Adeyemi Varsity Alumni kick off 60th Founders’ Day celebration, to honour distinguished members

…..Tinubu’s action indicates Our University no longer a Day Dream —DVC.

Activities lined up for the 60th Founders’ Day celebration and Conferment of Award of Excellence on Distinguished Alumni of the Adeyemi Federal University of Education, Ondo, have commenced .

This is just as Dr. Samuel Akintunde, the Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor of the university urged the federal and state governments to intensify efforts towards upgrading teaching resources across tertiary institutions in the country to further improve the standard of the education in Nigeria.

At a press conference held at the institution on Monday 20th May, 2024,
Akintunde, however, dismissed as untrue, the belief that standard of education in Nigeria is falling.

According to the DVC, if truly the standard of education in Nigeria is going down, other country like, UK would not be looking for Nigerians to come and teach in their country.

Dr. Festus Oyebade, the National President, Adeyemi Alumni Association, also said there will be commissioning of a few buildings and naming of some university roads on Tuesday 21st May, 2024.

Oyebade said; “on Wednesday, which is the University Anniversary Day, there will be the University Anniversary Lecture to be delivered by Prof Tunde Babawale. To this end the whole of the day is hereby declared as Lecture Free for the Students. All staff both Academic and Non-teaching are requested to be seated by 9.45 am.

“On Friday 24th May, there will be Alumni Anniversary Lecture which will start by 8.00 am to be delivered by Dr. Chris Emeruwa, a one time Students Union President. To this end, that day is also declare as Lecture Free Day from 8.00am to 2.00pm.

“There will be Jumat Service on Friday, while the Diamond anniversary lecture to be delivered by the Ondo state Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa and other programmes would be coming up on Saturday and Sunday respectively. All staff are encouraged to fully participate in all the activities as 60th Anniversary will only come up once in a lifetime.”

Also Speaking on the activities lined-up for the 60th Founders’ Day celebration, the DVC, said; “It gladden my heart to inform the general public that the benevolence of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, that is, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in revalidating the upgrade of the former College of Education to University of Education and directing immediate implementation of the of the conversion led to series of events that culminate to the approval of 25 degree programmes by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the take-off of academic activities in the nascent University with effect from 2023/2024 admissions.

“We like to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of certain great personalities towards the realisation of this dream.

“Let me use this opportunity to congratulate Osemawe-in-Council and by extension the people of Ondo Kingdom for the result of their perseverance as working assiduously for 60 decades to eventually achieve their noble craving and target.

“I congratulate the entire staff and students of Adeyemi Federal University of Education, Ondo. It’s no longer a daydream or a white goose chase. Your dream of having Adeyemi Federal University of Education has come to stay.

“I must thank the Unions COEASU, SSUCOEN, NASU and NACEATON. They fought the way they know best until victory was bestowed on the struggle by divine grace.

“Unparalleled gratitude goes to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu whom God used to cause great rejoicing for all of us connected to this institution by that decision to enforce the lawful upgrading to University. We are eternally grateful to our beloved and dear President,” Akintunde said.

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