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Provost Gives Recipe For Recruitment Of 500, 000 Teachers

Posted: Jan 14, 2016 at 7:15 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

-As JAMB Increases Institution’s Admission Quota

Yaqoub Popoola

The Provost, College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State, Dr
Mojisola Oyarekua  has counseled President Muhammadu Buhari to place
premium on quality .
Lauding the decision of the a Federal Government recruit  500,000 teachers  the Rector cautioned that quality and good condition of service should be basis for the exercise if the desired results must achieved .
Fielding questions from members Correspondents in her office,the Rector hinted that the admission quota of the institution had been increased by the Joint Admission Matriculation  Board(JAMB) adding efforts have been made to attract more students to the institution.
She said the college is strengthening the entrepreneurial  and vocational  education in the institution in such a way that  each student would be exposed to one skill per session, including farming to serve as alternatives to white collar jobs after graduation.

The Provost, who  said this in Ikere Ekiti yesterday during a chat with newsmen, added that “developing the education sector is beyond mere providing employment , but there should be academic quality
because no education can grow beyond the qualities of teachers.

“There should be incentives for teachers, facilities must be provided,
schools must be refurbished , environment must be made conducive for
both teachers and students .

“If you just employ 500,000 teachers without laboratory equipment and
necessary facilities , what quality would they give? It is high time
we identified and articulate our plans for academic quality”, she

Speaking on  the dwindling interest for College of Education in
Nigeria,  Oyarekua said the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
has approved the request of the College to admit more students while
quality assurance department has been established to ensure that
quality graduates are produced in the institution  .

To checkmate embezzlement of funds and prevent harassment of students
by lecturers , the Provost disclosed that she has established
anti-corruption section  and also fortify the public procurement unit
to rise to the challenge of financial profligacy  in the College.

“There is no way I won’t step on toes. One cannot be embezzling money
or engaging in alteration of  results or harassing students sexually
without being challenged. That I will step on toes does not mean I
should not fight corruption”, she said.

Oyarekua said she has hired the services of some consultants on how to
revamp the moribund College farms and also working on how to increase
productions at the College Ventures , being part of the strides to
increase the internally generated revenue.

“We are looking at how to increase the qualities of  NCE graduates in
this College  and that is why we are exposing our students to one
vocation per session, so that they will have option after graduation.

“We are not comfortable with how they are discriminating against the
NCE graduates in the labour market. Though, students will pass through
practical agriculture in the course of the entrepreneurial course, but
we are not going to make it compulsory. It is going to be by