…as Kola Amole becomes Interim National President

The Acting Provost, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo (formerly known as St. Andrew’s College of Education, Oyo/Oyo State College of Education, Oyo), Dr. Nelson Aderemi Oyewo has formally inaugurated the College Alumni Interim Management Executive with a charge to the interim leadership to use their individual experiences for the benefits of the College.

The College Ag. Chief Executive Officer thanked God Almighty for allowing the dream to see the light of the day. According to him, “Today’s event is indeed a dream come true as several previous efforts made by the past administration to have the official launch of the Association failed to come to a fruition. So, my joy knows no bound today to be in the midst of important personalities who happened to be products of this great citadel of learning.”

Speaking further, the dosen-turned-administrator who traced the history of the College to its present name, urged all alumni to come out as the time to give back the College is now. “Consequently, the three names (SACOED, OYSCOED and EACOED) have been integrated in the Interim National Alumni Executive. The sole responsibility of this executive after Inauguration today, is to mobilize more members across the class sets towards a virile National body as well as seek for more support for their ‘Alma mater’ Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo formerly (St. Andrews’ College of Education, Oyo/Oyo State College of Education, Oyo”, stated the Ogbomoso-born technocrat.

“The College Management critically looked at the issue of dichotomy among different class sets and has decided to federate all the sets by integrating their representatives in the Interim National Executive. The composition of the Interim Executive is therefore clearly based on the involvement, cooperation, support and enthusiasm of some alumni. The Interim Executive is, therefore, saddled with the responsibility of organizing and conducting election into the National body of the Alumni Association within one year after this inauguration”, stated the renowned administrator.

Those newly inaugurated into the Interim National Executive Committee are: Mr. Kola Amole- National Interim President: ECO/POL 87 Set; Dr. Sophia Vivian Adeyeye- Secretary ECO/MAT 95 Set; Mr. Wale Azeez – General Coordinator: ECO/POL 87 Set; Mrs. Mojisola Ezekiel- Treasurer: BED 93 Set; Mrs. Ogunlowo Busayo Adeola– Financial Secretary: ENG/YOR 2004 Set; Mr. Hammed Adio – Member: BIO/GEO 2017 Set and Dr. Mrs. Aminat Agoro- Chief Adviser: ISC/MAT 1990 Set.

Earlier, the Acting Registrar, Mrs. Olubunmi Siju’ Asunmo in her welcome address thanked the alumni for accepting to serve on the invite of the College Management. According to her, “Distinguished alumni, let me commend you for choosing to honour us with your time and presence. I pray the Lord Almighty honours you. I urge you to, as you are being inaugurated today support the College with your finance and material resources towards taking the College to greater heights and improving her status of “Primus inter pares”. She later commended the Head, Alumni Relations Unit, Dr. Oladapo Abimbola Ojo and his team for doing the College proud.

In his acceptance speech, the Interim National President, Mr. Kola Amole promised to deliver on the mandate given to his executive by the College Management. “Our primary assignment will be the mobilization of various class sets, a review of the constitution and putting in place a functional and sustainable electoral process. This is doable, considering the qualities of the members of this Interim National EXCO, who have demonstrated their willingness and readiness to contribute time to work with the college, and are also eager to motivate and engage the Alumni”. “My colleagues and I, hereby promise to diligently perform our functions, and run an inclusive administration (which has been facilitated by the composition of this Interim EXCO). We shall be very transparent in our dealings, and we will do everything within our capability to mobilize human, technical and financial resources for the development of the school, and manage funds generated prudently. Integrity will be our watchword”, he submitted.

While thanking the College Management for the trust reposed in him and his colleagues, Mr. Amole called on all alumni to join his team in rebuilding the College that has contributed in no small measures to thousands of lives. “I therefore call on every well meaning Alumnus of this great college to come on board and join hands with us, for the development of our Alma-Mater, the Alumni and prospective students. We would like to know how you are taking the world by storm! Please share your stories with us!”, stated the renowned business expert.

The new Interim National President, Mr. Kola Amole, a 1982 graduate of Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan is a 1987 graduate of Economics/Political Science at St. Andrew’s College of Education, Oyo ( now Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo). Having taught briefly at St. Theresa’s College, Ibadan, he proceeded to the UK, where he studied Business and Finance at the University of North London, from where he graduated in 1992. He also obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma and a Lincentiate in Management Science, from the Graduate School of Management, London, U.K. Mr. Amole is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria (FIMC). He is an accomplished, adaptable and result-driven businessman,with about 30 years combined experience in Business Development, Procurement, Construction, Real-Estate, Hospitality, Agribusiness and Sustainable Development, with a proven track record of exceeding performance expectations, remaining customer-focused and adhering to specifications, budgets and timescales. He is happily married to Mrs. Oluwatomilayo Amole (a banker), and their marriage is blessed with adorable children.

Wale Adeoye
Special Assistant on Media Matters to the Ag. Provost
21 September, 2022

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'Wale Adeoye is the Special Assistant to the Vice Chancellor on Media Matters at Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo