According to Blueprint, Lagos State Governor, Akinwummi Ambode is said to be considering a plan to upgrade the 60 years old College of Education to a University.
According to the AOCOED Staff Union they have been agitating for the upgrade of the school since 1999.
“The Society is no longer interested in college of education as reflected in the previous admission statistics of students who deliberately chose AOCOED as first choice. The highest statistics in the recent past is 24”
This was said by Michael Avosetinyen, Chairman of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) when conveying Governor Ambode’s plan to convert the college to a University status.
The students and staffs received the news with enthusiasm and jubilation.
Avosetonyen maintained that AOCOED has the personnel and facilities to meet up with the new status and added that different accreditation teams of the National University Commission (NUC) have accredited the college degree programme, affiliated with Ekiti State University.