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WICE KWCOED ORO CHAPTER AWARDS HER STAUNCH SUPPORTERS

30-11-2023

The Association of Women in Colleges of Education (WICE) Oro Chapter on Wednesday 29th November, 2023 held her end-of-the-year party and annual lecture series. The event was unique and applaudable. The association Chairperson, Dr. Sherifat Shola Adebayo, appreciated the presence and support of every attendee. She announced that over 20 staunch supporters of the association would be given awards in recognition of their love and support. She further said that donations would be highly appreciated from all awardees. The guest lecturer (Dr. Abubakar Fatimoh Aluko) from the University of Ilorin in her lecture titled “Unraveling the AI Tapestry in the College of Education Ecosystem,” she emphasized the roles of AI in academic environments such as the provision of personalized learning, intelligent tutoring systems, virtual classrooms, and content creation and curation. Dr. Fatimoh identified three main challenges that used to hinder AI implementation: ethical concerns, resistance to change, and cost and resource constraints. Among the awardees were all the College Management Team led by Prof. M.A. Aremu (Provost), Dr. Akogun K.A. (Chairman Omo Ibile Igbomina KWCOED Oro Chapter), Mr. Adeyemi Love (Chairman SSUCOEN Oro Chapter), and Dr. T. N. Madandola (Director, Directorate of Management Information System). The College Provost, in his goodwill message, appreciated the support and advice he used to enjoy from WICE. He encouraged them to continue to work with him to move the College forward to greater heights. He said women had contributed immensely to his achievements in life, citing his mother, wife, and Prof. Sidikat Ijaiya’s roles in his life. Several social and cultural groups, including Igbomina, Ekiti, Ibolo, and Emirate, recently showcased their cultural heritage. The Aniyikaye Cultural Group entertained the congregation with traditional talking drum and eulogies.


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TEXT BY THE PROVOST, KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ORO, PROF. MUKAILA AYANDA AREMU ON OCCATION OF THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ORO 1998 SET OF ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

25-11-2023

TEXT BY THE PROVOST, KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ORO, PROF. MUKAILA AYANDA AREMU ON OCCATION OF THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ORO 1998 SET OF ALUMNI ASSOCIATION HELD ON SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER, 2023 AT THE COLLEGE TWIN THEATRE (RED CHAMBER) Protocols, It excites me to welcome you all to the 25th Anniversary of Kwara State College of Education, Oro 1998 Alumni Association. I thank the executives and dignified members of this formidable association for the invitation. I specially welcome the Chairman of today’s occasion, the Guest Lecturer, our royal fathers present, community leaders and invited guests of honours. On behalf of the College Management and entire College Community, we are delighted to have you in our midst. As a mark of introduction, I am a proud son of the soil from Ilala Kingdom, Irepodun LGA of Kwara State. I assume duty as substantive Provost of the College on 15th June 2021. My vision is to turn the College into an education hub of discovery, by providing conducive academic environment for the staff and students. Permit me to use this avenue to acknowledge the regular supports and interventions we receive from His Excellency, the Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazak. Since coming on board of His Excellency, the welfare of the College Staff has been prioritized and I can confidently affirm that the College has no outstanding salaries as at today. This is part of the resolute of the Governor on Education across the state. Gentlemen and women, on 1st of November, 2023, His Excellency set up an 11-man study, planning and implementation committee chaired by Prof. Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem (OFR) for the establishment of Kwara State University of Education as preliminary efforts to birth the university of education using one of the three existing Colleges of Education in the state: Kwara State College of Education Oro, Kwara State College of Education Ilorin and Kwara State College of Education (Technical) Lafiagi. The state is similarly pulling the strings to have Abuja adopt one of the CoEDs as a Federal College of Education, while the third one adopts dual-mode that empowers it to issue bachelor’s degree in line with the recent laws governing Colleges of Education in Nigeria. We at COED Oro alongside the community leaders have resolved for a University of Education status and we are hoping our request would be earnestly granted being the oldest teachers training institution in the state. This would go a long way in reviving the academic vigour and also improve the internally generated revenue which in turn should assist in addressing the deplorable state of our infrastructural facilities as well as human capital. The benefits this conversion would create cannot be overemphasized. Hence we implore the alumni of this prestigious College to join in to canvass for same via various means at your disposal. While we recognize the efforts of the State Government on the College, there are still basic amenities that put the College at disadvantage in meeting up with her vision. Several letters have been written to the ministries and the Government House which are yet to see the light of the day. The following are the critical challenges that require urgent intervention in the College: Financial Support to carry out forthcoming NUC Resource Verification for 8 new Degree Courses. This total N127,580,000.00 along with NUC charges, infrastructures, equipments, and human resource requirements. The NUC has given the college positive nod for the resource verification but we are constraint by finance. Rehabilitation of College Internal Access Road Erection of College Perimeter Fencing to protect staff, students and college properties. Renovation of College Multipurpose Hall Inadequate Hostels for Students, building of more hostels Accreditation Exercise on eight (8) Degree Courses As stated earlier, there is need for expansion of the undergraduate program to pave more avenue for internally generated income which is the avenue the College management uses in running day to day activities of the College, augment salaries, carrying out repairs and maintenance amongst others. The expansion of the Degree program will also create more employment opportunity. The accreditation is scheduled to hold in December, 2023. However, the programmes scheduled for accreditation lack basic amenities and resources hence the need for urgent intervention Rehabilitation of College Internal Access Road Series of letters on the dilapidated internal access roads of the College and the need for government intervention have been reported to the ministries including, The Ministry of Tertiary Education and Ministry of Works. Regrettably, nothing has been done to this effect. The road current status depreciates the opportunities to market the College as envisaged. The College has rich programs in stock which could promote her image and attract more revenues to the College if the internal road network is duly given a deserving attention. Whilst the College is sighted on a hilltop, professionally designed landscaping would reveal an uncommon aesthetic appearance which tends to captivates researchers and other categories of visitors. The deplorable state of the College internal access road has equally contributed to low enrolment from prospective students. Perimeter Fencing Over the years, the College has had to contend with security threats, loss of farm produces, and encroachment of College land among other challenges owing to the porous status of the College. This has also been reported on few occasions with no positive action. Considering the increasing insecurity in the country, the college urgently require support of Alumni in putting up her perimeter fencing. This would also arrest cases of encroachments. Renovation of College Multipurpose Hall The College Multipurpose Hall was affected by windstorm over seven years ago leading to the damaging of the roof, since the College is not financially buoyant enough to restore the building to its original state, the building has witnessed more damages to the extent trees not grow in the hall. Inadequate Hostels for Students Due to the porous environ the College is situated and insecurity in the country, the College requires adequate hostels to accommodate more students. This would help guarantee safety of our students. Currently, less than 30% of our students stay far away from the campus which amount to more difficulties in meeting up with their primary assignments and guarantee their safety. I wish the 1998 set alumni will support the college and name after the set. Conclusion As alumni of this prestigious institution, we can all agree that this College belongs to you and us, hence it beholds upon us to ensure its sustainability. This is why we appreciate your timeliness and thoughtfulness in organizing a day like this. Alumni associations are no doubt the strength of their alma maters. As prime stakeholders, original owners and landlords of this citadel of learning, you have more responsibilities for contributing to the academic, infrastructural and overall development of this noble College. In order to meet actualize the vision of the College founding fathers, I hereby enjoin the 1998 Alumni Association and other sets to collaborate in advancing this institution to a desired institution of learning and advance research in way of addressing one or more of the challenges highlighted above. Long live Kwara State College of Education, Oro! Long live Kwara State College of Education, Oro 1998 Alumni Association! Long live Kwara State College of Education, Oro Alumni Association! Long live Kwara State Government! Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria!


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COMMENCEMENT OF REGULAR DEGREE EXAMINATION

17-11-2023

2022/2023 Second Semester Regular Degree Examination will commence on 20th November, 2023. All students must come along with their screening certificate to the examination hall.


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E-LEARNING TRAINING FOR NCE STUDENTS

17-11-2023

The College Management organized E-learning training for all students on Thursday 16-11-2023. This is to prepare all the students toward the College new policy of online teaching this 2023/2024 session. The Deputy Director, Directorate of Management Information System (DMIS) that trained the students- Mr. Sakariyau Sherif took them through four (4) different E-Learning platforms including the dedicated Learning Management System (LMS) provided for the College by the Tetfund. Dr. T.N. Madandola- Director, (DMIS) delivered the message of the Provost- Prof. M.A. Aremu to the students to use the opportunity provided for them positively.


