Deacon Ayodele Ayoade

Deacon Ayodele Ayoade was born sixty years ago to Papa Salawu Ayoade and Mama Morenike Safurat Ayoade of Aresa Compound, Ido-Aro, Ibadan, Oyo State.
He was born into a remote but peaceful village at Olarinde via Olojuoro and into a deeply religious and peaceful famil. Due to early demise of his mother, he was nurtured by one of his brothers in person of Mr. Goke Akinrinola of Lamoka Compound Idi-aro, Ibadan.

Deacon Ayodele Ayoade

Deacon Ayodele Ayoade had his primary school at St Saviours Anglican Primary School, Olojuoro via Ibadan and was brought back to the city by his brother to continue his primary education at St David’s Primary School, Kudeti, Ibadan.

He attended Ibadan City Academy for his secondary education. In 1978 he worked as Laboratory Assistant until 1980 when he gained admission into St Andrew’s College of Education now Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo where he bagged his N.C.E certificate. He proceeded to the University of Lagos, Akoka and bagged B.Sc(Hon) Biology Education and observed his compulsory National Youth Service Corps at Government Day Secondary School, Funtua, Katsina State between 1984 and 1985.

His working experience cut across various local government areas in Oyo State, he began his teaching career at Adelagun Memorial Grammar School, Odinjo, Ibadan. He was later posted to Methodist Grammar School, Bodija, Ibadan. Deacon Ayoade also served the Teaching Service Commission at Aperin Boy’s High School, Orita Aperin, Ibadan before being posted to Ajia Community Secondary School, Ajia to take up duty post as Vice Principal.

As a seasoned administrator while serving as Vice Principal, Deacon Ayoade was posted to Community Grammar School, Akanran as Principal and finally posted to Ogbere Community High School (Snr), Idi-Osan as Principal where he retired with outstanding achievement.
While in the College of Education, he was the President, Science Students Association, Deacon Ayodele has been a teacher all his life and believes teaching profession is a calling from the Almighty God and that whoever has been called should be diligent, hardworking, resourceful and selfless.

It is worthy to note that while serving as a Principal for about 8 years, he has been a member of Oyo State Executive of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) and he was Chairman, Ona-Ara ANCOPSS 2012-2019. Following his remarkable performance as the Chairman at the Local Government level, he became number teacher in the Oyo State as State President, ANCOPSS, Oyo State 2019-2020 where he retired from active service.

Deacon Ayodele Ayoade is married to Deaconess Kehinde Ojuola Ayoade and they are blessed with beautiful children and grand children.

Whatever has a beginning must definitely have an end. The race which started thirty-five years ago has finally come to a successful, joyous and glorious end.
Glory be to Almighty God. Time of labour for Deacon Ayoade is over, here comes the season of his bountiful harvest where he will see those seeds of life germinating and bearing fruits.

May God Almighty grant you peaceful and highly rewarding retirement, AMEN.

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