FUOYE DEDICATES ENGINEERING LABORATORY AND LIBRARY
Federal University Oye-Ekiti has recorded another milestone in its quest for quality academic development.
On Thursday May 5, 2015, its Metrology Laboratory named after Engineer Otis Anyaeji and the Faculty of Engineering Library named after Lanre Adesuyi were dedicated.
According to Vice Chancellor, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Professor Isaac Asuzu, the launch as in fulfillment of promises made by Engineer Otis Anyaeji and Lanre Adesuyi during an infrastructure development drive and fund-raising dinner held at Abuja on October 23, 2013.
Professor Asuzu revealed that at that occasion, Otis Anyaeji made initial pledge of N4,188,971 for the completion of the University's Metrology laboratory which was redeemed within 24 hours. He later made a further donation of N655,000 for the laboratory furniture.
Engineer Otis, a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, is the chairman and chief executive officer of O.T. Otis Engineering Limited. Lanre Adesuyi, chairman and managing director, MD Havilah Merchants Ltd, pledged engineering books worth N5 million at the same event and redeemed same within 90days by donating engineering and technology books worth over N5 million.
Applauding their efforts, the vice chancellor said what is striking about these donators was that they came at a most appropriate period: “They gave us the much needed hope and energy to pursue the establishment of the Faculty of Engineering,” he said. He announced to the delight of the eminent personalities present that all the seven programmes of the Faculty of Engineering were pre-accredited by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in July 2014. ”This August the faculty programmes will also be undergoing NUC accreditation exercise.'
Professor Asuzu further said that in order to 'provide the necessary environment for high quality training and research in engineering disciplines and to promote the development of excellent entrepreneurial skills and innovation, the university strives relentlessly to equip and upgrade the R&D workshop, laboratory and library facilities.
“The efforts of the university notwithstanding, considerable support of partners is very much needed to be able to acquire most of the workshop equipment, scientific measuring instruments and books required for qualitative training and research that produce graduates that fit into the global marketplace,' the vice chancellor said. He therefore deeply appreciated Engr. Otis Anyaeji and Lanre Adesuyi in whose honour the ceremony was held while calling on other publicspirited
individuals and organisations to render invaluable support to the university.
Engr. Otis thanked the University for the honour bestowed on them by naming the facilities after them, while Lanre Adesuyi disclosed that he has commenced the process of reaching out to his friends both local and international to facilitate the early realization of a new commitment to the university.
Present at the occasion were representatives of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, (COREN), Nigerian Society of Engineers, (NSE), Automotive Council of Nigeria, Standards