Management of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, EACOED, Oyo has instructed all its students to embark on 2-week mid-semester break after successful completion of the 2019/2020 First Semester Examinations.
This was disclosed in a statement released, signed and made available to the newsmen by the Acting registrar, Mry O.S Asunmo, O. on Thursday.
According to the statement, the compulsory break is necessitated by the reason that the school and its facilities would be used as training avenue for newly recruited operatives of Oyo State Security Force known as Amotekun.
The training will end on Wednesday November 18, 2020 after which normal academic activities will commence in the college.
The statement reads: “I wish to congratulate our 100 and 200 Level students on the successful completion of the 2019/2020 First Semester Examinations. I equally use this opportunity to congratulate the 300 Level students on the completion of the 2019/2020 Teaching Practice exercise, being a major requirement for graduation.
“You will please recall my memo ref. no. EACOED/Y/R.46/386 dated October 24, 2020 which declared an inter-semester break for all categories of students with a view to creating conducive environment that will engender a safe and protective atmosphere for the enjoyment of the break.
“On a glad note, I am pleased to inform all students that His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde has graciously approved our College, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo as appropriate ground for the training of the newly recruited Amotekun Corps. While aligning with the vision of the Oyo State Government in securing the lives and properties of its citizenry, the Governing Council, staff and students could not but appreciate this uncommon gesture of His Excellency, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde for the kind consideration of our College among the comity of higher educational institutions in the State.
“As a result of this and in full support of the vision, I wish to inform all students that the Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof. Matthew Odedokun has graciously approved that all students should continue to enjoy their inter-semester break while the environment is adequately secured for the training of the Amotekun Corps pending Wednesday, November 18, 2020 when normal academic activities are expected to resume in the College.
“As earlier indicated, it is the College Management’s hope that students will take advantage of this break to revitalise for more vibrant academic activities and remain safe in their different places of abode”.