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FUOYE set to commence distance learning in Criminology, Security Studies



The Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) will soon begin a distance learning programme in Criminology and Security Studies, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, has announced.

Soremekun made the announcement during an Open Education Resource (OER) and Materials Development Workshop in Oye-Ekiti on Wednesday.

He said the National Universities Commission (NUC) had directed the institution to establish the Distance Learning Institute with Criminology and Security Studies.

“In few months, we will be starting the distance learning programme with Criminology and Security Studies; the NUC gave us the advice and we are ready to abide by the directive.

“Soon, we will be having almost a parallel university that will have all courses offered by the university replicated on the platform of distance learning.

“The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is seen as the father of distance learning in Nigeria and to that extent, we have a lot to learn from NOUN,” the vice-chancellor said.

He said the university would soon collaborate with NOUN and the Commonwealth of Learning, to realise the objective.

Edited By: Folorunso Poroye/Ejike Obeta


FUOYE bursar becomes ICAN fellow



The Bursar, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) Mrs Bolatito Akande, on Thursday, received the Fellowship of the African foremost Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

The Deputy Director, Corporate Service of the university, Mr Adeyinka Ademuyiwa, made this disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria in Oye-Ekiti.

NAN recalled that Akande was on Dec. 19, 2019 appointed as the bursar of the institution by the university governing council.

According to Ademuyiwa, Akande is a member of 14 different professional and accounting bodies, including the Association of Forensic Accountant of Nigeria (AFAR), Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX), and International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) UK.

He said that the new ICAN fellow bagged Masters in Business Administration from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and later studied Accounting in Afe Babalola University, where she bagged another Master of Science degree.

Ademuyiwa added that Akande also had a Master of Science in Accounting from European American University, Commonwealth Dominica.

He said the governing council approved her appointment because of her vast experience in Accounting, diligence and professionalism in the discharge of her responsibilities with a high level of competence and commitment to the service of the university.

Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Yemi Idris-Aduloju (NAN)

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FUOYE gets NUC’s accreditation for its courses



The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), on Monday said that the National Universities Commission (NUC) had given full accreditation to some of the courses forming its academic programmes.


The Deputy Director, Corporate Services of the university, Mr Adeyinka Ademuyiwa, confirmed the development to the Nigeria News Agency in Oye-Ekiti.


Ademuyiwa added that the NUC also gave interim accreditation to some others.


He said that the courses given full accreditation by NUC include: Geology, Mass Communication, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Political Science, Banking and Finance and Public Administration.


Other accredited courses which are under the Faculty of Education include: Business Education, Education Agricultural Science, Education Biology, Education Chemistry, Education English and Education Management.


Ademuyiwa also listed some of the courses given interim accreditation for two years to include: Accounting, Business Administration, Education Mathematics, Library and Information Science.


He said, “A letter dated March 19, with reference number: /412/Vol. 12/153 was addressed to the Vice-Chancellor {V-C}, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, by the NUC on the matter.


“The letter signed by NUC’s Director of Accreditation, Dr Maryam Sali, confirmed that programmes examined that include:  Management Sciences, Arts, Education, Science and Social Sciences gained accreditation.


“The university will start admitting post– graduate students into its Masters’ classes in all the accredited academic programmes.’’


He said that this was in addition to courses that had already been accredited which the Post-Graduate School of the institution had already given admissions to students.


Ademuyiwa said that the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Soremekun and his management staff, were delighted with the results of the NUC’s accreditation team.


“The management of the institution promised to work hard to ensure that virtually all the courses of the university are given full accreditation,” Ademuyiwa said.


Ademuyiwa said that the Vice-Chancellor had also assured the students that all facilities and personnel meant for the courses that were given interim accreditation would be upgraded and provided for them to get full accreditation.


The deputy director also advised the students and staff of the institution to embrace hard work and make good use of the facilities provided for them by the institution.


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COREN accredits four Engineering programmes in FUOYE



COREN accredits four Engineering programmes in FUOYE: The management of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), on Monday said four of its Engineering programmes had been given full accreditation by the Council for Regulations of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

The Deputy Director Corporate Services of the university, Mr Ademuyiwa Adeyinka, said this in a statement made available to Nigeria News Agency in Oye-Ekiti.

He said the accredited programmes were Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

He said COREN Registrar, Prof. Joseph Odigure, had communicated the university authority on the achievement.

Adeyinka said that full accreditation was given to the university because of the high standard of its facilities and the capability of the personnel in the Faculty of Engineering of the university.

“I wish to notify parents, students and the newsmen that four Engineering programmes of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) have been given full accreditation by COREN.

“The accredited Engineering programmes are Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

“We are also glad to inform you that the facilities for these programmes are available and our personnel are well equipped with good teaching skills to teach the students who wish to become renowned engineers in future,’’ he said.

The deputy director charged the engineering students of the university in Ikole-Ekiti campus to be hardworking and make good use of the facilities provided for them.

Edited By: Gregg Mmaduakolam/Ejike Obeta

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FG completes, hands over 1.35km rehabilitated road to FUOYE



The Federal Government (FG) has completed and handed over a 1.35km road, undertaken as part of measures toward improving infrastructure in tertiary schools, to the authorities of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE).


The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Raji Fashola, handed over the road to the authorities of FUOYE on Tuesday.


He said that the Federal Government resolved to rehabilitate the road because of its desire to further make the learning environment more conducive.


The minister, represented by the Ekiti State Controller of Works, Mr Ishaq Lawal, disclosed that 43 of such internal road interventions within various tertiary institutions across the country were currently ongoing.


According to him, 18 out of the 43 interventions have been completed, including that of FUOYE.


“The gap of infrastructural need in the country is steadily being bridged by a gradual process of repairs, renewal and construction of major highways; it has now reached the schools.’’


The minister also said that the quality of infrastructure and the learning environment provided would impact positively on the quality of education being received by students.


“Those who doubt it should simply listen to some of the feedbacks from students of the benefitting schools.


“During the construction of the road, 25 people were also engaged, thereby, contributing to the job creation initiative of the Federal Government.


“And it is hoped that the school will ensure that this asset is used properly and not abused,” he said.


He added that students were in turn expressing enthusiasm with regards to attending classes, as some of the defective roads were now motorable.


The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, in his response expressed his gratitude to the Federal Government for the initiative.


He appealed for more of such interventions in other areas which he said were equally begging for attention.


Edited By: Moses Solanke/Peter Dada

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FUOYE to commence post graduate programmes in Magt. Science



The Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), on Monday said that Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Doctoral degree programmes in Banking and Finance as well as Accounting in the Faculty of Management Sciences would commence before the end of 2019/2020 academic session.

The Dean of Faculty of Management Sciences, Prof. Patrick Oladele, said   this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Oye-Ekiti.

Prof. Oladele said that the faculty would soon start  it’s M.B.A Medical and Health Services programme to enhance upward career mobility for graduates of B.Sc. Nursing and B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Science.

He said that they would partner with the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences and Faculty of Pharmacy.

The Dean also noted that apart from the planned post-graduate programmes, the the faculty was planning to introduce new departments at the undergraduate level.

According to him, the new undergraduate programmes would include B.Sc. Marketing, B.Sc. Entrepreneurship and Management.

He explained that the conception and the introduction of some of these upcoming programmes was part of the university’s way of responding to the environmental yearnings of the people, especially,  in the areas of management and entrepreneurship skills.

The dean  added that the postgraduate programmes would only take off after the graduation of the current set of the faculty’s undergraduates later in 2020.

He also said that the faculty had begun collaboration with relevant professional bodies for technical assistance, especially in the areas of curriculum, instructional material assistance and general supports.

According to him, the professional bodies includes; the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), the Nigerian Institute of Public Administration (NIPA), the Nigerian Institute of Management, (NIM) and the Nigerian Institute of Marketing (NIMark).

He said that the collaboration had begun to yield substantial results as ICAN recently donated books worth over N500,000 to the faculty as part of assistance for a hitch free take-off of these new programmes.

Oladele described the high quality manpower assembled for the faculty, as one other evidence of the Vice Chancellor’s passion for the development of the faculty.

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FUOYE tasks postgraduate students on research for national devt.



The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), on Friday, urged its postgraduate students to carry out research that would contribute to national development.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, gave the advice during the second postgraduate matriculation ceremony of the institution, in Oye-Ekiti.

Soremekun said that the students to seize the opportunity available in the university to advance their knowledge, scholarship and innovative abilities.

“Postgraduate students are expected to identify research problems worthy of interrogation and investigation from their chosen fields.

“My candid advice for the postgraduate students is to carry out research that will improve the economy of the country as well as promote the standard of learning.

“I want to assure the students that their academic programmes will be fast, because we do not want any of them to be delayed.

“On the other hand, I want to appeal to the supervisors to ensure that students graduate on time, without sacrificing quality by attending lectures promptly and creating adequate time for quality supervision,” he said.

The vice chancellor commended the management staff and postgraduate board members for their unflinching support to the growth of the School of Postgraduate Studies.

He congratulated the matriculating students for being part of the robust future of the university.

Soremekun enjoined them to contribute their quota towards the development of the university through their research works and experience.

