In its determination to reposition tertiary education in Ekiti State, the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has set up a Visitation Panel for the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti.
The Visitation Panel was set up via Executive Order 004, signed by Fayemi on Monday.
The College of Education, Ikere- Ekiti Law 2007 provides that the Visitor may conduct a visitation of the College in person or direct that such a visitation be conducted by persons appointed by him to advice on the effective fulfilment of the objectives and the due exercise of the functions of the College as prescribed by law.
The Visitation Panel has Prof. Oluyemisi Obilade as Chairperson and Prof. Craig Obafemi, Prof. Kola Oladunmoye, Prof. Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi, Dr. Patrick Ajila, Dr. Femi Akinola and Ayo Aroge as members.
To serve as Secretary is Sola Ogunmiluyi.
A statement by Fayemi’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, said the Panel is empowered to inquire into the level of implementation of the White Paper on the last Visitation Panel Report in 200; evaluate the leadership quality of the College in terms of the roles of the Governing Council, the Provost and other Principal Officers; examine the financial management of the College including Statutory Allocations and Internally Generated Revenue over the recommended period and determine whether it was in compliance with appropriate regulations and laws of the College; investigate the application of funds, particularly special grants, loans meant for specific projects in order to determine the status of such projects and their relevance for further funding; and examine the general security in the College, how the College has dealt with it and recommend appropriate measures to deal with it.
The Panel is to submit its report containing recommendations to the Governor within four weeks.