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ELECTION OF DEANS

17-11-2023

The Academic staff of Kwara State College of Education, Oro elected new Deans to the 6 Schools in the College on Thursday 9th November, 2023. The following people emerged from the free, fair and transparent election. They are: 1. School of Education - MRS. FASHIKU, COMFORT BUNMI 2. School of ECCE/Primary Education- MR AKOLAWOLE, JACOB SUNDAY 3. School of Secondary Education (Languages) – DR AHMED ABDULRAHMAN ALHAJI 4. School of Secondary Education (Arts & Social Sciences) – MR. ISAH, ALHAJI IBRAHIM 5. School of Secondary Education (Sciences)- AREMU, KAMARUDEEN ADEWUMI 6. School of Secondary Education (VOCATIONAL EDUCATION)- MR. OBA, RASAQ BOLANTA


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VISIT OF THE VISITATION PANEL LED BY PROF. IBRAHIM JAWONDO TO KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ORO ON WEDNESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER, 2023

15-11-2023

TEXT BY THE PROVOST, KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ORO, PROF. AREMU MUKAILA AYANDA, ON THE VISIT OF THE VISITATION PANEL LED BY PROF. IBRAHIM JAWONDO TO KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ORO ON WEDNESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER, 2023 Protocols, It gladdens my heart to specially welcome our distinguished State Visitation Panel led by Prof. Ibrahim Jawondo, who all came from Ilorin to conduct an evaluation of the College. On behalf of the College Management and entire College Community, we are delighted to have you in our midst. Once again, you are welcome to Kwara State College of Education, Oro. I also recognized other panel members: Dr.Ajibola Abiodun Atoyebi, Alhaja Raodat Omowumi Yusuf, Mallam Umar Abdullah Sanda, Alhaja Rashidat Isiaka, Dr. S. O. Aboyeji (Secretary), all the management team, committee of Deans and Directors, Heads of Departments, Union leaders, members of staff and other guests that are here today to witness this historic visit. I want to inform the Visitation Panel and other guests here today that you are in a ‘better by far’ College of Education. While acknowledging the strong support, cooperation and understanding I have received from Ministry of Tertiary Education, former Council members, College Management, and entire college community, I wish to appeal for your further support and prayers so as to achieve our mission of moving the College forward. Distinguished visitation panel, I congratulate you on your appointment as 2023 State Visitation Panel to Kwara State College of Education, Oro, we pray Almighty God to guide and guard you in the discharge of the assignment bestowed on all of you. While congratulating you on this well-deserved appointment accorded to you by His Excellency Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, I need to reiterate His Excellency’s key interests and support for the education sector particularly colleges of education in the State. I assume duty as substantive provost of the College on 15th June 2021. In line with my vision, which is to turn the College into an education hub of discovery, by providing conducive academic environment for the staff and students, it is always heart-warming for us to receive new visitors as part of our commitment to the discharge of our mandate. As the culture of the institution, indeed any College that is worth the name is to provide conducive platforms for the generation and dissemination of knowledge. Historically, Kwara State College of Education, Oro, initially an Advanced Teachers’ College with Temporary site in Ilorin before it finally moved to Oro is currently forty-seven years in existence (1976 – 2023) with six Schools, namely: School of Education; School of Early Childhood Care Education and Primary Education; School of Secondary Education (Arts and Social Science); School of Secondary Education (Languages); School of Secondary Education (Sciences); and School of Secondary Education (Vocational Education). The College is housing twenty-eight (28) Departments and programmes along with nine (9) Directorates and other units/centres. The College has a workforce comprising of academic, administrative and technical staff total 345. It has a total land size of 198.319 Ha good for academic activities and agriculture. The college has been receiving regularly monthly subvention from the government since His Excellency came on board four and half years ago. Also, His Excellency has supported the Colleges (Oro and Ilorin) with sum of N70,000,000 each in January 2022 for the accreditation of 12-degree programmes and 2 new NCE programmes. All the programmes presented were accredited with twelve programmes got full accreditation status while two programmes got interim status. The management also applauds His Excellency for implementing Consolidated Tertiary Salary Structure (CONTEDISS) and Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure (CONPCASS) for non – academic and academic staff respectively in these Colleges with effect from 1st of July 2022. In March 2023, the four Colleges - College of Education, Ilorin; College of Education, Oro; College of Education (Technical), Lafiagi and College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies (CAILS) cried to His Excellency for intervention to address the financial crisis brewing in the four Colleges. The cries were responded to by way of approval for the release of thirty million naira (N30,000,000.00) to each of the college as bailout fund. This gesture is very timely and unprecedented. Upon receiving of this bail out on 8th March 2023, the management held a crucial meeting with the three Unions in the College (i.e. COEASU, NASU and SSUCOEN) on 9th March, 2023 and both agreed on a common position. The management judiciously utilized the bailout to offset 25% February 2023 (N7,362,999.02); 20% November 2022 (N6,840,513.70); 20% December 2022 (N6,766,484.75); Peculiar Allowance December 2022 (N2,934,222.89); Peculiar Allowance November 2022 (N3,004,533.65): Peculiar Allowance October 2022 (N3,030,722.91). The aforementioned salary related debt totaled twenty-nine million, nine hundred and thirty-nine thousand, four hundred and sixty-seven naira and ninety-two kobo only (N29,939,467.92) were paid. The intervention assisted the Colleges to solve some of their financial commitments and staff welfare. The timely response has further demonstrated that the present administration is fully committed to development and progress as well as ensures sustainable growth of the Tertiary institutions in the State. Recently, and few days ago His Excellency, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazak further supported the college with the released of another bail out of total N11,138,734.50 for the payment of outstanding salary. Although the amount released is insufficient of pay the outstanding debt, the management added the sum of one million, one hundred and thirty one thousand, two hundred and sixty six naira and sixty kobo only (N1,131,266.60) to the last bail out from its Internally generated revenue to be able to cleared the salary outstanding up to October 2023. Hence, as at today, the management did not owe any staff with respect to salary. The College Management Committee strongly shares in the dream of His Excellency in transforming the state’s educational sector, and we promise to channel all our energy towards the development of the College, students’ growth and general welfare of staff. I wish to assure the visitation panel that my administration desire is to transform the College into a centre of academic excellence. My mission and vision for this noble college is to enhance the status and ranking of the College above its contemporaries as focused, efficient, effective and reliable provider of quality professional teachers in Kwara State and Nigeria in general. I have confidence that God in His Infinite mercy will provide us the strength, wisdom and resources to accomplish this lofty ambition. On coming on board, I met a pitiable situation in which the management is augmenting the government subvention from the school fees with about eleven million naira (N11,000,000.00) on a monthly basis, this increase to about N17,088,039.28 in February 2022 due to inflation, annual promotion and annual incremental, while the monthly subvention is constant despite increase in these variables. This is in addition to other operating and running costs. This has brought untold hardship in the operations and management of the college, as it is negatively affecting the welfare of both staff and students and development in the college. This is because large sum of the fund that ought to have been used for staff welfare and development of the college has been channelled toward augmentation of staff monthly salary. The Kwara State College of Education Model Secondary School, Oro faced the reaccreditation of its 19 subjects on 22nd March 2023 and got full accreditation status in all the 19 subjects presented to the regulatory body. However, there are series of letters from the management through the Ministry of Tertiary Education requesting for taking over of the schools by the government through SUBEB. The management also wrote to the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development on the issue and no positive response till this period. The management of Early Childhood Development Facility and Staff Primary School is owing her staff 10months’ salary total N4,443,512.13 (covid -19 is 5 months, Dec, 2022, June – Oct. 2023) while the management of Kwara State College of Education Model Secondary School, Oro is owing her staff 4 months’ salary total N3,325,774.08. I hereby use this avenue to appeal to the state Government for taking over Kwara State College of Education Model Secondary School, Oro and Early Childhood Development Facility and Staff Primary School as it was done for some colleges in the state. Achievements to date Glory to Almighty God, within the past twenty-nine months, the management of Kwara State College of Education, Oro we have collectively been able to achieve the following achievements: 1. Regular payment of salary and other claims: Our college has been paying the salary of workers and other financial entitlement as at when due. However, the inflation in the economy and subsidy removal is now big challenge in meeting full payment of salary. 