Oyetola moves to upgrade COE Ilesa to university level sets up 11-man committee

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Governor Gboyega Oyetola has set up an 11-man Implementation Committee as a follow-up to the upgrade of the College of Education, COE, Ilesa to a full-fledged university.

The 11-man committee, headed by Professor Olu Aina, is expected to, among other things, develop an academic brief and physical master plan for the new university.

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Members of the Committee include former Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole; former Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Prof. Labo Popoola, former Vice-Chancellor of Tai Solarin University, and Prof. Yemisi Obilade; and founder, Lead University, Ibadan, Prof. Jide Owoeye.

Oyetola in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan, noted that the Committee will also engage the State House of Assembly towards the enactment of the law establishing the new university and the National University Commission, NUC, to facilitate speedy approval and formulate the internal charter of the proposed university.

Other members of the Committee are the Managing Director, Saroafrica International, Mr. Olakanmi Rasheed Sarumi; Associate Prof. Wasiu Oyedokun; the Chief of Staff to Governor Oyetola, Dr. Charles ‘Diji Akinola; Osun Commissioner for Education, Folorunso Bamisayemi; Osun Finance Commissioner, Bola Oyebamiji; and Osun Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Femi Akande.

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