KWCOE Graduates 1,329 Students During 18th Convocation Ceremony

Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin [KWCOE] 18th Combined Convocation Ceremonies Press Briefing: 1,329 Graduands will be Convoking this Year.

The Provost of the Kwara State College of Education, DR. Abulraheem Yusuf during the press brifing of the college on the upcoming 18th combined convocation ceremony has disclosed that 1,329 graduands will be convoking this year.

In his speech he disclosed that the College has witnessed giant developmental strides in its human, academic, infrastructural, environmental and general dimensions. In this sense, we have impacted actively, with empirical indicators, on achieving
1) quality instruction
2) positive attitude to work,
3) improved work ethics
4) quality education,
5) entrepreneurship,
6) clean water and sanitation,
7) transparency,
8 ) decent hostel accommodation for students,
9) information technology infrastructure,
10) students’ rights and above all,
11) discovery of the genius in the students

From three Schools that we had in 2018, the College has restructured the frontiers of learning and scholarship with the six Schools we have today. The regulatory National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) fully accredited almost all our academic programmes, and in affiliation with Ekiti State University, the College has started full- time degree programmes in Education English, Social Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Early Childhood and French.

Though the records are there, let me briefly state that the College has embarked on projects in the last five months. During this Convocation Ceremonies, we are commissioning the Water Project and the revived Biological Garden.

The College image has improved. This is evident in the number of students admitted from1800 2017/18 academic session to 2300 in the 2018/19 session. Moreover, with the current trend, it is my firm belief that the Kwara State College of Education Ilorin will become the most sought for in the nearest years to come because of the growing confidence in the Management and the repositioning of the College. Just last week, first in the history of the School, our College emerged third in the just concluded NACEGA Games held in Obudu, Cross Rivers State.

The 2018/2019 Session was necessary for the College in our three focal areas of teaching, research and community service. There was financial intervention from the Kwara State Budget appropriation and significant sources of funding for our capital projects' during the session were from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Internally Generated Funds (IGR) and private investors (Hostel Accommodation). The College Information and Communication Technology has attracted institutions and examination bodies to patronise and partner with the College in the area of CBT, while the results of students have been computerised for early and timely release to enable the students to take Direct Entry form of JAMB.

Academically, the College has improved with the quality and quantity of the research embarked upon by our lecturers. Three major College seminars on quality assurance, record keeping and supervision of teaching practice and four school seminars were held since my assumption in May 2018. Our students are now motivated to learn due to hard work on their part, the commitment of the lecturers to teaching and research and the conducive environment provided by the College.

It suffices to say that 1,329 graduands are convoking this year. These great graduands, who have been found worthy in character and learning, will be awarded their NCE during the convocation activities of Wednesday, February 13th, 2018 in the College Auditorium.

Within seven months in the life of this administration, the following have been achieved:
• Inculcation of discipline in staff members and students.
• Regulation and placement of ban on illegal sales of handouts/reading materials.
• Timely release of students’ results.
• Introduction of E-voting in the election of the leadership of student union.
• Establishment of pure water business in collaboration with Ad-doman multipurpose cooperative society of the College to boost the College internally generated revenue.
• On-going renovation of students hostels under public private partnership.
• Upgrading of the College clinic under the Tertiary Institutions Social Health Insurance Programme under the supervision of NHIS.
• Establishment of Advancement Centre to coordinate the activities of the College Alumni Association.
• Resuscitation of Legal/Advisory Unit of the College to advise the Management on legal matters.
• Restoration of the old six (6) schools systems.
• Restoration of Full time Degree Programmes in affiliation with Ekiti State University.
• Resuscitation and upgrading of Biological Garden of the School of Basic and Remedial Studies of the College in line with Ahmadu Bello University standards.
• Restructuring of the College School System in line with the NCCE minimum standards.
• Improvement in the College ranking in sport.
• Openness/transparency in school management leading to blockage of leakages in the College finances; and
• All inclusive administrative style.