2. Conclusion of 2020, 2021 and 2022 promotion exercise and all the beneficiaries are enjoying the financial benefits. 3. Comprehensive analysis for production of sachet water 4. Ongoing construction of Water Factory 5. Carrying out minor repairs in the College within the available resources 6. Advertisement, interviewing and appointment of new College Librarian12th Aug., 2021 7. Creation of official emails to all principals’ officers and direction of same to all staff. This is to encourage all staff to use their official mails for communication and in their research activities in order to market the college. 8. Conversion of casual staff to permanent staff 9. Approval of NCE 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 results. 10. Successful conclusion of 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 regular degree examinations 11. Inauguration of Internal/Mock NUC Accreditation Committee September, 2021 12. Set up Internal Staff Audit Nov. 2021 13. Modern Digital Laboratory that housed 50 computer system with modern furniture Jan 2022. 14. Upgrading of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Integrated Science laboratories to meet Degree programmes standard with modern equipment such as Fume Cupboard, Burner, etc. 15. Renovation & tilling of Econometrics Resource Room with the current applications. Jan 2021 16. Renovation and tilling of Home Economics Laboratory Jan 2021 17. Repainting of Management Information System Building - Jan 2021 18. Renovation and tilling of Social Studies Resource Room Jan 2021 19. Renovation and tilling of two Agricultural Laboratories and set up poultry. Jan 2021 20. Full tiling of Boys Hostel Campus 2 Jan 2021 21. Full tiling of Bursary Unit Jan 2021 22. Tiling of Works Unit Jan 2021 23. Painting of Registry Buildings Jan 2021 24. Full renovation of Hostel III to Home Economics Practical Apartment Jan 2021 25. Full renovation of Fine and Applied Arts Department with modern equipment. Jan 2021 26. Full renovation of Home Economics Department with latest cooking equipment and machines. Jan 2021 27. Complete tilling of the office of Deans, School officers and Secretary in the five schools 28. Conclusion of internal staff audit 18th and 19th August, 2021 29. Continuation of College – Anchored SUBEB teacher capacity building for primary school teachers held 9th – 13th August, 2021 30. Conduction of security seminar 30th August, 2021 31. Commencement of Online payment and registration from September 2021 32. Conduction of Health Week for Staff, Students and Community 6 – 10 sept 2021 and 2022. The year is suspended due to lack of staff in the clinic to carry out the exercise. 33. Regular clearing of tick Bush within the campus and around the Gate 2 area. 34. Disbursement of cheques of N100,000 each to the 2 bereaved students as provided by our insurance partner: Abaniwo Victoria Nima (18/0192) Course: Pol/Soc&Adeniyi Juliana Ayodele (18/0299) Course: Primary Education. 35. Completion of CBT Centre – Supported by tetfund 2019 Annual Intervention. 36. Signing up the staff with Kwara State Health Insurance Scheme (Kwara Care). 37. Ongoing landscaping of Administrative Block and Registry Block 38. NCCE Full Accreditation Status of 2 new programmes -i.e. Home Economics and Fine & Applied Arts - 27th –31st March 2022. The management has resolved that all catering service and painting related work in the College that can be handled by two departments will be given to them. 39. Organising First One Day In-House Training for the Academic Staff on: i. The Professional Preparation of Teachers: Role of Teacher Education; & ii. Rudiments of Research, Funding and Publication 30th September 2021. 40. NUC accreditation of 12-degree programmes affiliated to EKSU January 2022 41. Resuscitating Inaugural Lecture Series after 16 years of recess- 14th February, 2023 by Dr. Timothy Afolami Adebayo and 25th July, 2023 by Dr. Michael Olusegun Ayanda (The first one was held by now Prof Adefila in July 2007, during the tenue of Dr. O. W. Arinde. 42. Sponsoring NANS Education National Summit – 16th February 2022 43. Training of Non - Academic staff on Enhancing Job Performance – 8 th March 2022. 44. Appointment of second Deputy Provost - March 2022 45. Erection of 81 Solar Street lights around the campus, supported by tetfund–18/03/2022 46. NCCE Accreditation of Home Economics and Fine & Applied Arts 27–31/03/2022. 47. Introduction of end of tenure severance allowance/package for Principal Officers approved by the Governing Council. 48. Commencement of certificate in computer studies in the College - 1 st March 2022. 49. Domesticating / Internal printing of students and staff ID card in the College 50. Conduction of Annual Conference 2021, 2022& 2023. 51. Release letter of conversion to those staff that applied for it. 52. Released letter of 2020 promotion to the concerned staff. 53. Conduction of 2021, Deanship election. 7th October, 2021. 57Insuring of College Buildings, vehicles and other Physical assets 59. Training of all staff on modern and latest methods of teaching, mentoring, course delivery approach and research funding. 60. Collection of 2018/2019 - 766 Certificates from NCCE Abuja last Thursday 23/09/2021 (including previous year omitted certificates) 61. Kwara State College of Education Model Secondary School, Oro took third out of 144 secondary school that participated in the just concluded KWIRS 2022 Tax Club Quiz Competition that took place on 3rd November 2022 at Kwara State Banquet Hall, Ilorin with a cheque award of N1,000,000.00. 62. Successful 2021 and 2022 promotion exams for administrative staff 63. Completion of Ultra modern Sports Centre and commencement of usage supported by tetfund High Impact 2023 (cost I billion naira) 64. Remodelling of Language laboratory to NUC standard 65. Renovation of Administrative Building through tetfund merged maintenance intervention 2023. 66. Completion of tetfund Entrepreneurial Building. 67. Installation of 250 computer system at CBT Centre - tetfund 2019 normal intervention. 68. Regular Degree students Affiliated to EKSU were mobilized for NYSC by 30th November, 2022. 69. NCCE Full Accreditation Status of 2 new programmes -i.e. Home Economics and Fine & Applied Arts - 27th –31st March 2022. The management has resolved that all catering service and painting related work in the College that can be handled by two departments will be given to them. 70. Five Subscribed Data base for the College Library. The College library has five (5) online subscribed data based i.e. Ig-publishing e-books, Jgatelibrary e-journals, Elsevier science direct, research 4life and Ebschost. 71. Development of online registration and results for regular and sandwich degree programme in 2023. 72. Erection of dual sit-outs at the Twin Hall financed by Prof. Wale Sulaiman 73. Partial erection of perimeter fencing, supported by Hon. Jejeloye Afolayan with sum of N1,000,000.00. 74. Maintaining cordial relationship with unions within the College 75. Commencement of Computer Training Program for all staff anchored by the Directorate of Management Information System (DMIS) 76. Approval of conferences for 93 academic and non-academic staff supported by tetfund 16/10/2023. 77. Successful conduction of 2022 TRCN Examinations 78. Successful registration of 2022 Degree students on the NYSC portal 79. Advertisement, interview and appointment of new College Registrar 24thMarch, 2023 80. Organizing of training session on “The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Conducting Advance Teaching Research and Services” for Academic staff in the college – 24th August, 2023 81. Organizing of 3 days E-learning training session for Academic staff in the college – 10th – 12th October, 2023. 82. Distribution of palliatives of 100 bags of 10kg rice received from the state government to the most vulnerable in the College – October 2023. College Strengths a.High Quality Human Resource The college has well qualified and committed staff as well as dedicated and competent non teaching staff. The total number of permanent staff is 336 work force as at November 2023, out of which 150 are academic staff, and 186 are non teaching staff. The college has a total of seventy one (71) casual staff that complements the work of permanent staff particularly where they are inadequacy of permanent staff. The College has formidable management team headed by an Educationist, Business Educator and seasoned Professor. The College is also blessed with Deputy Provost and Registrar who have relevant Ph.D. degrees. The Bursar of the College is a Chartered Accountant with other relevant qualifications; the Director of Work is a qualified engineer with COREN. The College Librarian also has relevant qualifications in Library information and science. There are twenty five (25 Ph.D. holders) from staff of the College. b. Departments The following are Departments in the College: Agric, Arabic, Business Education, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, CRS, CSET – Curriculum Studies & Instruction, ECCE, Economics, Education Tech., English, Fine Art, Foundation, French, Geography, GSE – General Studies, Home Econs, Hausa, History, Integrated Science, ISS, Mathematics, PED – Primary Education, PHE, Physics, Pol. Sci., Psychology & Counselling, SOS – Social Studies and Yoruba. The departments have their offices under their respective schools. c. Directorates The Kwara State College of Education Oro has nine directorates to enhance good academic activities and provide information that guide Planning, Policy formulation, and the overall strategic college management decision makings and development. They are: Directorate of Academic Planning and Examinations, Directorate of Quality Assurance, Directorate of Consultancy Services, Directorate of