A new substantive provost (the sixth) has been appointed for the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin. He is Dr. Isiaka Saka Opobiyi. Dr. Opobiyi, is an internal staff of the college, the first to rise up the ranks to occupy the apex position in the college.
Dr. Opobiyi resumed on Monday, the 6th May, 2013 and was warmly received by the staff, students and the entire college Community amidst pomp and pageantry.
He arrived the College at about 9.30 am in a red Toyota Corola with friends and family members as entourage, stepping down in the car and clad on a light green guinea brocade.
Dr. Isiaka Opobiyi was formally received by the College Registrar, Alhaji Abiodun Ibrahim and other management staff and led to his office to receive staff of various departments, and units who came to pay their loyalty and as well rejoice with him.
While, addressing the large crowd in his new office, Dr. Opobiyi expresses his happiness over the staff demonstration of love and acceptance of his choice as the sixth substantive provost of the College. He therefore solicited for their support and cooperation in order to earn back for the College, her lost glory. Saying that it is only through a joint effort of all the staff of the College that can bring about achieving greatness for the College in no distant time. He stated categorically that his choice as the College new provost is Allah’s making and as such, he is ready to work with all the entire staff of the College to move it forward, but he was quick to add that every individual staff should do the work assigned to him or her as he will also do his own work effectively too. Dr. Opobiyi charged the College staff to shun attitudes that could serve as clog in the wheel of progress for the College in its quest to reclaim back her lost glory.
Earlier in his formal reception statement, the College Registrar, Alhaji Abiodun Ibrahim on behalf of all the staff welcomed Dr. Opobiyi as the substantive provost of the College and ushered him to his seat.
He said that all the staff are happy about his choice as the provost, because he (Opobiyi) is one of them chosen from within and they are ready to support him to achieve greatness and bring back the lost glory.
The staff of the College then prayed for a successful tenurr for the new provost and demonstrated their support for him through visits by various units, departments and schools.
Dr. Opobiyi the new provost commenced his official duty with a management meeting at 12:00pm after which he started treating official mails.