to support the Federal Government in its plan to establish the college in the state.
The FG had recently approved the establishment of six federal colleges of education in the six geo-political zones of the country. Osun in the south west is one of the beneficiaries, with the college sited in Iwo.
Oyetola, who described education as the bedrock of socio-economic development of any society, noted that the establishment of the institution in the state would complement his administration’s efforts at providing quality, qualitative and functional education.
He added that the establishment of more colleges of education in the country would further contribute to the development of vocational and technical education in the country.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and those who worked for the consideration of the state as one of the beneficiaries of the institutions.
“This is a rare privilege and we will continue to take it as such, because we are not the only state in the zone.
Executive Secretary of NCCE, Prof. Bappa Aliyu, in his remarks said members of the team were in Osun to inspect both the temporary and permanent sites of the institution.
Represented by the Director of Tertiary Education, Mr Ojo Samuel, Aliyu said the visit was in fulfillment of the Federal Government’s commitment to promoting quality and functional education in the country.
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