Salako-Oyedele assures WITED, RECTEM’s Chapter of government’s support
Women in Technical Education and Development (WITED), Redeemers College of Technology and Management (RECTEM)’s Chapter received a pat on the back when the association, led by the Rector, RECTEM, Dr. Stella Mofunanya, paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor, Ogun State, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele in her office in Abeokuta.
Mofunanya, introducing RECTEM to the deputy governor, said the institution which has been in existence for four years has emerged to become a major force among the twenty-three higher institutions in Ogun State, made up of colleges of education and polytechnics.
She added that though the institution appears to be the youngest, it has an enviable entrepreneurship centre with agriculture, catering, and fashion under the department.
“We want you to adopt us as your children and your daughters and remember to invite us for your programmes.
“We are proud of you and what you are and having gone through your programmes, we realised that you are a woman of honour, integrity and a hardworking woman. I want to assure you that we are hardworking too in RECTEM, following your footsteps.
“We are going to invite you for our second convocation ceremony,” Mofunanya said.
The Coordinator, WITED, RECTEM Chapter, Mrs. Yetunde Alonge, said the aim of the association was to encourage gender education, child education as well as technical education among women, adding that the association would always be ready to respond to the call of the deputy governor anytime it is called upon.
The deputy governor commended the association on its lofty ideas, aims and goals and assured it of her backing.
She remarked that had it been she had foreknowledge of the association, she would have brought in people in technical fields to interact with the members.
“I am particularly encouraged by the fact that you are not handicapped by the common syndrome “this is the way to do it” but have brought in innovations and engaged in technology to provide the current needs and meet the demands in our society.
“Wellness you mentioned is barely a new concept and I am sure that a 60 or 70 years old institution will find it difficult to adapt to this quickly.
“I still need more information on the curriculum of the institution so that we can work together, while I assure you of my support at all times especially for having many women in your faculty and I will always look out for them,” she said.
Salako-Oyedele said she would be looking forward to the invite for the second convocation ceremony of RECTEM which she would attend.