VICE CHANCELLOR, OYE YOUTHS PARLEY
The Vice Chancellor, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Professor Isaac Asuzu, recently had an interactive session with officers of Oye Youth Association, OYA, a socio-cultural and economic youth vanguard in Oye community; the meeting was the first of its kind since the Vice Chancellor assumed duties in the institution.
Venue was the conference room of the Vice Chancellor.
Speaking on behalf of the youths, the President of the association, Omowaye Ayodeji, thanked the Vice Chancellor for squeezing time out of his busy schedule to parley with them.
While promising a cordial working relationship between the association and the university, Mr Ayodeji volunteered that OYA members can be very beneficial to the university in ensuring harmonious relationship between town and gown, and especially as it relates to safety of students and staff living among the natives. He expressed the association’s preparedness to work in-conjunction with the institution to realize the overall goals of the institution.
Mr Ayodeji also pleaded with the Vice Chancellor for employment and admission opportunities for Oye people especially with regards to catchment slots for the indigenous people. The youth leader also indicated interest of their people in the area of building and supply contracts from the university. Mr Ayodeji affirmed that the community understands that the compensation for the land is to be paid by the state government. He however pleaded with the Vice Chancellor to help in facilitating the compensation to deserving land owners.
In his response, the Vice Chancellor equally expressed delight at the visit, saying that his doors would remain open to the association for any interface over the progress of the young institution as long as he was given prior notice.
Professor Asuzu assured him that the university gives special consideration for Oye indigenous people in the areas of employment, admission and contracts. He however, pointed out that most contract awards are outside his jurisdiction, assuringthem he would keep to his word on admitting and employing qualified candidates of Oye descent where vacancies exist.
The Vice Chancellor further maintained that his administration is favourably disposed towards a mutual beneficial relationship between the institution and the host community and as such any useful contributions to that effect will always be embraced.
FUOYE STAFF CMS ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
The Federal University Oye-Ekiti Staff Multi-purpose Cooperative Society conducted her first election on Wednesday February 11, 2015. The much awaited election started with accreditation of cooperators at various polling units across the two campuses of the university located severally at Oye and Ikole as early as 9.00am. Staff of Information and Protocol Unit that were stationed at various polling units within the campus, attested that the accreditation exercise started on time and there was considerable turn out of members of the cooperative society.
Voting commenced at exactly 12:30pm and ended at 3pm. At around4pm, the results from Ikole and Oye campuses were juxtaposed and the winners announced. Mr. Adeleke Olusesan from the Physical Planning Unit emerged as the President and Engr. Owoeye Adebayo from the Department of Electrical Engineering emerged as Vice President. Other elected officers include Mr. Olajide Ilesanmi, general secretary, Mr. Mohammed Bankole Treasurer, Mr Fadamiro Abiodun Financial Secretary, Mr. Owoeye Michael as the assistant general secretary and Miss Omorinbola Tope as the ex-officio. It was all jubilation and back-slapping thereafter within the university as other activities for the day were partially paralyzed.
In a chat with the president-elect on conduct of the election, Mr. Adeleke said the election was a close contest, as his opponent was never going to be a pushover. He was full of gratitude to God for the eventual outcome. Mr. Adeleke said in his first tenure as the president he will ensure that cooperators have access to their money as and when due. He further promised to channel the first six months of his administration to disbursement of loans. He concluded by thanking God for this opportunity to serve members. Also, Engr. Owoeye the vice president-elect expressed his opinion about the election to be free and fair because he expected to have a difficult run in the contest but as event turned out the peoples view came into play. He pledged his support for the president-elect to ensure that the society is transformed into a better society that will serve the interest of members. He affirmed that there will be a concerted effort by the new executive to ensure that members of the cooperative society enjoy a certain level of comfort.
ICT MOVES TO NEW COMPLEX.
The Information and Communication Technology, ICT, Center which before now was at the Library Building in the main campus of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti has moved to a new complex.
The new complex located at the Phase ll development site is one of the intervention projects of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund. Equipped with state-of-the art facilities, its occupation follows a hand over of the complex to the institution sequel to its successful completion early this year. Staff and students are already relishing the new facilities installed there.
The question on the lips of everyone now is: Which Department or Unit will move next? Time will tell.
SERVICES OF ERRING FUOYE STAFF TERMINATED
Sequel to the staff unrest of 18 & 19 December 2014, as well as of Friday January 23 2015, a Panel of Investigation was instituted by Management of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, to look into these issues. For the records, some staff of the university on December18 and 192014, shut down the university, chased staff and students out of their offices and classrooms and even blocked the Ado- Okene Federal highway. Again on January 23, 2015 the same set of staff disrupted academic activities within the University and created pandemonium within the campuses of the University.
A statement following Management meeting of Friday 9th January2015, considered the terms of reference of the panel which included:
i. To determine the immediate and remote causes of the staff unrest and,
ii. To recommend measures to be taken to forestall future occurrence of such demonstration.
The Panel subsequently called for memoranda from members of staff within the context of its terms of reference. The Panel was further mandated to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the last unrest of January 23, 2015.
Staff involved in the unrests were duly invited and given opportunity to defend their actions and motivations before the Panel members. Testimonies were taken where necessary. At the end, the Panel submitted its report and Management met on February 9, 2015 to review the report and act on its recommendations.
Management after considering the report of the Panel, decided to discontinue with the services of the indicted staff. Consequently the services of ten (10) staff were terminated and offered one month salary in lieu of notice.
The affected staff are hereby advised to handover any University property in their custody to the Personnel Affairs Unit and to stay away from the campuses of the University in their best interests.
The University is not closed down. Staff and students are enjoined to go about their legitimate duties as the University will continue to frown at actions considered counter-productive to the existence of the young University.
ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR 200 LEVEL FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE STUDENTS
The programme commenced by 1:35 pm with opening prayer taken by Comrade Adelu Ridwan after which the opening remark was taken by the President Mr. Adeniji Segun Michael. The programme was then handed over to the anchor person, Emmanuel Akinola.
The lecturers for the day were Dr. Mrs. Osakwe, Mr Bayo and Mr Innocent. In her lecture, Falabake Michael who spoke on the topic Academic Excellence on Campus, advised the 200 level students to put their studies first and shun other irrelevant activities that will not contribute to their studies and lives on campus.
The second lecture was taken by Mr Innocent and he spoke on the theme of the day, PRIDEAND VALUE IN AGRICULTURE. The third lecture was on Time Management and Moral Values by Mr Victor Sunday Samuel, and the entrepreneurship Lecture on the topic: Entrepreneurship Opportunity was taken by Commrade Odutola Opeyemi. On her part, Dr. Mrs Osakwe advised the students to put God as the epitome of their lives and Mr Bayode Omobepade advised the students to shun violence and political activities that could jeopardize their studies. The vote of thank was taken by the committee chairman, Osadebay Philip.