Professor Michael Sunday Omirin
Of the five Colleges of Education in Affiliation with the University, two had withdrawn their affiliation.
These are (i) Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin and (ii) Kwara State College of Education, Oro.The three Colleges still in affiliation are (i) Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin (ii) Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo and (iii) Michael Otedola College of Education, Epe.
On behalf of Senate, the Vice-Chancellor has approved the Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun as a fourth College affiliated to the University.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
The University signed a reviewed memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with each of the five Colleges, this being the last review that will affect the Kwara State Colleges of Education, Ilorin and Oro. An MOU was prepared for Osun State College of Education, IlaOrangun and was formally signed on January 8th, 2014
Status of Programmes in the Directorate
As at August 2012, the National Universities Commission had delisted the University from affiliation and sandwich activities for the following reasons, i. Sandwich because according to the NUC, the University did not indicate that it was running part-time programme in form of sandwich (ii) The Affiliate programme because the NUC had not been invited for resource verification of the University’s compliance with the recommendations of 2008 resource assessment panel.
Today, the sandwich programme has been restored in the NUC list. In August, the NUC conducted the resource verification and all the programmes were approved in the three colleges. The Directorate is preparing to present them for accreditation in February, 2014.
Admissions/Screening and Matriculation of Students
The Post Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examinations have been conducted in the four Colleges. Admission, screening and matriculation of students have been concluded in two of them, AdeniranOgunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin and Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.
The Sandwich Unit of Ekiti State University was to conclude the admission of fresh students in August 2013. However, the exercise was halted by the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities together with screening and matriculation of fresh students. With the suspension of the strike on December 18, the portal was opened for more candidates interested in the programme to apply for admission and screening while matriculation will come up later.
Cases of misconduct in the Affiliate Colleges and University sandwich examinations have been investigated and the reports sent to the University Students Disciplinary Committee for appropriate recommendations.
The Director, Professor D.O Owuamanam attended and presented a paper at the Clute Institute Academic Conference held at Brechenbridge Colorado, USA in August 2013. He led the NUC Accreditation Panel for Education programmes in the Niger Delta University, Yenegoa in April 2013 and served as a member of the NUC Accreditation Panel in Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, November 2012.
The Assistant Director, Affiliate Programme attended and presented a paper at the 93rd NCSS Annual International Conference at St. Lious, Mo, USA in November 22nd to 23rd, 2013.
The Assistant Director, Sandwich programme, Dr. Mrs K.A. Omotayo attend and presented a paper at the 8th Pan-African Reading for All organised by the African Reading Association of Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya from August 12th to 16th, 2013.
The 5-year Strategic Plan
The 5- year strategic plan of the Directorate has been developed and incorporated in the University strategic plan, document.
The Directorate has continued to be a major source internal revenue generation for the University through its affiliate and sandwich programmes. The e-transact mode of payment of school fees has been fully implemented. However some Colleges still owe the university by not remitting fully money collected from students.