The Ekiti State Police command has assured the Federal University Oye-Ekiti community of a cordial and harmonious working relationship. Led by the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Etop John James, the command visited the university while on their familiarization tour of police formations and traditional institutions across the state.

The police boss in company of some of his other commanding officers such as the officer -in-charge of the Mobile Police and the OC CIB, among others, was received by the Vice Chancellor Professor, Isaac Asuzu, in his office.

The police boss said he came and inherited a harmonious working relationship between the institution and the command and reiterated that his officers and men are always willing to offer necessary services to the university community. He promised that no effort will be spared towards providing an enabling environment for a peaceful co-existence between town and gown. As a specialist in police-community relations, he said that the doors of his administration were wide open for complaints or suggestions on how to relate best with staff and students of the university community.

Responding, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Isaac Asuzu applauded the police for ensuring peace in FUOYE. He appreciated the OC Mopol and his men especially for their unrelenting efforts and support during the staff unrest of December 2014. He assured his guests and the police command at large that the institution would continue to relate with the police not only in times of trouble but as partners in progress. He hinted that FUOYE in due course might introduce courses such as law, criminology and ICT that would involve officers and men of the police. This he said is what obtains in advanced societies and which deepens police-university relations. No institution, he said, can do without the police. “We should be relating, not only when we have challenges” he suggested.

The university principal officers were all present during the courtesy call by the police commissioner.

 

The administrative axe-head of a university is the registrar. In other words, the registrar is the person in charge of the day to day administration of the university, providing assistance to the vice chancellor on day-today administration of academic and administrative matters of the university.

The office of the registrar, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, since inception, had been filled in an acting capacity until May 4, 2015 when a substantive registrar was appointed. It was a keenly contested post, with many qualified candidates applying, from whom only one among the best would emerge.

When the dust settled, the best emerged. And who is this chosen one? He is none other than Daniel Abiodun Adeyemo, (DAA). As acting Registrar, Mr. Adeyemo had demonstrated that he was cut out for this job, a round peg in a round hole; a man with an acute mind and a sharp mental capacity who can think while standing.

An administrator par excellence, Mr. Adeyemo, until his appointment, rose through the ranks of administrative service and has proved that whether in acting or substantive capacity, he can deliver. After all, the two nomenclatures only represent the indices of administrative convenience as the job itself remains the same.

For the next five years, Mr. Adeyemo will continue to steer the administrative ship of the university, only this time with a different designation. The environment and the administrative circumstances will remain pretty the same, except that the appointment of a substantive registrar coincided with the institution of the University Governing Council which hitherto was non-existent.

Will this co-incidence change anything? Whatever changes one expects would be positive and geared towards achieving the overall goal of the university since the Registrar is the Secretary of the Governing Council thereby shouldering the responsibility of the Council in its oversight functions of local administrative issues of the university.

DAA, a former Geography tutor, a graduate of University of Ibadan, whose career in university

administration began at Federal University of Technology Akure, is a sturdy-looking, quick-stepped man with a square head that is full of wisdom and a capacity for sharp, incisive thought. Mr Adeyemo hails from Aramoko-Ekiti and while his modest upbringing sharpened his survival instinct, his determination to shake off the enervating shackles of poverty spurred him from one higher step to another in his chosen career until he reached this very peak.

We all desire to attain the peak of our various careers and professions in life. Only few actually achieve it – for the space tapers as the position rises. To attain the apex of one's career is an uncommon grace bestowed on man by God from above. We, therefore, thank God for Mr.

Adeyemo and wish him a memorable tenure as the pioneer Registrar of Federal University Oye-Ekiti. Oye Amo ri oo!

FUOYE and CORNELL University to Establish an MOU

 

Federal University, Oye-Ekiti and Cornell University, USA are to establish a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the facilitation of international academic exchange. The MOU, when in operation, will be a framework for cooperative programmes in which the exchange will seek to develop academic and scientific relationships as well as support collaborative research activities between the institutions. By this arrangement, students of Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) can take up relevant academic programmes at Cornell University, and  vice versa.

The MOU draft, with seventeen concise sections, covers a wide range of subjects from the routine issues of student conduct while on the programme to project export, insurance, project agreement and academic freedom.

Effective date of the MOU is consequent upon signature of all parties, whereas it shall expire five years after the effective date and shall be extended to accommodate any running projects until such projects are concluded.

Cornell University is acting on behalf of College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) Ithaca, USA. The Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Professor Isaac Asuzu and Professor Kathryn J. Boor are the prospective signatories to the agreement on behalf of FUOYE and Cornell University, respectively.

 

FACULTIES OF SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING MOVE TO NEW OFFICES

Some faculties of Federal University Oye-Ekiti have started moving to their permanent sites barely two weeks into the first month of year 2015. This is sequel to the successful handover to the engineering and science faculties at ikole and oye campuses respectively a couple of weeks ago.

The state-of-the-art structures would provide more office space, lectures would provide more office space, lecturs theartres, auditoriums as well as laboratories for use by both staff and students.

As at the time of this report, some staff that were seen helping in moving furniture to the new sites expressed delight at the development and evisaged that it was a sign of greater things still ahead. Others who spoke on the basis of anonymity said the development also meant an expansion in the admission quota of the institution, and pledge to work hard to justify government’s confidence on the young institution.

Student, both fresh and returning, also applauded the development saying it was a challenge for them to do better  in the days ahead.

In the same vein Information and Technology communication (ICT) has also moved to its permanent site.

 

"Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) gives official recognition to all undergraduate engineering programmes of Federal University Oye-Ekiti!

 

Programmes given pre-accreditation are:

 

1.     Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering

2.     Civil Engineering

3.     Computer Engineering

4.     Electrical/Electronic Engineering

5.     Mechanical Engineering

6.     Mechatronics Engineering

7.     Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

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