Educational Support Services, Directorate of Management Information System, Directorate of Continuing Education & IJMB, Directorate of Students’ Affairs, Directorate of Undergraduate Programme, Directorate of Skill Development and Linkages. d. College Physical infrastructures and Lecture Hall / Rooms The college has over 60 buildings and offices as detailed in table 1 below: Table 1: Kwara State College of Education ETF/Tetfund Intervention and IGR Physical Infrastructure and facilities from 1999 to date S/N Year SOURCE PROJECTS CONTRACT COST 1 ETF 1999 Normal Intervention Construction of Central Admin office complex (Registry) ₦9,839,790.00 2 ETF 1999 Normal Intervention Construction of Lecture Theatre ₦1,775,600.00 3 ETF 1999 Normal Intervention Construction of Agric Education and Integrated Science Lab. ₦3,002,510.00 4 ETF 2000 Normal Intervention Construction of 4 numbers of classrooms. (LR 17-20) ₦4,910,090.00 5 ETF 2001 Normal Intervention Construction of 3 blocks of 9 offices with toilets. (SCH OF SEC. EDU.) ₦4,187,715.00 6 ETF 2001 Normal Intervention Construction of a block of offices. (SCH OF SCIENCE) ₦3,587,884.00 7 ETF 2001 Normal Intervention Construction of 3 blocks of 6 classroom. (ECCED) ₦5,556,667.60 8 ETF 2002 Normal Intervention Construction of 4 blocks of 12 numbers of offices. (SCH OF LANGUAGES) ₦4,670,600.00 9 ETF 2002 Normal Intervention Construction of a block of 6 number of classrooms ₦7,727,000.00 10 ETF 2002 Normal Intervention Construction of Typing Pool Complex ₦3,176,250.00 11 ETF 2003 Normal Intervention Construction of Administrative block ₦10,000,000.00 12 ETF 2004 Normal Intervention Extension of college library ₦6,876,984.00 13 ETF 2004 Normal Intervention Expansion of Biology Lab. (Home Economics) ₦3,400,225.00 14 ETF 2005 & 2006 Merged Normal Intervention Construction of computer centre. ₦6,000,000.00 15 ETF 2005 & 2006 Merged Normal Intervention Construction of Non Academic staff offices. (Works Building) ₦6,000,000.00 16 ETF 2005 & 2006 Merged Normal Intervention Construction of Academic staff offices phase 1 ₦16,923,638.33 17 ETF 2007 Normal Intervention Completion of 800 seat lecture theatre. ₦1,600,000.00 18 ETF 2007 Normal Intervention Construction of integrated science laboratory. ₦7,721,483.00 19 ETF 2007 Normal Intervention Construction of examination centre (MIS. ₦8,437,727.00 20 ETF 2008 Normal Intervention Construction of Physics laboratory. ₦15,501,062.00 21 ETF 2008 Normal Intervention Construction of Chemistry laboratory. ₦16,240,306.50 22 ETF 2009 Normal Intervention Construction of library complex. ₦32,960,500.50 23 ETF 2010 Normal Intervention Construction of ECCE staff office complex. ₦58,557,980.25 24 ETF 2010 Normal Intervention Construction& furnishing of 4 block of classrooms. (Model Sec. Sch.) ₦23,100,000.00 25 ETF 2013 Normal Intervention Construction and Furnishing of 400 seats lecture hall ₦64,396,000.00 26 ETF 2013 Normal Intervention Construction and Furnishing of Academic Staff Office Complex ₦92,400,000.00 27 ETF 2013 Special Intervention Construction of Micro-Media Teaching Laboratory ₦185,141,689.16 28 ETF 2013 Special Intervention Construction Of Digital Language Laboratory. ₦150,000,000.00 29 ETF 2016 Normal Intervention Construction And Furnishing Of Biology Laboratory ₦55,085,766.75 30 ETF 2016 Normal Intervention Construction And Furnishing Of A Storey Building Of 6 Lecture Hall 00 Seating Capacity Each ₦117,085,603.95 31 ETF 2016 Normal Intervention Construction And Furnishing Of 400 Seating Capacity Academic Lecture Hall ₦97,205,124.92 32 2017 TETFund Zonal Intervention Construction of 2 blocks of lavatory for male and female students ₦37,545,661.50 33 2018 TETFund Special High Impact Intervention Construction and Furnishing of Physical and Health Education (P.H.E.) Department. ₦306,875,166.72 34 2018 TETFund Special High Impact Intervention Construction and Furnishing of 250 Capacity Twin Lecture Theatre ₦230,414,129.07 35 2018 TETFund Special High Impact Intervention Construction and Furnishing of Lecture Rooms and Offices ₦311,807,585.00 36 NDIC 2018 NDIC Construction of Computer/ICT Building Laboratory ₦14,000,000.00 37 2019 TETFund Normal Intervention Construction And Furnishing Of 250 CBN Centre ₦211,649,885.00 38 2021 TETFund Normal Intervention Construction and Furnishing of Technical and Entrepreneurship Centre ₦224,574,424.08 39 IGR QUARDRANGLE Lecture room, 6 Resources rooms and Offices ₦ 15,000,000.00 40 IGR LR13-15 3 Lecture rooms ₦ 4,000,000.00 41 IGR Formal ICT Building 5 Offices and Computer Hall ₦ 2,000,000.00 42 IGR School of Education 19 Offices with 4 Toilets ₦ 5,000,000,.00 43 IGR School of Art and Social Science 19 Offices with 4 Toilets ₦ 5,000,000,.00 44 IGR Construction of a Block of Building Fine and Applied Arts Studio and 4 Offices ₦ 2,000,000.00 45 IGR SIWES Building 4 Offices with mini Hall ₦ 1,500,000.00 46 IGR College Store 3 Offices with Stores and Toilets ₦ 1,500,000.00 47 IGR Former PHE Building 4 Offices, with 1 indoor Hall and Toilets ₦ 4,000,000.00 48 IGR 2 Blocks of Public Toilet 20 nos of Toilets ₦ 49 IGR MPH Building 400 capacity ₦ 50 IGR Auditorium 1 400 Sitting Capacity ₦ 7,000,000.00 51 IGR Auditorium 2 150 Sitting capacity ₦ 11,000,000.00 52 IGR Bursary Department 9 Offices with 3 Toilets ₦ 2,000,000.00 53 IGR Audit Department 9 Offices with 2 Toilets ₦ 2,000,000.00 54 IGR ECCE / PED Building Training centre ₦ 1,500,000.00 55 IGR Construction of a Block Building 2 Resource Rooms, 2 Offices and Toilet ₦ 1,500,000.00 56 IGR Campus 1 (Male & Female Hostel) 4 Blocks of 64 Rooms ₦ 5,000,000.00 57 IGR Campus 2 (Male & Female) 3 BLOCKS of 60 Rooms ₦ 30,000,000.00 58 IGR School Clinic 9 Rooms, 3 Toilets and Store ₦ 3,000,000.00 59 IGR Cooperative Building 3 Offices and mini Hall ₦ 1,500,000.00 60 IGR Mosques 2 nos College mosque ₦ 10,000,000.00 61 IGR Church 2 nos of Churches ₦ 15,000,000.00 62 IGR Allumni Building 2 Offices, mini Hall and a Shop ₦ 8,500,000.00 63 IGR SUG Building 6 Offices ,mini Hall and Toilet ₦ 7,500,000.00 Total 2,505,435,048.65 At the moment the college is only using less than half of these facilities due to low students’ enrolment for most of its programmes. There are modern lecture rooms, lecture theatres and halls that are conducive and support learning activities. e. Expansion of the Degree Progammes The National Universities Commission has approved the Affiliation of eight degree programmes with University of Ilorin, this is in addition to the 12 degree programmes already affiliated with Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti. This is a good strength for the College if eventually converted to State University. The courses are: Guidance and Counselling, Educational Management, Business Education with Option in Accounting, marketing and secretarial, Human Kinetic, Islamic Studies, Christian Religious Studies; and Yoruba. f. Laboratories The laboratories in the college are: Chemistry laboratory; Biology laboratory; Physics laboratory; Agric laboratory; and Integrated Science laboratory. All the laboratories are of adequate and standard size all well equipped with relevant and modern equipments. g. Upgraded College library, Digital Laboratory and Econometrics Laboratory The College library has five(5) online subscribed data based i.e. Igpublishing e-books, Jgatelibrary ejournals, Elsevier science direct, research 4life and Ebschost. It also has online open access for the following sites: Eric, Doaj and Jstor. There are also two subscribed offline material on Koha, e-Granary with over 40,766 materials. These are even more than what can be found in some University Library. The wifi facility further assist in accessibilities of the online access for 24 hours during the closing hours by both staff and students. The collage has a seating capacity of 400 students. The College Digital Laboratory and Econometrics Laboratory have been fully renovated with the current applications. h. Student Population as 2022/2023 session NCE = 1,001 Regular Degree = 1,374 Sandwich = 478 The population will be a good take off if the school is eventually converted to state University. i. Land Area The Kwara State College of Education Oro has a total land Area of 198.319 Ha. The land is good for academic activities, entrepreneurial activities and agriculture given the topography of the land. College Financial Situation I need to inform the visitation panel that the College has not been receiving full subvention and financial situation in the college has been dwindling arising from low inflow in the revenue arising from students’ low enrolment particularly for the NCE programme. I also notified the members at the Council meeting held on 23rd February 2022 that there was monthly reduction of three million from College subvention in January, 2022. This continues up to July 2022, totalled N21,000,000:00. This has negatively affected the college development and made it difficult for the management to meet up with most of its internal and external operating expenses. Arising from this development, the management was only able to pay 69% of staff salary in July and August 2022. Hence, the outstanding salary payment of N11,813,648.22 and N11,932,857.00 for July and August 2022 respectively was later cleared by the management with exception of PAYE component. As at today, the management has cleared all the outstanding salary arrears with the exception of PAYE total N81,228,486.68. This was possible with the support from His Excellency, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, with the released of another bail out on 11th November, 2023 total N11,138,734.50 which the management further augmented with additional fund of one million, one hundred and thirty one thousand, two hundred and sixty six naira and sixty kobo only (N1,131,266.60) to be able to cleared the salary outstanding up to October 2023. The average monthly expenditure apart from salary ranges between N14,000,000.00 and N17,000,000.00. Part of these allowances covers management responsibilities allowances, Deans and Directors allowance, maintenance, travelling allowances, committee