It was another day of book reading when Federal University Oye Ekiti recently played host to the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Ekiti State chapter on February 16, 2017 at the university auditorium. The Association inaugurated its first Ekiti chapter of ANA Executive Council members. The event was in honor of the former National President of ANA, Dr. Wale Okediran, who also served as the guest writer and reader for the occasion.

Dr. Okediran, a multiple award winning author, is also the founder of the Ebedi International Writers Residency and has so many books to his name, with some of his latest books, ‘’Tenants of the House’’ and keepers of the Tribe’’ emerging as co-winner of the 2012 Wole Soyinka African Literature Prize. During the course of his book reading, he urged all who were interested in the art of writing to write primarily to communicate and solve a need instead of just aspiring to win awards.

Former Executive Governor, Engr. Segun Oni, who was a dignitary at the event commended the guest writer’s works and affirmed that the greatest of all gifts God can bestow upon any man is the gift of creativity. He equally promised using his good office to evolve a viable writing workshop centre that students and other literary enthusiasts can key into to explore their innate creative writing abilities.

Senator Ayo Arise commended the Vice Chancellor’s frantic efforts towards expanding the carrying capacity of the institution especially in the new academic programmes introduced by his administration.

Chief host, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, expressed delight and applauded the Association for choosing FUOYE as her base for the convention. He equally spoke of universities cultivating what he called ‘the university idea’ which is now a total departure of what it used to be.

It was also an occasion of facility tour for the guests as the Vice Chancellor and his team led them around the various facilities and ongoing projects within the campus.

Other members in attendance were; Akogun Tai Oguntayo, State Coordinator, Dr. Olumide Ogunrotimi, State Scribe, Registrar, Mr. D.A. Adeyemo

Following the sudden declaration of Monday 12th December as public holiday, you are hereby informed that the opening of pre-qualification and financial bid documents has been postponed to hold on Tuesday 13th December. The venue and time remain the same.



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The National Universities Commission has approved the commencement of eighteen (18) new academic programmes in the Federal University Oye- Ekiti. In a letter dated November 14, 2016 to the Vice Chancellor Professor Kayode Soremekun, signed by the NUC Director of Academic Standards, Dr. G.B Kumo said the approval followed the successful evaluation visit carried out by panels of experts to the university with a view to assessing the human and material resources available for the establishment of the new programmes.

The letter further said “I am directed to inform you that the management committee during the 504th meeting held on Saturday 12 November, 2016 considered and approved the establishment of the full time mode of the following programmes to be run in the campus of the university only, effective from 2016/2017 session:

The programmes include Public Administration (BSc.) Business Administration, (BSc.) Peace and Conflict Resolution (BSc).Others include Library and Information Science (BSc.), Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSc.), Mass Communication (BSc.), Banking and Finance (BSc.), Agricultural Science Education (BSc. Ed), Biology Education, (BSc Ed)as well as  Chemistry Education (BSc. Ed), Mathematics Education( BSc. Ed). Also approved are English Education( B.A Ed), Criminology and Security studies (BSc.), Political Science (BSc.)and History and International Studies, (B.A).

The University management on its part has taken urgent steps aimed at providing more human and material resources for the development and growth of the approved programmes

This development brings to forty six (46) total numbers of academic programmes and seven (7) faculties.  

The vice chancellor of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Professor Kayode Soremekun, has called on the citizens of Oye community to assist the university even as they expect benefits from the institution. Professor Soremekun was responding to speeches during a reception organized in his honour during the weekend at the Oye Civic Center.

According to the vice chancellor, in as much as the university is willing to consider the host community in admissions, employment opportunities and contract award, the citizens should equally strive to assist the young institution in surmounting its ever-increasing challenges so it can grow to give back to the host community.

The vice chancellor applauded the contributions of the Oye community to the university and said that his administration will ensure that Oye citizens enjoy all accruable benefits, hinting that the contract for the renovation of the block for the new faculty of Education was awarded to an Oye indigene.

He expressed appreciation for the reception saying, “I am overwhelmed by what I saw here today, this event is beyond my imagination, I thank you so very much.” He maintained that his administration is favorably disposed toward any community that will help to move FUOYE forward, and will, therefore, welcome any advice or contributions to that effect.

Speaking, the paramount ruler of Oye kingdom, the Oloye of Oye, Sir Michael Oluwole Ademolaju, said the occasion was a special one. “Today’s event is unique in that, for the first time since the establishment of the university, we are welcoming as the vice chancellor of FUOYE a man of our descent, a Yoruba man who understands our cultural particularities,” he said.

The Monarch commended Professor Soremekun for starting well, “Your approach to the administration of the university since your arrival so far reveal that you are actually conscious of the need for the uprightness and openness in serving one’s people; you have pursued the introduction of new faculties and departments with utmost sincerity of purpose.”

The traditional ruler climaxed his remarks by declaring Professor Soremekun a bona fide citizen of Oye and christening him “OMODELE” of Oye Kingdom, in fulfillment of his earlier promise of giving the vice chancellor the Oye city key. Oba Ademulaju prayed that Professor Soremekun’s name be written in an indelible mark in the history of the university at its developmental stage.

President of Oye Progressive Union (OPU), Hon. Barr. Akinbowale Omole had informed the vice chancellor that Oye people received the news of his appointment with joy in the hope that it would further strengthen the relationship between the university and her host community.

The OPU president applauded Professor Soremekun for starting on the right footing adding, “We want to note that you are taking off well, particularly in the areas of new faculties and departments which is the desired expansion. It is our wish that in no distant time the university will be able to compete with other top universities in the country and abroad.”

Barrister Omole also hinted that the occasion was not for any other purpose than to welcome the vice chancellor and create an opportunity for interaction between him and the community in order to foster good and lasting relationship now and beyond his tenure.

The vice chancellor was accompanied to the event by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Raphael Ajayi, the Head of Ikole campus, Professor Olugbenga Amu, management and other staff.