The alumni association of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Oto/Ijanikin, has urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to fulfil his promise to upgrade their alma mater to a university.
In a letter to the Governor signed by Akintolure Oluwashina and Ismail Yusuf, the National President and the National Secretary, the association claimed that the institution, “being the first state-owned tertiary institution, with world-class facilities and adequate human resources among the academic staff and an appreciable number of PhD holders … should be upgraded to a University of Education to enable optimal utilisation of human power in the system and give room for training of teachers at all level”.
During the second anniversary of the Sanwo-Olu administration celebrated May 29, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, said the process for the upgrade had been approved by the governor and the State Executive Council, and would soon be announced by the governor.
National Public Relations Officer of the alumni association, Opeyemi Eniola, however, noted that the past governments “had made the same promises but failed to fulfill it”.
Part of the letter reads: “The upgrade is long overdue, the products of AOCOED are one of the best you can find anywhere in the country and our members winning big at the recent editions of the Lagos State Teachers Merit award speaks volume.
“This implies that the school should, without further delay be upgraded to its befitting status of the University of Education.”