allowances, electricity bills, fuelling of generators, seminars, conferences support among others. However, with the approval of implementation of Consolidated Tertiary Salary Structure (CONTEDISS) and Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure (CONPCASS) by His Excellency along with consequential adjustment. The College monthly subvention from the State government has increased from N31,900,304.08 to N41,760,802.53. His Excellency has taken care of all the consequential increase and journal allowance arising from the minimum wage recently approved. Hence, I have challenged all the college staff both academic and non-academic to reciprocate the government gesture and support for the College by ensuring that there is enhanced productivity, increase service delivery and give peace to reign in the College. Peculiar Earned Academic Allowance (PEAA) and Peculiar Earned Allowance A five-man team led by former Hon. Commissioner Dr. Afeez Abolore visited Abuja last year on the payment of PEAA fact finding mission. It was resolved that the each college should pay the money from the internally generated revenue. The college has paid a total of N37,143,818.75 from Oct 2022 to Oct 2023 with average monthly payment of N3,030,722.91. Upward Review of Casual Staff stipend The casual staff stipend has been reviewed upward in line with council decision at its last meeting of 16th September, 2022 from N11,000.00 to N15,000.00for non-security casual staff while that of security casual staff increased from N12,000.00 to N17,000.00 per month with effect from 1st October, 2022. The average monthly casual stipend was increase from N787,000 to N1,136,000 as seen in tables below YEAR 2021 S/N MONTH GROSS SALARY STAFF CASUAL STIPEND TOTAL SUBVENTION AUGUMENTATION REMARK 1 JAN 44,612,441.87 678,000.00 45,290,441.87 34,900,304.00 10,390,137.87 2 FEB 44,570,100.09 625,000.00 45,195,100.09 34,900,304.00 10,294,796.09 3 MAR 44,525,069.54 636,000.00 45,161,069.54 34,900,304.00 10,260,765.54 4 APRIL 44,322,067.47 636,000.00 44,958,067.47 34,900,304.00 10,057,763.47 5 MAY 44,307,708.47 668,000.00 44,975,708.47 34,900,304.00 10,075,404.47 6 JUNE 44,422,569.95 646,000.00 45,068,569.95 34,900,304.00 10,168,265.95 7 JULY 44,884,477.47 646,000.00 45,530,477.47 34,900,304.00 10,630,173.47 8 AUG 44,891,051.77 646,000.00 45,537,051.77 34,900,304.00 10,636,747.77 9 STEP 45,081,215.43 646,000.00 45,727,215.43 34,900,304.00 10,826,911.43 10 OCT 47,046,233.44 646,000.00 47,692,233.44 34,900,304.00 12,791,929.44 11 NOV 46,748,641.61 679,000.00 47,427,641.61 34,900,304.00 12,527,337.61 12 DEC 46,653,587.66 679,000.00 47,332,587.66 34,900,304.00 12,432,283.66 TOTAL 497,452,722.90 7,831,000.00 505,283,722.90 418,803,648.00 86,480,074.90 YEAR 2022 S/N MONTH GROSS SALARY STAFF CASUAL STIPEND TOTAL SUBVENTION AUGUMENTATION REMARK 1 JAN 46,466,093.52 775,000.00 47,241,093.52 2 FEB 48,201,343.28 787,000.00 48,988,343.28 31,900,304.00 17,088,039.28 3 MAR 48,030,489.71 787,000.00 48,817,489.71 31,900,304.00 16,917,185.71 4 APRIL 48,007,731.09 775,000.00 48,782,731.09 31,900,304.00 16,882,427.09 5 MAY 48,034,480.97 775,000.00 48,809,480.97 31,900,304.00 16,909,176.97 6 JUNE 47,871,087.20 811,000.00 48,682,087.20 31,900,304.00 16,781,783.20 7 JULY 47,269,527.28 787,000.00 48,056,527.28 31,900,304.00 16,156,223.28 8 AUG 46,942,836.26 787,000.00 47,729,836.26 36,107,721.00 11,622,115.26 9 STEP 56,075,499.01 763,000.00 56,838,499.01 47,413,885.00 9,424,614.01 10 OCT 1,289,000.00 56,963,958.76 55,674,958.76 15,203,155.76 11 NOV 57,437,524.85 1,145,000.00 58,582,524.85 41,760,803.00 16,821,721.85 12 DEC 56,723,028.99 1,136,000.00 57,859,028.99 41,760,803.00 16,098,225.99 TOTAL 606,734,600.92 10,617,000.00 617,351,600.92 400,205,839.00 217,145,761.92 YEAR 2023 S/N MONTH GROSS SALARY STAFF CASUAL STIPEND TOTAL SUBVENTION AUGUMENTATION REMARK 1 JAN 58,737,930.77 1,136,000.00 59,873,930.77 41,778,273.95 18,095,656.82 2 FEB 58,395,925.82 1,136,000.00 59,531,925.82 41,778,273.95 17,753,651.87 3 MAR 57,444,580.37 1,136,000.00 58,580,580.37 41,778,273.95 16,802,306.42 4 APRIL 56,321,485.06 1,136,000.00 57,457,485.06 41,778,273.95 15,679,211.11 5 MAY 56,427,396.22 1,136,000.00 57,563,396.22 41,778,273.95 15,785,122.27 6 JUNE 55,899,035.12 1,136,000.00 57,035,035.12 41,778,273.95 15,256,761.17 7 JULY 55,898,215.83 1,136,000.00 57,034,215.83 41,778,273.95 15,255,941.88 8 AUG 55,693,672.51 1,119,000.00 56,812,672.51 41,778,273.95 15,034,398.56 9 STEP 55,344,123.33 1,119,000.00 56,463,123.33 41,778,273.98 14,684,849.35 10 OCT 57,009,328.42 1,119,000.00 58,128,328.42 41,778,273.95 16,350,054.47 TOTAL 567,171,693.45 11,309,000.00 578,480,693.45 417,782,739.53 160,697,953.92 Weaknesses College of Education remains a very important sector in Nigeria’s quest to build a great future and therefore the College Management with the State Government is requested to play a very critical role in ensuring that students get to learn in a very conducive environment. In bid to attain our transformation quest, we request the assistance of the state government towards the following weaknesses and challenges facing the College. 1. The first weakness of the college is the low enrolment of students particularly on the NCE programme. Hence the strong need for immediate conversion of Kwara State College of Education Oro to Kwara State University of Education, Science and Technology Oro to address dwindling enrolment and reduce dependency on the State Government as released in the Report of the Physical Head Count Conducted at Kwara State College of Education Oro dated 18th July 2023 sent to His Excellency and copy Ministry of Tertiary Education via memo HS/S/253/VOL.I/210. 2. The college is having challenge of non release of fund for the NUC accreditation of eight new degree affiliated programmes total N127,580,000.00. The programmes ought to be due for NUC resource verification in October 2023. The college management has written letters to His Excellency and still expecting financial intervention in order to enable the College fulfilled its financial obligation to NUC and make provision for relevant requirement for resource visit. The courses are: Guidance and Counselling, Educational Management; Business Education with Option in Accounting, marketing and secretarial; Human Kinetic; Islamic Studies; Christian Religious Studies; Yoruba and Health Education. Institutions can only grow if they mount more programmes. 3. The need for replacement of staff in critical area; A total of forty-one (41) staff has left the college service due to retirement and death from January 2021 to September 2023. The current statistics of staff in the various departments is far below the minimum standard set by National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and NUC. There is need to replace these staff for effective academic and quality service delivery in this academic session that commence in November 2023. 4. Increase in government subvention to the college because of high operational cost in running the college due to current inflation and fuel subsidy removal in the country. 5. Tax relief by the government pending the implementation of new minimum wage in order to relief the staff from the fuel subsidy removal, 6. Bail out to offset the PAYE due to Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) from August, 2022 to September 2023 amount to N75,560,767.80. 7. The college belong to the state government, however, there is no single vehicle from the State government for the principal officers, not even the Provost. This is not the situation in other sister colleges in other states. 8. Implementation of 100% Consolidated Tertiary Salary Structure (CONTEDISS) and Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure (CONPCASS) for non – academic and academic staff respectively to further cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal. 9. The college is excluded from distribution of Bus and financial palliative from the state government since withdrawal of fuel subsidy. I hereby plead for consideration of Kwara State College of Education Oro Staff in the distribution of Bus as it was extended to some institutions in the state. 10. Construction of College Perimeter fence to protect both human and physical assets of the college. 11. Rehabilitation of College access roads (1.2 km length by 10m width from gate 1 to gate 2); 12. Renovation of Dilapidated Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH), the only state-built hall in the college. 13. Inability to fund the demonstration schools. I hereby appeal to State Government to take over Kwara State College of Education Model Secondary School, Oro and Early Childhood Development Facility and Staff Primary School COED Oro. 14. Inadequate Students’ Hostel. 15. Land encroachment of the land 16. Laboratories Equipment / Facilities Support for Additional Degree Programmes, and 17. Erosion control and land scaping. The above weaknesses and challenges are serious constraints affecting the College and its marketability. This therefore calls for its transformation and rebranding to Kwara State University of Education, Science and Technology Oro. Conclusion Distinguished Visitation Panel members, it is my strong hope that at the end of your assignment, it will be a win-win situation for the College and State Government. The College community strongly hope that at the end of the exercise, your visit will mark a huge turn around for our dear college and your panel will favourably consider and recommend to His Excellency the management request of converting our college to Kwara State University of Education, Science and Technology Oro. You are once again welcome to our institution and I wish you happy stay throughout your official assignment at the nation’s centre of academic excellence where every child counts. Thank you very much Distinguished Visitation Panel. I wish you mercy of the road back to Ilorin. Long live Kwara State College of Education, Oro! Long live Ministry of Tertiary Education (MOTE)! Long live Kwara State Government! Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria!


