Lagos Govt plans to upgrade AOCOED to university
AOCOED lecturer says there is a need to convert the 60-yr-old school to a university because Nigerian students are no longer interested in College of Education.
According to Blueprint, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is said to be considering a plan to upgrade the 60-yr-old college to a University of education.
Speaking with newsmen on Friday, March 23, 2018, AOCOED staff union said they have been agitating for the upgrade of the school since 1999.
The union leaders, Michael Avosetinyen and Wunmu Ombugadu during the press briefing commended Governor Ambode for taking the initiative, saying the proposed upgrade of AOCOED to university was long overdue.
Avosetinyen, who is the Chairman of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) said when the management conveyed Ambode’s plan to convert AOCOED into university status, staff and students received it with enthusiasm and jubilation.
“We have been able to convince the governor that the University of Education is not only the trend, it is also cultural as our society is no longer interested in college of education as reflected in the previous admission statistics of students who deliberately chose AOCOED as their first choice. The highest statistics in the recent past is 24''.
AOCOED has the facilities to meet up with university standard
Avosetinyen maintained that AOCOED has the personnel and facilities to meet up with the new status and added that different accreditation teams of the National Universities Commission (NUC) have accredited the college degree programme, affiliated with Ekiti State University.
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, popularly known as AOCOED is a teacher training school in Lagos.
Established in 1958, the College was founded as a Grade III teacher training college. It is situated at Otto/Ijanikin along Lagos/Badagry expressway.
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