The bill that aims to transform the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education in Oyo into a university of education has received the approval of Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde.
The bill was signed by Makinde on Monday.
Akahi News recalls that the bill had already been approved by members of the Oyo State House of Assembly.
After the bill was signed into law, the governor said that more people in the state will be able to get a good university education.
He maintained that tertiary educational establishments in the state now receive 100% of their funding, as opposed to 25%.
During his remarks, Makinde also insisted that the institution will be authorized by law to grant diplomas, degrees, and other academic distinctions.
He went on to say that the state government’s goal is to make the university the best education institution in the country.
Makinde stated,In Oyo State’s tertiary education history, this is yet another significant event.Naturally, education is one of the administration’s four pillars, which we dubbed Omituntun 1.0.The future of Omituntun 2.0 is sustainable development.
“This is yet another promise we made while governing our beloved state.”We delivered on that promise by submitting an executive bill to the Oyo State House of Assembly to transform the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education into a school that awards degrees, and we are now ratifying the bill.
After that, the law will give the university the authority to give out university degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic awards.We are expanding Oyo State residents’ access to high-quality higher education in yet another way.
Our goal is to make the Emmanuel Alayande University of Education the best educational institution in Nigeria.