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TEXT BY THE PROVOST, KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ORO, PROF. AREMU MUKAILA AYANDA, ON THE ITINERARY VISIT OF THE HON. COMMISSIONER, MINISTRY OF TERTIARY EDUCATION (MOTE) – DR. MRS. MARY RONKE ARINDE TO KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ORO ON 24TH OCTOBER, 2023

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TEXT BY THE PROVOST, KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ORO, PROF. AREMU MUKAILA AYANDA, ON THE ITINERARY VISIT OF THE HON. COMMISSIONER, MINISTRY OF TERTIARY EDUCATION (MOTE) – DR. MRS. MARY RONKE ARINDE TO KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ORO ON 24TH OCTOBER, 2023 Protocols, It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome the Hon Commissioner - – Dr. Mrs. Mary Ronke Arinde and her team to this campus visitation tour. This citadel of learning is indeed home away from home I must mention. All thanks to the hospitable and formidable administrative, management team, committee of Deans and Director, Heads of Departments, Union leaders, members of staff and students. On behalf of the Management of Kwara State College of Education, Oro, I congratulate you on your appointment as Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Tertiary Education, and I also congratulate Hajia Sabitiyu Kikelomo Grillo, the Permanent Secretary MOTE, we pray Almighty God to guide and guard you in the discharge of the office responsibilities bestowed on the duo. While congratulating you on this well-deserved appointment given to you by His Excellency Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, I need to reiterate His Excellency’s key interests and support for the education sector particularly colleges of education in the State. The college has been receiving regularly monthly subvention from the government since His Excellency came on board four and half years ago. Also, His Excellency has supported the Colleges (Oro and Ilorin) with sum of N70,000,000 each in January 2022 for the accreditation of 12-degree programmes and 2 new NCE programmes. All the programmes presented were accredited with twelve programmes got full accreditation status while two programmes got interim status. The management also applauds His Excellency for implementing Consolidated Tertiary Salary Structure (CONTEDISS) and Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure (CONPCASS) for non – academic and academic staff respectively in these Colleges with effect from 1st of July 2022. In March 2023, the four Colleges - College of Education, Ilorin; College of Education, Oro; College of Education (Technical), Lafiagi and College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies (CAILS) cried to His Excellency for intervention to address the financial crisis brewing in the four Colleges. The cries were responded to by way of approval for the release of thirty million naira (N30,000,000.00) to each of the college as bailout fund. This gesture is very timely and unprecedented. Upon receiving of this bail out on 8th March 2023, the management held a crucial meeting with the three Unions in the College on 9th March, 2023 and both agreed on a common position. The management judiciously utilized the bailout to offset 25% February 2023 (N7,362,999.02); 20% November 2022 (N6,840,513.70); 20% December 2022 (N6,766,484.75); Peculiar Allowance 2 December 2022 (N2,934,222.89); Peculiar Allowance November 2022 (N3,004,533.65): Peculiar Allowance October 2022 (N3,030,722.91). The aforementioned salary related debt totaled twenty-nine million, nine hundred and thirty-nine thousand, four hundred and sixty-seven naira and ninety-two kobo only (N29,939,467.92) were paid. The intervention assisted the Colleges to solve some of their financial commitments and staff welfare. The timely response has further demonstrated that the present administration is committed to development and progress as well as ensure sustainable growth of the Tertiary institutions in the State. The College Management Committee strongly shares in the dream of His Excellency in transforming the state’s educational sector, and we promise to channel all our energy towards the development of the College, students’ growth and general welfare of staff. I wish to assure the Hon. Commissioner, my administration desire to transform the College into a centre of academic excellence. My mission and vision for this noble college is to enhance the status and ranking of the College above its contemporaries as focused, efficient, effective and reliable provider of quality professional teachers in Kwara State and Nigeria in general. I have confidence that God in His Infinite mercy will provide us the strength, wisdom and resources to accomplish this lofty ambition. Your Honorable Ma, I met a pitiable situation in which the management is augmenting the government subvention from the school fees with about seventeen million naira (N17,000,000.00) on a monthly basis. This practice has brought untold hardship in the operations and management of the college, as it is negatively affecting the welfare of both staff and students and development in the college. This is because large sums of the fund that ought to have been used for staff welfare and development of the college has been channelled toward augmentation of staff monthly salary. Hence, since I came on board about twenty-eight months ago (two years and four months) I have not employed any personnel in to the college with the exception of my Personal Assistant and my official driver despite that people are retiring from the service and there is need to replace them. Statistically, a total of forty-one (41) staff has left the college service due to retirement and death from January 2021 to September 2023. By the end of December 2023, a total of forty-two (42) staff would have left the college service. The current statistics of staff in the various departments particularly academic staff is far below the minimum standard set by National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE). The academic / quality service delivery and standard of education is threatened if the College fail to inject more staff into the College in the next academic session that will commence in October this year. For instance, there are only two staff in Arabic Department, and only two staff in Yoruba Department while there is only one in the entire College Clinic, there is only three staff in History Department, there is only three staff in the Christian Religious studies Department, non in Hausa Department, among others. The College management has not replaced all the retired / death non-teaching staff in the last two and half years, this also led to shortages in some service Units (such as Registry, Bursary, etc) of the college. The entire college is been manned by just only fourteen (14) permanent security staff, to protect 345 staff (153 Teaching and 192 Non-Teaching), about 950 NCE students and students in affiliated programes including those that stayed in the hostel and sixty five (65) buildings that 3 spread on 198.319 Ha of College land. I therefore appealed to His Excellency through the Ministry to increase the College subvention in order to lessen the financial burden by the College. The Kwara State College of Education Model Secondary School, Oro faced the reaccreditation of its 19 subjects on 22nd March 2023 and got full accreditation status in all the 19 subjects presented to the regulatory body. However, there are series of letters from the management through the Ministry requesting for taking over of the schools by the government through SUBEB. The management also wrote to the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development on the issue and no positive response till this period. The management of Early Childhood Development Facility and Staff Primary School is owing her staff 10 months’ salary total N4,069,528.13 (covid - 19 is 5 months, Dec, 2022, June – Sept. 2023) while the management of Kwara State College of Education Model Secondary School, Oro is owing her staff 4 months’ salary total N3,325,774.08. I hereby use this avenue to appeal to the state Government for Taking Over of Kwara State College of Education Model Secondary School, Oro and Early Childhood Development Facility and Staff Primary School as it was done for some colleges. Achievements to date Glory to Almighty God, within the past twenty-eight months, the management of Kwara State College of Education, Oro we have collectively been able to achieve the following achievements: 1. Regular payment of salary and other claims: Our college has been paying the salary of workers and other financial entitlement as at when due. However, the inflation in the economy and subsidy removal is now a big challenge in meeting full payment of salary. 2. Conclusion of 2020, 2021 and 2022 promotion exercise and all the beneficiaries are enjoying the financial benefits. 3. Comprehensive analysis for production of sachet water 4. Ongoing construction of Water Factory 5. Carrying out minor repairs in the College within the available resources 6. Advertisement, interviewing and appointment of new College Librarian 12th Aug., 2021 7. Creation of official emails to all principals’ officers and direction of same to all staff. This is to encourage all staff to use their official mails for communication and in their research activities in order to market the college. 8. Conversion of casual staff to permanent staff 9. Approval of NCE 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 results. 10. Successful conclusion of 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 regular degree examinations 11. Inauguration of Internal / Mock NUC Accreditation Committee 12. Set up Internal Staff Audit 13. Modern Digital Laboratory that housed 50 computer system with modern furniture Jan 2022. 14. Upgrading of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Integrated Science laboratories to meet Degree programmes standard with modern equipment such as Fume Cupboard, Burner, etc. 15. Renovation and tilling of Econometrics Resource Room with the current applications. 