FUOYE establishes Bilateral Exchange linkage with SWEDISH University.

Federal University Oye Ekiti has entered into a bi-lateral agreement with Boras University of Sweden with a view to promoting academic co-operation based on mutual exchange benefits amongst students and staff for teaching and research.  This historic event took place on Thursday, March 7, 2014 at Ikechukwu Iheanacho ICT centre. Present to witness the event were top management staff of FUOYE which included the Vice Chancellor, Professor Uzoma Asuzu, the Acting Registrar, Mr. Daniel Adeyemo, University Librarian Mr. Michael Afolabi, Dean Faculty of Engineering, Professor Christian Bolu, Dean Faculty of Science Professor Sylvia Uzochukwu,  Director Physical Planning Unit, Professor Amu and Professor  V. I. O. Ndirika.

Boras University Sweden was represented by Dr. Michael Titus, Associate Professor of Control Engineering, Deputy Dean, School of Engineering and Coordinator, International Linkages and Collaborations.  

 

The following were specific objectives of the collaboration:
i      Exchange of students
ii     Exchange of teachers
iii    Exchange of staff for research development purposes
iv    Research collaboration on Resource Recovery(Conversion of Waste to Energy) and Industrial Biotechnology.

Mr. Samuel Oluware, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Scandafric International Consultants Ltd, Sweden, facilitated the arrangement.

 Boras University representative, Dr. Michael Titus, through the use of a multimedia projected their study environment reflecting infrastructure, equipment and facilities that make their environment conducive for learning. He therefore wooed the university to partner with Boras University, Sweden, with emphasis on Agriculture, Science and Engineering. Attention, he said, would be paid to how the departments and faculties convert their waste products into valuable goods. The institution also intends to assist FUOYE build effective human capacity to enhance development.

According to Dr. Titus, European standard for Bachelors degree programmes is 3 years. Thereafter, qualified students may enrol for Masters degree programmes for a period between 1 and 2 years.  M.Sc graduates will then be offered doctorate degree programme positions at Boras University to continue their research work. Afterwards, the graduates return to their country with world class qualification to build up strong and sustained research centres in their universities.

Responding, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Asuzu, commended Boras University for counting FUOYE worthy to partner with. He said FUOYE should be interested as a university because the wastes around here are enormous enough to be refined into valuable needs for human benefit. He further stated that areas of need have been effectively covered in the presentation by Boras representatives, and encouraged both students and staff to avail themselves of the opportunity by applying and submitting their proposals to the committee in charge of selection. He promised that the university could send two or more staff in the relevant disciples earlier highlighted.

Thereafter, both the University management and Dr. Michael Titus of Boras University, Sweden signed a Memorandum of Understanding, (MOU).