ACE Provost Bags Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Award

The Provost Adeyemi College of Education Ondo, Dr. Samuel Akintunde, has been conferred with the Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Award by the judicial arm of the institution's students’ union body.

The ceremony was held at the Office of the Provost on Monday, September 23, 2019 in the institution.

Speaking after receiving the award, Dr. Akintunde expressed gratitude to God as he thanked the students for honouring him.

He lauded membership of the student's body for providing good leadership and partnering with the College Management in promoting peace and harmony in the College.

Reiterating his commitment to the development of the institution, the College administrator assured staff and students that his administration would continue to give priority to their welfare.

In addition, the Provost also assured the students of continuous mentoring, stating that the step is geared at enhancing intellectual development and making them globally competitive after the completion of their studies in the institution. 

His words: "I am very much elated. Out of the awards I have been given, this is the one I cherished most. It is a sign that the students appreciate this leadership and for that reason, I give all glory to God."

While assuring his administration's commitment to the growth and advancement of academic excellence in the College, the Provost said," We will continue to do our best for the students by nurturing, assisting and mentoring them so that their psychological and emotional needs would be met.”

"We want to thank God for this award and give all glory to the Almighty because it is one of the awards that I have received that I will continue to cherish all my life."

Speaking on peace currently being enjoyed in the institution, Dr. Akintunde attributed it to God and the support received from the students. 

He described the current members of the students union as a crop of individuals that have intellect and good ambition, stating the adoption of dialogue in settling issues between them and College Management has brought relative peace and engender progress and cooperation among staff and students in the institution.

Also in his comment, the President, Adeyemi College of Education Ondo Students Union, Comrade Adebusoye Oluwatobi Emmanuel, explained that the decision to honour the Provost was taken by the association in appreciation of his sterling leadership qualities.