Abiodun renames TASCE as Sikiru Adetona College of Education, Science and Technology
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has formally renamed Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu-Ajose, as Sikiru Adetona College of Education, Science and Technology (SACOETEC), with a pledge that the institution would remain a college of education with the mandate to groom middle-level teachers for the educational system of the country.
Abiodun, who disclosed this during the formal unveiling of SACOETEC, said that his administration would make the institution envy of others in the country.
The governor said that despite the change in the name, the institution would continue to run its degree programmes, as well as accommodate science and technology courses.
He declared that his administration would support the college in the area of infrastructure, saying that the ongoing reconstruction of Ala Road, passing through Omu-Ijebu, would soon be commissioned.
The governor, who said that Ijebuland had prospered under the Awujale, also commended the monarch for single-handedly establishing a world-class International Institute of Governance at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye.
He lauded the monarch for not only creating room for development in the land but also facilitating developmental programmes through his friends and associates in the state.
Speaker, of Ogun State House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, who noted that there was no dissenting voice when the bill to change the name of the institution was brought to the House, said that the contribution of the monarch to the growth of education in the state is highly commendable.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, Adeyemi Adefulu, said that the emergence of Sikiru Adetona College of Education, Science and Technology was part of the massive and fundamental re-organisation of the college.
Adefulu, while noting that the governing council has been instrumental in achieving stability in the college, said that the council had zero tolerance for indiscipline and lawlessness.
He, however, commended the governor for his immeasurable support for the institution, saying that “the saving of TASCE now (SACOETEC) from perdition is sufficient proof of the governor’s commitment to educational development and adroit management.”
The Awujale and Paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, while commending the governor for his leadership style, said that his various performances speak volumes of a man who is well accepted by the people.
The monarch said that the forthcoming election is a done deal for the governor.