The Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has set up a panel to examine the financial management of the Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu-Ijebu and to determine whether the funds from various sources have been prudently applied.
Abiodun named Prof. Kamaldeen Balogun from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye as the chairman of the panel
The governor, in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Kunle Somorin, decried the poor state of infrastructure at the college.
“The state government would do everything humanly possible to reverse the slide to decadence observable from the way TASCE is currently operating,” the statement read,
The panel, which has nine-point terms of reference, according to the statement, is expected to, among other things, “assess the current status of the institution with a view to ascertaining the attainment or otherwise of the objectives and law that established TASCE and to identify the challenges militating against the attainment of these objectives.”
The panel was also asked to, “Identify challenges militating against the attainment of the objectives for the establishment of the institution; review the relationship between various organs and critical stakeholders of the institution and the quality of leadership being provided; and examine the financial management of the institution and determine whether the funds from various sources have been prudently applied.
Others are to, “Determine actual staff on nominal roll, their existence, relevance of qualifications and suggest ways to reduce personnel cost as appropriate; assess the staff/student ratio in line with the NCCE guidelines; determine the viability and sustainability of the institutions on a long-term basis; identify any other issue(s) related to the objectives of the assignment; and make recommendations for consideration by the government.”
The statement further disclosed that the Director of Planning, Statistics and Research at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mr Samuel Adeetan, will serve as the secretary of the visitation panel.