The Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has assented the law upgrading the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti to the University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere (UESTI). The Governor signed the law on October 1, 2020 at formal ceremony in the Council Chamber of the Governor's office as part of activities marking his 2nd year in office. The news was received with joy as members of staff and members of the Ikere community trooped out dancing in jubilation.
The College was established in 1977 and had produced highly skilled and resourceful graduates who have made indelible marks in the sand of history and all fields of human endeavours. The College began awarding degree in 1992 in affiliation with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, producing many first class graduates to her credit.
With the avalanche of human and material resources in the institution, the University would offer unique and specialized educational services for all facets of human capital development.
The Ekiti State Governor posited that the programmes of the new University would be well structured and strategically woven around entrepreneurial education, with a carefully designed curriculum to properly imbue students to be self reliant to give credence to the knowledge economy agenda of Dr. Kayode Fayemi.