Education Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education, Prof Bappa-Aliyu Muhammadu, gave the commendation during the inspection of ongoing construction work at the Tayo Akpata University of Education, Ekiadolor, which is the site for the new Federal College of Education in Edo State.
Muhammed, who led a Federal Government delegation on the visit, noted that the government’s intervention in the sector was responsible for the success of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training programme in the state.
He expressed satisfaction over the projects on the ground, adding that it was a clear indication of the state government’s readiness to hand over the institution to the Federal Government for the commencement of academic activities.
He noted, “We are here to see the facilities for the take-off of the new Federal College of Education. We can see that most of the structures are already here. President Muhammadu Buhari has given his word that the institution will take off this October 2020.”
The inspection by the team was to ascertain the level of preparedness of the institution ahead of the planned commencement of academic activities scheduled for October 2020.
Governor Obaseki had visited the institution in May 2020, reassuring that the Federal Government- delegation would be visiting the state to inspect the state of the college.
The conversion of the university to a Federal College of Education was a fall out from the governor’s meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on the siting of one of the Federal Colleges of Education in the six geo-political zones of the country in Edo.