Prof. Bidemi Lafiaji-Okuneye, Provost, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Oto/Ijanikin, Lagos State, says the management remains committed to improved welfare of members of staff and students.
Lafiaji-Okuneye gave the assurance at the grand finale of a staff aerobic exercise organised by the college on Monday in Lagos.
She said that staff and students’ welfare was paramount to the management of the college.
“Testimonies abound on what the management has done concerning welfare.
“For example, we instituted a furniture and car refurbishment loan scheme with no interest since I got into office.
“This plan is for any staff who is eligible – which means they can pay back within a year without any interest.
“We also make sure salaries are paid on the 24th of every month and provide a conducive environment for the members of staff and students.
“We all know that an environment can only be peaceful when welfare packages are being taken care of,” Lafiaji-Okuneye said.
She added that part of her vision and mission was to improve on sports activities both for the staff and students.
“We noticed that most of the staff do most of their work on their seats which is a sedentary lifestyle and may lead to some health issues.
“It made us start with consistent regular fitness exercise for all staff in July 2021, and decided to include staff competition games.
“The turnout and acceptance from the staff are very impressive, and the level of staff productivity has increased.
“The general reason of exercise is to improve well-being which automatically has helped to increase productivity in AOCOED,” Lafiaji-Okuneye said.
Mr. Timothy Elesho, Chairman, Sports Council of AOCOED, said that the face of sports had changed tremendously since the current management came on board.
Elesho said that ongoing development of sports facilities in the institution would help to promote sports.
“This is the first time we are having it as festival games, including football, badminton, volleyball, thug of war, and chess.
“A trophy and medals would be given to participants.
“These activities have improved relationships among the members of staff and students.