The Edo State government has allayed fears that the ongoing reformation work ongoing in the state-owned College of education, Igueben and other affiliate tertiary institutions in the State will not disrupt the academic Calendar of the students.
The response followed a recent protest by some students of College of Education, Igueben followed alleged glitches in some programmes in the College of Education.
Dr. Joan Oviawe, the State Commissioner for Education, disclosed this at the weekend during a meeting with the leadership of Students’ Union Government (SUG) of the College of Education, Igueben.
She explained that the institution has been revamped by the government to achieve its optimal goals.
The Commissioner emphasized that the State-owned College is now defunct, following College of Education (COE) repealed laws, but assured that the students of a smooth graduation of year two and three students.
She explained that the current status of the school was to pave the way for Government to carryout renovation work on the Campus for quality education and efficient service delivery.
Speaking on the prospective students affected by school’s embargo on admission, the Commissioner attributed the development to “lack of proper communication”.
Oviawe directed the defunct College Acting Provost to compile accurate data of prospective students for reimbursement; even as apologised to the students’ union for the “lack of communication on the government policy”.
Continuing, the Commissioner recalled that “in the past, every college offered all the programmes and they never had enough money to actually provide quality teaching.
“We are now saying let us streamline and focus on an areas among the three Campuses (Igueben, Abudu and Afuze).
“Igueben is the main campus. It’s going to train Secondary School teachers, technical and vocational teachers.
“Abudu is one of the Campuses. They will focus on training early childhood and basic education teachers; while Afuze is about physical and health education”, she said.
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