Similarly, the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Prof. Mojisola Oyarekua, charged the students to be hardworking and diligent in their academic programmes.

She assured the students of an enabling environment that would enhance their academic success.

Edited By: Fela Fashoro and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq

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FUOYE admits 7,500 students, fixes matriculation for March 20



The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), on Thursday, said that no fewer than 7,500 students were admitted for the 2019/2020 academic session.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, made the disclosure while declaring open a three-day orientation programme for the newly-admitted students, in Oye-Ekiti.

The Vice Chancellor, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Abayomi Fasina, said that the new students would be matriculated on March 20.

While expressing happiness with the huge turnout of students for the programme, Soremekun promised that the university administration would ensure that they were exposed to the best facilities and learning practices available.

“I can assure you that we are going to give you the best in terms of facilities, teaching and every other thing that will facilitate learning.

“I want to tell you that, as a university, we are just nine years old and we have achieved so much within the period.

“We are the fastest growing university among the 11 universities established by the Federal Government in 2011.

“When you compare us with other universities that had just been established, we have the largest faculties, which are about nine in number,” he said.

The vice chancellor stressed the need for the newly-admitted students to promptly pay their school fees, noting that failure to comply within the stipulated time might rob them of their studentship.

“Matriculation is coming up on March 20, and the date is sacrosanct. If you have not paid your school fees, you cannot matriculate and you cannot defer your admission.

“If you have not completed your registration, I want to appeal to you to pay your school fees.

“As students of this university, we don’t want any problems. If there are issues that are confronting you, you can channel it to the Dean of Student Affairs or through the Students’ Union Government, and we can also discuss with a view to reaching an agreement.

I pray that the Lord will be with you during your stay in this university,” Soremekun said.

In his goodwill message, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Johnson Ojo, congratulated the new students, noting that programme was a tradition to get them familiarised with the institution’s rules and regulations.

He further emphasised that the university had zero tolerance for misconducts, such as examination malpractices and cultism, among other social vices.

Edited By: Gregg Mmaduakolam and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq

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FUOYE warns students on dangers of illicit drugs



The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) on Thursday warned students to desist from taking illicit and unprescribed drugs.

Mr Adeyinka Ademuyiwa, the Deputy Director, Corporate Services of the university, gave the warning in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Oye-Ekiti.

Ademuyiwa said that some students had cultivated the habit of taking unprescribed drugs to sleep, read, have sexual intercourse, which were harmful to their health.

He noted that some students were also fond of taking cannabis, especially the male students because they wanted to carry out some undue activities in their hostels or on the campus.

Ademuyiwa noted that the welfare and health of the students were major priority to the management of the university, saying that “drug abuse is a punishable offence for any student caught in the act’’.

He said that the management of the university had been sensitising the students against drug abuse through various orientation programmes but some of them still indulged in the act.

Ademuyiwa, however, said that any student or group of students caught taking illicit and harmful drugs, after due investigation, would be expelled from the university.

Edited By: Nkiru Ifeajuna/Adeleye Ajayi

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Expect adequate facilities soon, FUOYE VC assures students



Prof. Kayode Soremekun, Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), on Wednesday, said that efforts were in top gear to provide adequate  facilities for the over 20,000 students of the institution.

Soremekun, who disclosed this in Ikole-Ekiti, shortly after inspecting some of the newly-built faculty buildings and other projects completed by his administration, assured that more buildings and facilities would be provided before the end of the year.

He said that the newly-built structures were completed in record time to further create an enabling environment for teaching and learning in the institution.

“I must say that I am delighted that FUOYE is developing on daily basis, with the establishment of some faculties and upgrade of facilities.

“I can attribute this to God and my culture of excellence. If you do a research about my background, you will find out that I am somebody who derives joy in excellent performance.

“We have been able to complete faculties of management, engineering, agriculture and other notable ones in due time to further create an enabling environment for our students because we cherish education in FUOYE.

“The faculties of basic science, pharmacy and the mass communication studio were located in phase three; they are not accessible because of the roads leading to the buildings.

“ Hopefully, before the end of February, the roads will be reconstructed to ease free movement of vehicles.

“We have also completed our mass communication studio which is well- equipped to train our students, and very soon, FUOYE will be broadcasting from the studio.

“ We are working hard to make available lots of facilities for our over 20,000 students. So before the end of 2020, more buildings and facilities will be in place,” he said.

The vice chancellor solicited for more support from the members of staff of the university and further appealed to them for more patience with the management, promising to prioritise their welfare with friendly policies.

He advised the students to make judicious use of the facilities and imbibe maintenance culture.

Edited By: Shittu Obassa and ‘Wale Sadeeq

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