The maxim that says,’ hard work pays’, came to the fore recently when the College of Professional Education (COSPED), celebrated some distinguished members of the College.

The event which took place recently at the 2012 TETFUND Hall was to celebrate four outstanding Scholars in the College.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Wole Banjo, while speaking at the occasion, commended the College for celebrating one another.

He urged both the teaching and non teaching staff to continue to contribute their best in ensuring that COSPED, which is described as the ‘Mother’ of all Colleges remains outstanding.

“For those of you toiling day and night to ensure that TASUED remains the truly preferred University of the 21st Century, I want to assure you that your efforts are not overlooked nor are they not recognised. You would be duly rewarded at the appropriate time”, he assured.

Prof. Banjo also used the occasion to thank members of staff for their overwhelming support when the baton of leadership fell on him. He assured members of staff that the University Management would continue to make their welfare a priority.

In his opening speech, the Dean, College of Specialised and Professional Education,(COSPED), Prof. Samuel Ekundayo Oladipo, disclosed that the event was to celebrate each other and to appreciate some distinguished personalities in the College who have done COSPED proud.

He urged his colleagues in academia to create time to unwind and to take care of their health as health is wealth. He described the College as unique for producing the first female Professor in TASUED, the first Provost, College of Postgraduate Studies and the highest number of Professors in the Institution.

Awards of recognition were later presented to the former Dean, College of Applied Education and Vocational Technology (COAEVOT), Prof. Niyi Benedict, the erstwhile Dean, Prof. Kayode Ijaduola, the first Provost, College of Postgraduate Studies, Prof. Mushay Ogundipe and the first female Professor in the University, Professor Eunice Modupe Hassan for their exemplary services to the growth of the University, the College and laying a solid foundation for others to follow.

In their response, the awardees gave kudos to the Dean for charting a new course and era of glory, saying that the celebration caught them unawares while promising to continue to give their best to the growth of the Institution.