16. Renovation and tilling of Home Economics Laboratory 17. Repainting of Management Information System Building 18. Renovation and tilling of Social Studies Resource Room 4 19. Renovation and tilling of two Agricultural Laboratories and set up poultry. 20. Full tiling of Boys Hostel Campus 2 21. Full tiling of Bursary Unit 22. Tiling of Works Unit 23. Painting of Registry Buildings 24. Full renovation of Hostel III to Home Economics Practical Apartment (Practicum Lab) 25. Full renovation of Fine and Applied Arts Department with modern equipment. 26. Full renovation of Home Economics Department with latest cooking equipment and machines. 27. Complete tilling of the office of Deans, School officers and Secretary in the five schools 28. Conclusion of internal staff audit 18th and 19th August, 2021 29. Continuation of College – Anchored SUBEB teacher capacity building for primary school teachers held 9th– 13th August, 2021 30. Conduction of security seminar 30th August, 2021 31. Commencement of Online payment and registration from September 2021 32. Conduction of Health Week for Staff, Students and Community 6 – 10 sept 2021 and 2022 33. Regular clearing of tick Bush within the campus and around the Gate 2 area. 34. Disbursement of cheques of N100,000 each to the 2 bereaved students as provided by our insurance partner: Abaniwo Victoria Nima (18/0192) Course: Pol/Soc & Adeniyi Juliana Ayodele (18/0299) Course: Primary Education. 35. Completion of CBT Centre – Supported by tetfund 2019 Annual Intervention. 36. Signing up the staff with Kwara State Health Insurance Scheme (Kwara Care). 37. Ongoing landscaping of Administrative Block and Registry Block 38. NCCE Full Accreditation Status of 2 new programmes -i.e. Home Economics and Fine & Applied Arts - 27th – 31st March 2022. The management has resolved that all catering service and painting related work in the College that can be handled by two departments will be given to them. 39. Organising First One Day In-House Training for the Academic Staff on: i. The Professional Preparation of Teachers: Role of Teacher Education; & ii. Rudiments of Research, Funding and Publication 30th September 2021. 40. NUC accreditation of 12-degree programmes affiliated to EKSU January 2022 41. Resuscitating Inaugural Lecture Series after 16 years of recess- 14th February, 2023 by Dr. Timothy Afolami Adebayo and 25th July, 2023 by Dr. Michael Olusegun Ayanda (The first one was held by now Prof Adefila in July 2007, during the tenue of Dr. O. W. Arinde. 42. Sponsoring NANS Education National Summit – 16th February 2022 43. Training of Non - Academic staff on Enhancing Job Performance – 8 th March 2022. 44. Appointment of second Deputy Provost - March 2022 45. Erection of 81 Solar Street lights around the campus, supported by tetfund–18/03/2022 46. NCCE Accreditation of Home Economics and Fine & Applied Arts 27 – 31/03/2022. 47. Introduction of end of tenure severance allowance/package for Principal Officers approved by the Governing Council. 48. Commencement of certificate in computer studies in the College - 1 st March 2022. 5 49. Domesticating / Internal printing of students and staff ID card in the College 50. Conduction of Annual Conference 2021, 2022 & 2023. 51. Release letter of conversion to those staff that applied for it. 52. Released letter of 2020 promotion to the concerned staff. 53. Conduction of 2021, Deanship election. 7th October,2021. 57 Insuring of College Buildings, vehicles and other Physical assets 59. Training of all staff on modern and latest methods of teaching, mentoring, course delivery approach and research fundings. 60. Collection of 2018/2019- 766 Certificates from NCCE Abuja last Thursday 23/09/2021 (including previous year omitted certificates) 61. Kwara State College of Education Model Secondary School, Oro took third out of 144 secondary school that participated in the just concluded KWIRS 2022 Tax Club Quiz Competition that took place on 3rd November 2022 at Kwara State Banquet Hall, Ilorin with a cheque award of N1,000,000.00. 62. Successful 2021 and 2022 promotion exams for administrative staff 63. Completion of Sports Centre and commencement of usage supported by tetfund High Impact 2023 64. Remodelling of Language laboratory to NUC standard 65. Renovation of Administrative Building through tetfund merged maintenance intervention 2023. 66. Completion of tetfund Entrepreneurial Building. 67. Installation of 250 computer system at CBT Centre - tetfund 2019 normal intervention. 68. Regular Degree students Affiliated to EKSU was mobilized for NYSC by 30th November, 2022. 69. NCCE Full Accreditation Status of 2 new programmes -i.e. Home Economics and Fine & Applied Arts - 27th – 31st March 2022. The management has resolved that all catering service and painting related work in the College that can be handled by two departments will be given to them. 70. Five Subscribed Data base for the College Library. The College library has five (5) online subscribed data based i.e. Ig-publishing e-books, Jgatelibrary e-journals, Elsevier science direct, research 4life and Ebschost. 71.Development of online registration and results for regular and sandwich degree programme in 2023. 72. Erection of dual sit-outs at the Twin Hall financed by Prof. Wale Sulaiman 73. Partial erection of perimeter fencing, supported by Hon. Jejeloye Afolayan 74. Maintaining cordial relationship with unions within the College 75. Commencement of Computer Training Program for all staff anchored by the Directorate of Management Information System (DMIS) 76. Approval of conferences for 93 academic and non-academic staff supported by tetfund 16/10/2023. 77. Successful conduction of 2022 TRCN Examinations 78. Successful registration of 2022 Degree students on the NYSC portal 6 79. Advertisement, interview and appointment of new College Registrar 24th March, 2023 80. Organizing of training session on “The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Conducting Adance Teaching Research and Services” for Academic staff in the college – 24th August, 2023 81. Organizing of 3 days E-learning training session for Academic staff in the college – 10th – 12th October, 2023. 82. Distribution of palliatives of 100 bags of 10kg rice received from the state government to the most vulnerable in the College. College of Education remains a very important sector in Nigeria’s quest to build a great future and therefore the College Management with the State Government is requested to play a very critical role in ensuring that students get to learn in a very conducive environment. In bid to attain our transformation quest, we request the assistance of the state government towards the following challenges facing the College. 1. Release of Fund for the NUC accreditation of eight new degree affiliated programmes total N127,580,000.00. The programmes ought to be due for NUC resource verification in Oct 2023 but the college has not fulfilled requirements by NUC. The courses are: Guidance and Counselling, Educational Management; Business Education with Option in Accounting, marketing and secretarial; Human Kinetic; Islamic Studies; Christian Religious Studies; Yoruba and Health Education. 2. Bail out for the payment of outstanding 30% staff salary totalled N7,257,735.32 (20% in August 2023 = N4,848,033.54 and 10% Sept 2023 = N2,409,701.78). 3. Increase in government subvention to the college because of high operational cost in running the college due to current inflation and fuel subsidy removal in the country. 4. Tax relief by the government pending the implementation of new minimum wage in order to relief the staff from the fuel subsidy removal, 5. Implementation of 100% Consolidated Tertiary Salary Structure (CONTEDISS) and Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure (CONPCASS) for non – academic and academic staff respectively to further cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal. 6. The college has not enjoyed distribution of Bus and financial palliative from the state government since withdrawal of fuel subsidy. I hereby plead for consideration of College of Education Oro Staff in the distribution. 7. Construction of College Perimeter fence to protect both human and physical assets of the college. 8. Rehabilitation of College access roads (1.2km length by 10m width from gate 1 to gate 2); 9. Renovation of Dilapidated Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH), the only state-built hall in the college. 10. Conversion of Kwara State College of Education Oro to State University of Education to address dwindling enrolment and reduce dependency on the State Government as released in the Report of the Physical Head Count Conducted at Kwara State College of Education Oro dated 18th July 2023 sent to His Excellency and copy MOTE via memo HS/S/253/VOL.I/210. 7 11. Non remittance to Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) from August, 2022 to September 2023 is N75,560,767.80. 12. Request for Government Taking Over of Kwara State College of Education Model Secondary School, Oro and Early Childhood Development Facility and Staff Primary School 13. The need for replacement of staff in critical area. 14. Inadequate Students’ Hostel. 15. Land Encroachment 16. Laboratories Equipment / Facilities Support for Additional Degree Programmes, and 17. Erosion control and land scaping The above challenges are serious constraints affecting the College and its marketability. Honourable Commissioner Ma, items 6 and 7 were captured in the year 2023 Tertiary Education Budget. It is no gain saying that couple of state officials have been visiting our college with high hope for positive actions to cater for the lingering challenges highlighted above to no effect. Considering your affinity with this noble and oldest teachers’ citadel of learning in the state, we are of high hope that your visit will mark a huge turn around for our dear college. I hereby plead with the ministry to assist the College for follow up and implementation. Thank you very much Distinguished Honourable Commissioner and the entourage. I wish you journey mercy to Ilorin. Long live Kwara State College of Education, Oro! Long live Ministry of Tertiary Education (MOTE)! Long live Kwara State Government! Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria!


