The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Professor Kayode Soremekun, recently paid a courtesy call on the paramount ruler of Ikole-Ekiti Kingdom, Oba Adewunmi Ajibade Fasiku, in his palace. This is in continuation of the Vice-Chancellor’s visit to host communities of the University.

Oba Fasiku, who received Professor Soremekun and his entourage, expressed delight at the visit and reiterated his Kingdom’s support for the University. He informed his guest that the community, besides other contributions, had donated a 500KVA generator to the institution as part of measures to ensure the accreditation of Engineering Programmes located in the Ikole Campus.

Responding, Professor Soremekun said his mission in the University was to ensure the steady growth and rapid development of the young institution. He expressed delight with the contribution of Ikole Community to the University stressing that it was the first time he heard of the community’s donation of a 500KVA generator set. He added that his administration will ensure equity and probity in handling employment and admission matters. He however expressed worry that the quest for the accreditation of the Engineering Faculty has suffered a setback as the contractor handling the engineering workshop has abandoned the work. This was in view of another visit by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) billed for July 2016. The Vice-Chancellor, however, expressed readiness to ensure that work resumed on the project.

The Vice-Chancellor called for the need to maintain the thriving symbiotic relationship between town and gown. Citing an example with an individual who donated equipment worth five million naira, he stressed that the institution would benefit from more of such philanthropy. Professor Soremekun assured the monarch of his readiness to give serious consideration to his advice in view of the monarch’s wealth of experience. He said the doors of his administration were wide open to all ideas that would lift the University to greater heights.

The Elekole was in the company of other Obas, High Chiefs and Chiefs from different communities that make up the Ikole Kingdom. On the Vice Chancellor’s entourage were the University Registrar, Mr Daniel Adeyemo, Director Administration and Special Duties in the office of the Vice Chancellor, Mr Olatubosun Odusanya, as well as the Principal Security Officer of the University, Mr Akin Fatoye.

From the Left Mr. Abiodun Adeyemo, Pharmacy Ahmed I. Yakasai and Mr. Lanre Adesuyi

The Federal University of Oye-Ekiti congratulates Pharmacy Ahmed I. Yakasai for his investiture as the President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, which held on the 18th of February 2016.

The University Registrar Mr. Abiodun Adeyemo represented the University at the occasion, the Chairman Endowment Committee of our University Mr. Lanre Adesuyi was also present to felicitate with him.

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.

 

From the Left Mr. Abiodun Adeyemo, Pharmacy Ahmed I. Yakasai and Mr. Lanre Adesuyi

The Federal University of Oye-Ekiti congratulates Pharmacy Ahmed I. Yakasai for his investiture as the President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, which held on the 18th of February 2016.

The University Registrar Mr. Abiodun Adeyemo represented the University at the occasion, the Chairman Endowment Committee of our University Mr. Lanre Adesuyi was also present to felicitate with him.

 

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!