It was a special occasion and excitement for the students of Federal University Oye Ekiti at the just concluded maiden annual sports week held on both campuses of the university. The three day event as organized by the university sports committee had ten (10) different games competed for by participants representing their various faculties of discipline. The games included Football, Basketball, Chess, Scrabble, Athletics, Shot-put, Javelin, long jump, Table Tennis and Discus.

Speaking at the opening ceremony for the football category, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kayde Soremekun speaking through his deputy, Prof. Abayomi Fasinu, gave the assurance that his administration would give their full support to all sporting activities on campus more so that the university has a more visible youthful workforce. He equally called on the understanding of the university sports enthusiasts (stakeholders) to exercise patience as administration strives to put in place all necessary facilities needed for sports development in the university.

Also speaking, Chairman of university sports committee, Dr. Malomo Dosu enjoined all participants to approach the respective games in the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play and thus, not perceive the competition as a do or die affair. According to him, hosting of several competitions as this, would provide an enabling platform for young talents to be discovered and harnessed earlier for future sports competitions.

The male football competition (Preliminaries) started off in an enthralling encounter which saw faculty of science and faculty of social sciences emerge as eventual finalists. With all being put into the game by both teams at the regulation time, members of staff who had served as spectators were on hand to witness which team was going to carry the day. It was decided on penalties as faculty of science emerged the final winner of the football competiton.

Sequel to the event was presentation of medals and certificates by the vice chancellor to deserving participants at the grand finale. Over six hundred students participated in the various categories of games while four hundred and fifty (450) participants received gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.

 Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Soremekun expressed elation over the wonderful performance exhibited by the athletes. The Don enjoined the sports committee to keep up with the task of driving sports development in the university. In his words, “sports is an integral part of any scholarly endeavor because a sound body is a sound mind. We intend to promote a healthy balance between academics and sports”.

 Other members of the sports committee were on hand to ensure the smooth outing of the event.


Federal University Oye Ekiti recently hosted royalty when the traditional council of Ikole Kingdom led by its paramount ruler, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ajibade Adewunmi Fashiku, Aladesekole 1, paid a courtesy call on the vice chancellor, Prof. Kayode Soremekun in his office.

Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Oba Fasakin said the visit was to felicitate with the vice chancellor over the assumption of his new office at the newly completed ultra-modern administrative complex as well as commending him for the unprecedented development strides recorded during his administration. In his words, ‘’ we are impressed with the success story recorded in the institution during your administration’’

The traditional ruler also stated that they were pleased with the efforts of the university management under Professor Kayode Soremekun which has endeared the university for global attraction. He however, stated that his domain required more visibility of development in the university especially in areas of more establishment of faculties at Ikole campus adding that the traditional institution and the entire people of Ikole kingdom were ready to render all necessary support to the institution as evidenced in their donation of 350KVA generator to Ikole campus of the university.

Responding, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Soremekun expressed elation at their visit assuring that the doors of his administration were widely open to every group or individuals that have the growth of the institution at heart. He commended the visiting monarchs for their unrelenting support to the university.

Professor said that the request for more visibility at Ikole campus was a good and legitimate idea but, however, said that such issues were broad based policies which required governing council consideration which he assured he would convey to them.

He also revealed that apart from the fact that all the programmes in the faculty of agriculture have been authorized to undergo post graduate programmes, the remaining three departments in the faculty of Engineering (Computer Science, Mechanical and Material and Metallurgical Engineering) were receiving desired  attention for timely accredit


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