In a bid to upgrade the Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo to a full university, the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, has approved for the institutions to run degree courses in five additional programmes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that with the approval, the college, which was established in 1964, now has 18 programmes being run at degree level.
The provost of the college, Prof. Adeyemi Idowu, announced the approval of the programmes on Monday in Ondo at a news conference to herald the 50th anniversary and 33rd special convocation of the college, which would climax on May 22.
He said that the new approved programmes are Social Studies, Integrated Science, Religious Studies, Mathematics and Guidance and Counselling.
The Chairman of the college Governing Council, Amb. Musa John said the convocation would be for the 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 sessions.
John said that during the convocation 3,459 graduates would receive degrees, 1,622 would be awarded NCE and 66 would graduate from the college sandwich programme.
The chairman also disclosed that 10 projects executed from internally generated revenue and from other sources of funding would be commissioned in the course of the ceremony.
He said that some eminent Nigerians who had distinguished themselves in their callings would be awarded college fellowships. (NAN)