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.

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The Federal University Oye-Ekiti, (FUOYE)’s Faculty of Sciences has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with South Africa (S. A)’s Vaal University of Technology (VUT), to enhance research, exchange of academic programmes and capacity building among staff and students of both institutions, among others.

The development was a concluding phase of the 2019 FUOYE International Science Conference, organised by the Faculty of sciences under the leadership of the Dean, Prof. Olayide Lawal, a Professor of Industrial and Macromolecular Chemistry. The conference, which held for two days, was themed: ” Innovation and Advancement in Nanonscience and Nanotechnology. Lead papers were delivered by Prof. Elizer Bobby Naidoo of Vaal University and Dr. Adekunle Adeyemi of FUOYE, department of mechatronics...

 

delegationVice Chancellor, Federal University OyeEkiti, Prof. KayodeSoremekun and  Ex Director General, Abuja and Calabar Carnival, now, Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies, FUOYE, Prof. Rasaki Ojo Bakare have enjoined the presidency to give more support for the advancement of the nation’s cultural heritage for tourism in his efforts to diversify the economy.

They made the call recently, when the students of the University’s Department of Theatre & Media Arts, led by Professor Rasaki Ojo Bakare, Ag. Dean, Faculty of Arts, Dr. Bolanle Opoola and HOD of the department, Dr. Jonathan Mbachaga, presented the plaque award and cash prize of Five Hundred Thousand Naira(N500, 000), it received for emerging third best position at the prestigious African Drums Festivalcompetition.

 


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The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Kayode Soremekun, speaks with ADEWUMI ADEMIJU about university education, and the establishment of private universities, among other issues

Do you subscribe to the claim in some quarters that proliferation of private universities has reduced the quality of university education in the country?

Let me begin by saying that it is not always good enough to generalise issues. The fact that you have an expansion in the number of private universities does not mean that the quality has declined necessarily. I, for one can speak from personal experience. In the course of my career, I have worked in one of the private universities and it is possible for me to say that private universities have added value to the Nigerian university system. Then, it will be unfair to say that the establishment has led to decline in the quality of graduates and scholarship. Some of these universities have continued to hold their heads.

 

NUCCongratulations to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released its rankings for all Universities in Nigeria, both private and government owned, and the rankings showed quite curious results.

According to the ranking, out of over hundred (100) ranked Universities in Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria came out top, beating University of Lagos, and Obafemi Awolowo University to second and third places respectively.

At the 4th position is University of Ibadan. The only Non-Federal University in the top ten ranking, National Daily gathered is Covenant University, Ota which also emerged as the best Private University in the ranking on the 6th position in the National Ranking.

Lagos State University, (LASU), Ojo is the best ranked State University at 16th position. Other Universities at the top include: University of Ilorin at 5th, University of Nigeria, Nsukka at 7th, while University of Benin, University of Abuja and University of Port Harcourt occupy the 8th, 9th, and 10th position respectively.