The Provost is the Chief Executive of the College, Chair, an of the Academic Board and a member of the Governing Council of the College.
It is his/her duty to maintain a high tone of discip
16 August, 2015
About Adeniran Ogunsanya College Of Education
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education evolved as one of the bye-products of missionary education and the implementation of series of recommendations of different Education Commissions between 1900 and 1960. Within this period, Lagos as the capital of Nigeria and the base of the British Colonial masters and the hub of viable economic activities, witnessed unprecedented population increase. This unexpected population increase was responded to by the number of mission schools as well as government schools that sprang up in Lagos during this period. The emergence of these competing schools called for the recruitment of qualified teachers. Unfortunately, there was a large chunk of untrained teachers working in Lagos during this particular period. Consequently, the idea of establishing a centre where unqualified teachers’ professional skills could be upgraded was muted alongside the training of craftsmen who could help teach practical skills to pupils. Hence, by 1958, a Grade III teacher training college in the name of Lagos Day Training College, with a population of about ninety students was established. Within the first decade of its existence it became Government Teacher Training College and was charged with the responsibility of producing Grade II teachers.
The early 1970s saw the formulation of educational policies and propositions which positively changed the fortune of the College and have resultantly given her opportunities to undergo significant transformation both in focus and structure over the past five decades. The transformation has since taken the College through an upward mobility from Grade III teachers’ college to Grade II and later to one that trains teachers for the award of Nigeria Certificate in Education and also presently serves as an affiliate college of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti awarding first degrees. This upward mobility can be attributed to the ever increasing demand for teachers, population explosion among those seeking admission into the College programmes and the corresponding increase in the high quality of human resources needed for training the students. Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, formerly known as Lagos State College of Education, moved to its present and permanent site in 1982 in response to the problem of grossly inadequate land space in relation to the demand for the development of modern infrastructural facilities and increasing population of at its Surulere site. After a period of rapid growth, enrolments in the College have reached an all time high level. The edict establishing the College emphasizes the importance of producing well qualified teachers in education and such related studies. In pursuance of this goal, it was expressed that if past findings (Otto/Ijanikin Study Group, 1998) which revealed a very high degree of consciousness among ex-students for professional development (post-NCE) are considered, the introduction of degree programme run by the College would go a long way to further enhance the realization of the College set goals and objectives. This was also in response to the ever increasing demand for more qualified graduate teachers in the Lagos State School system. This could be confirmed by the various staff development Programmes being initiated for teachers and other civil servants in the state. Hence, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on the 13th August 1999 between the then Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti, now Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti after an approval of the University Senate.
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