Opposition Lawmakers Commend Makinde Over Upgrade of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education to University

Encomiums have continued to pour in for the Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde for approving the upgrade of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education to a degree awarding university.

The latest commendation came from some All Progressives Congress, APC lawmakers in the Oyo State House of Assembly during the 2nd reading of Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, Oyo Bill, 2022 on Tuesday at the plenary.

The lawmakers are the minority leader, Hon Asimiriyu Alarape, Hon Isiaka Kazeem Tunde (Oyo East/Oyo West) and Hon. Seyi Adisa (Afijio).

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While commending Governor ‘Seyi Makinde for approving the upgrade, the minority leader said this could not have come at a more appropriate time than now when the NCE certificate is almost becoming unemployable.

He said: “We have had two employment and recruitment exercises in Oyo State and there were adverts, but no where in those adverts were NCE demanded for. That means many employers of labour are now demanding degree holders in education”.

He stressed that the upgrade will further help to increase the internally generated revenue of the institution as more students pursuing degree programmes will now be admitted.

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In his commendation, the party whip, Hon. Isiaka Kazeem Tunde noted that the people of the region could not appreciate Governor ‘Seyi Makinde enough for the upgrade adding that the upgrade of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education to a University of Education, will further enhance the socioeconomic condition of the ancient town.

“The people of Oyo town are happy for this development and are grateful to His Excellency for the upgrade. This shows that the state now has two full fledged universities during the regime of Governor Makinde.”, Hon. Isiaka said.

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On the other hand, Hon. Seyi Adisa from Afijio submitted that the approval of a University of Education for the entire Oyo region was something to be proud of.

“Education remains the bedrock of development and having a University close to the people will encourage them to seek for knowledge which will translate to more socioeconomic development”, he stated.


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