The College of Education Ikere-Ekiti has been upgraded to University of Education, Science and Technology.
The bill for the conversion of the Institution was signed on Friday by the Ekiti state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, at the Executive Council Chamber, Ado-Ekiti. Also present at the event were the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Wife of Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt Hon Funminiyi Afuye, Deputy Speaker, Hon Hakeem Jamiu, members of the State House of Assembly, members of the executive councils and representatives of Ikere community and the College; Chairman Governing council of the Colege, Chief Afolabi Ojuawo, the provost Professor Olufemi Adeoluwa.
The College of Education Ikere- Ekiti (formerly Ondo State College of Education) was established by an Edict on December 5, 1977.
Speaking at the event, the Governor explained that the signing into law of the legislation that backs the upgrading of the College to University was in realization of the commitment of his administration towards promoting knowledge economy in the State. The governor gave assurance that his administration would continue to demonstrate commitment to the promotion of knowledge in the State.
Commending the Speaker and members of the State House of Assembly for passing the bill that enhance the fulfilment of his administration’s drive to improve the lives of the people, Dr Fayemi noted that the stress of passing bill to law could be tedious and demanding.