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REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR NCE 1 STUDENTS

02-10-2022

Kwara State College of Education Oro (Office of The Registrar) REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR NCE 1 STUDENTS It has come to the notice of the College Management that some NCE 1 students are yet to complete their registration for the 2021/2022 session. Consequently, all affected students are enjoined to do so on or before 9th October, 2022. Note that any student who fail to register within the stipulated period would be deemed to have forfeited his//her admission for the 2021/2022 academic session and would be required to reapply and be considered for the 2022/2023 session. Same consequence is applicable to NCE II and III students. Please, comply in your own interest. Dr. Amuda-Kannike Abdulkareem (Publicity, Information & Protocol Unit) For: Registrar


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WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE PROVOST, PROF. MUKAILA AYANDA AREMU AT THE EDUCATION SUMMIT OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA STUDENTS (NANS) HOSTED BY KWCOED ORO ON WEDNESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY, 2022

24-02-2022

Protocols. It is with much pleasure and high sense of responsibility that l welcome you all to Kwara State College of Education, Oro. We are very delighted to host the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) education summit particularly when moral decadence has ravaged our entire society most especially our campuses. We thank NANS whose members have put together an engaging educational summit. I am extremely satisfied to see such a variety of distinguished guests in this theatre from all different sectors and backgrounds. Let us recognise the fact that we shared common interest in promoting quality education and are concerned about the increase moral decadence in our society. Let me foremost extend our sincere appreciation to the Executive Governor of Kwara State, His Excellency Mallam Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq, for his unflinching support to the college. His Excellency has been considerate to the college and this can be deduced from his immeasurable support to the college. Worthy of note, is the giant financial support received from the His Excellency towards Accreditation of 12 Regular Degree Courses by National Universities Commission (NUC) Abuja. We are indeed grateful to His Excellency for paying more attention to education and investing heavily in the future, development and growth of Kwara State. We pledged to deliver the world-class teacher training, transform the College into a centre of academic excellence and enhance the status and ranking of the college above its contemporaries. I am also proud to welcome the Hon. Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Barr. Ibrahim Senior Suleiman and the Commissioner for Education & Human Capital Development, Hajia Sa’adatu Moddibo-Kawu to our college. I felt honoured to host this two distinguished Commissioners in the state. l also welcome Hon. Omotayo Felix Awodiji and Hon. Gbanga Yusuf, members Kwara State House of Assembly and second keynote speaker Prof. Wale Sulaiman, fouder RNZ Foundation into our college. Our distinguished guests, your presence here today is crucial because education is now a topical issue as expected; on top of the political agenda of our dynamic Governor. And I count on your support to make sure it stays there! As education is the bedrock of development. The theme of this summit is ‘‘Imperative need of Reviewing Educational Curriculum in order to Address Moral Decadence in Nigeria Society’’, could not be timelier, after years of crisis in our campuses, NANS has decided to tackle one of the major societal challenges ravaging our campuses – Moral Decadence! We are now looking at a new world where we are set to address our problem. Dear Nigerian Students We have much to be proud of in Nigeria, but we have a lot of task ahead to improve our moral values. But, despite our challenges and deficiencies, we can be morally uplifted as a nation if we take the bull by the horns. I think the issue before us today is not accountability but rather responsibility. We need to become emboldened as agents of education to take responsibility for the decadence and consider reviewing our educational curriculum to address this menace. For this fundamental reason, I am pleased to host this summit. We all have today the opportunity, as agents of national development, to discuss the decadence of moral values in our society vis-à-vis our campuses, you have the power to consider the need to review our educational curriculum to address the moral needs of our society. But most importantly, as the mouth piece for over 40.1 million Nigerians students, strive to be the agent that will accept and respect our moral values in all ramifications. I am not sure to what extent Dr. Yesbit must have left his busy schedules to attend this summit, but l wish to sincerely on behalf of the students appreciate your attendance and also, anticipatory lecture of the day. Dr. Yesbit’s lecture, I am sure will no doubt provide the catalyst for us to reflect not only on our campuses context, but also in the broader societal factors that contribute to the menace. Ladies and Gentlemen Sometimes last year, the House of Representatives urged the Federal Government to introduce moral instructions to school curriculum and to develop an effective orientation for the school system in Nigeria. l equally agreed with the law makers, and state here that, this action should be encompassing. It should involves every one of us. Therefore, government officials and politicians are not exempted. However, if education is the bedrock of modernisation, then l agreed that the school system should be used to inculcate moral values and sound attitudinal principles in our learners who will take over the society in future Practical courses to test morals and behaviours should be introduced. For instance, students can be engaged to support traffic wardens on the roads to test their moral values against the hostile environment of drivers, environment officers against the market women, and the rest. Hence, today’s summit is the start of the process, the commencement of a journey that hopefully can lead us towards the promise land. Our Vision Since l came on board, we have significantly increased and improved the productivity of the College. While we brought the world to the College, We have also taken the College to the world. We are committed and focused on highest quality teacher training academic programme guaranteed to produce exceptional teachers for the state and Nigeria basic education through well designed and appropriately resourced pre-service and in-service programmes. We fortified our students to develop into responsible, successful, reliable, competent and confident adults. We also develop excellence in every aspect of our students’ lives: academically, mentally, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. That is why, here, it is far better with knowledge. A couple of weeks ago, Kwara State College of Education Oro in line with the current trend, successfully hosted accreditation team from National Universities Commission (NUC) Abuja for the accreditation of our 12 Regular Degree programmes. We have also commenced since last year, training and retraining of Academic Staff, and this month, arrangements has concluded to train over 220 senior staff academic and non-teaching staff of the college. This is to improve our service delivery to our students, with focus on:  Teaching development  Academic leadership  Scholarship  Effective service delivery  E-registry, and  Commitment and dedication In conclusion, let me thank and congratulate the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) for deciding to take the bull by the horn and for choosing Kwara State College of Education Oro as the venue for the summit. I sincerely welcome you to the most beautiful and peaceful college of education in Nigeria, WHERE WE LEARN TO TEACH OTHERS. I hope we all have a productive education summit. Thank you for your rapt attention.


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The College Management at its meeting held on 23rd November 2021 approved the following Directors, Assistant Directors and Heads of Department/Units appointments for 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 academic sessions. The appointment takes immediate effect.

01-12-2021

POST NAME DIRECTORATE OF ACADEMIC PLANNING AND EXAMINATIONS DIRECTOR DR PETERS ABIODUN AFOLABI DEPUTY DIRECTOR MR SULEIMAN ALABI ABDULKADIR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MR MAYOWA OMONIYI TOYE DIRECTORATE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE DIRECTOR MR BABATUNDE MUSIBAU KAREEM DEPUTY DIRECTOR MR GANIYU OMOTAYO SALAMI DEPUTY DIRECTOR MR SIMEON OLAREWAJU AFOLAYAN DIRECTORATE OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES DIRECTOR MRS BUBA AISHAT ADAM DEPUTY DIRECTOR MR ABDULHAMID TOLA OLUFADI ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MR HAMMED ABOLAJI BAKARE DIRECTORATE OF EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES DIRECTOR MR SULEIMAN OLADIMEJI ADEBAYO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (T/P) MR TAJUDEEN OMOLUABI LAWAL ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (SIWES) MR JOEL ABIODUN OLAYEMI DEPUTY DIRECTOR (Acculturation) MR FATAI ABDULRAHEEM DIRECTORATE OF MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM DIRECTOR DR TAJUDEEN NIYI MADANDOLA ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MR SHERIF NIYI SAKARIYAU DIRECTORATE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION & IJMB DIRECTOR DR (MRS) NIKE ABIODUN ABDULSALAM DEPUTY DIRECTOR MRS BASHIRAT OLANIKE SUBAIR DEPUTY DIRECTOR MR MURAINAH TUNJI IBRAHIM DIRECTORATE OF STUDENTS’ AFFAIRS DIRECTOR DR JOSHUA BIO SABI DEPUTY DIRECTOR MR ALLY HAMMED BELLO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MR ALANAMU RAHEEM ISSA DIRECTORATE OF UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR MR GANIYU OLAYIWOLA IBRAHIM DEPUTY DIRECTOR (Sandwich) DR KADRI ALABELAPO AKOGUN DEPUTY DIRECTOR (Sandwich) MR AHMED HAMMED ABDULLAHI ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (Regular) MR ABDULKADIR OKANLA DARE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (Regular) MRS C. ABIOYE. AJIBOYE-OLALEYE HEADS OF DEPARTMENT/UNIT DEPARTMENT NAME FOPUNDATION DR MRS LAWAL RISIKAT T. CSET MR ALANAMU LANRE MUSTAPHA PSYCHOLOGY MR ADEOYE KUNLE JOSEPH GSE MRS FASHIKU COMFORT BUNMI. CRS MRS OLAREWAJU EUNICE F. ECONOMICS DR BELLO FATAI OKANLA GEOGRAPHY MR ISAH ALHAJI IBRAHIM HISTORY MR OLAYIOYE JOHN NIYI ISS MR SAAD JAMIU ABDULAZZEEZ POL. SCI. MR SOS MR ABDULKADIR OMOTOSHO ISHOLA ECCE MRS ABDULQADIR OYEBISI F. PED MR ADEOTI AKINWALE ADEREMI ARABIC MR ABBASS NURAIN S. ENGLISH MRS ADEWUYI ALFRED ADEYEMI FRENCH MR SIDI-BABIO ADAMU OUMAR HAUSA MR ABUBAKAR MUSA YORUBA MR SANNI HAMMED A. BIOLOGY DR ADEOYE GABRIEL A. CHEMISTRY DR JOHN .A. AJANAKU COMPUTER SCIENCE MR SALAWU OMOTAYO INTEGRATED SCIENCE MR AMUDA KANNIKE AHMED MATHEMATICS MR LAWAL ABDULAZEEZ A. PHE MR ZUBAIR TAJUDEEN T. PHYSICS MR SALAUDEEN MUHYDEEN D. AGE MR JOLAYEMI JOHN OLALERE BED MR OBA R. BOLANTA H/ECONS MRS AKANBI TEMITAYO L. FINE ART MR ALABERE HANAFI T. EDU TECH. COORDINATOR MR OLOYIN ABDULGANIYU PRINCIPAL MODEL SEC, SCHOOL DR JIMOH ABDULKAREEM USMAN H/M COED STAFF SCHOOL MRS OMOLE OLUWABUNMI CHAIRMAN COLLEGE JOURNAL COLLEGE LIBRARIAN


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MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE FROM KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ORO.

05-07-2021

The Governing Council, College Management,Staff and students of Kwara State College of Education, Oro hereby commiserate with the family of Our Royal Father, Late Oba AGBOLA (The Oludofian Of ldofian) and the entire sons and daughters of IDOFIAN over the demise of our highly revered Monarch, Oba AGBOOLA who passed on to eternity on Friday 18th June, 2021. The late monarch demise was a great and painful loss to the entire Igbomina land and kwara State at large. The late monarch who until his death was the oldest traditional ruler in the state, made a great impact towards the development of ldifian and lgbomina land. May Almighy Allah grant him Jannat firdaus and give the entire ldofian community the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss (Amen). Signed Mr lsiaka S. Oba-Agaka The Registrar


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The College Management felicitate with HRM Oba Ismail Bolaji Yahaya Muhammed Atoloye Alebiosu.

05-07-2021

he Governing Council, College Management, Staff and Student of KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ORO felicitate with KWARA STATE GOVERNMENT and sons and daughters of AJASE-IPO on the recent appointment and presentation of staff of office to Olupo of Ajase-Ipo in Irepodun local government area of Kwara State, HRM Oba Ismail Bolaji Yahaya Muhammed Atoloye Alebiosu. While congratulating His Royal Majesty on this well deserved appointment, we are convinced that your leadership will inspire the community to achieve greater height. We also pray for peace, growth and stability of the community, Kwara State and Nigeria as a whole. Once again, congratulations. Mr Isiaka S. Oba-AGAKA Registrar/Secretary to the Council