Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti State, has again shined at a national event, Nigerian Universities' Theatre Arts Festival (NUTAF), by winning gold in drama performance, third position in drums ensemble, and best individual talents in directing, acting, costuming and make-up. A team of 25 students of the Department of Theatre and Media Arts (TMA), FUOYE led by their staff adviser, Mr. Tayo Isijola, won the laurels at this year's edition of NUTAF held at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.

The feat came barely two months after the same TMA took third position in their maiden participation in a global event,  African Drum Festival. Other departments in FUOYE including Mechatronics, Food technology and Agriculture among others have also won laurels at different contests.

Speaking about the festival, a founding member of staff of FUOYE,  pioneer Head of Department (HOD) of TMA, FUOYE, and current Dean, Post Graduate Studies, Prof. Rasaki Ojo Bakare, said: " The first edition of the Nigerian Universities' Theatre Arts Festival, (NUTAF), held at the University of Ibadan (U.I) in 1981, about 40 years ago now.

matthew.ezemaI am pleased to convey the commendation of the Vice-Chancellor and the entire Management on your admirable and exemplary display of honesty, transparency and integrity in the course of the handling of your upgrade from the position of Assistant Lecturer to Lecturer II in the University.

Management noted that, despite the error in the initial letter of upgrade issued to you and the attendant financial implications which might otherwise have cost the University millions of Naira had it not been corrected; you displayed marked uprightness in drawing attention to the error, though you were yet to be paid your salaries.

This gives the older generation optimism that the future is safe in the hands of worthy persons like you who live by values and virtues, and thus shine as lights.

 qualityThe Academic Planning Unit held a one day workshop on Quality Assurance for all members of staff of the University. The theme of the workshop “Quality Assurance in higher education; issues and practices”. The convener of the workshop, Prof. Cecilia Akintayo, Director of Academic Planning, welcomed all and sundry to the event and declared the workshop open.

The workshop which held on 25th September, 2019 at Faculty of Science Auditorium had as it guest speaker Prof. Obinna Chukwu, Director of Academic Planning, University of Lagos and former Director, Quality Assurance and SERVICOM unit, University of Lagos. During his lecture, he mentioned that ‘quality assurance are all the planned and systematic activities implemented to provide confidence that a product or service will fulfill and maintain”. He spoke extensively on quality assurance in higher education and explained models to ensure that quality is guaranteed in the institution...


fuoyeHope of resumption of normal academic activities was on Friday raised by the management of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) as the panel earlier set up to investigate events leading to the tragedy that greeted the September 10 bloody protest by the students, has submitted its report.

Two students of FUOYE, Joseph Okonufua and Dada Kehinde, were shot dead allegedly by security agents during a protest by the students to press home their demand for adequate power supply by the Benin Electricity  Distribution Company (BEDC) to the twin campuses of Ikole and Oye and their environs. 

A press statement on Friday from the office of FUOYE’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Geoffrey Bakji, said the university management team had paid warm visits to the parents of the deceased and had since put in place an investigative panel.


 fuoye vcqVice-Chancellor of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, (FUOYE), Prof. Kayode Shoremekun has urged undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions, particularly, those in FUOYE, to cultivate positive values, saying that is the only way to have a fulfilled life.

Prof. Shoremekun said youths must learn to take responsibilities and engage in productive endeavours that will prepare them for leadership roles in the future and cautioned that they must avoid taking short routes to achieve their dreams and goals in life as such leads to disaster.
He spoke during a mentoring programme, organised by FUOYE Students Union Government, (SUG), entitled: Impact of Values, which held at the main auditorium of the Faculty of Sciences, FUOYE main campus in Oye, Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

The programme had some resource persons deliver motivational and inspiring lectures to build positive values into the students. The SUG chose the occasion to garland the V.C in appreciation of his sterling performance in raising academic standard, building infrastructures and providing huge learning facilities among others.