A Registrar’s Job Is beyond Admitting Students




The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, (TETFUND), has commended Federal University, Oye Ekiti, FUOYE, for clearly leading its contemporaries in project implementation during its visit to the university.

Speaking at the occasion, a member of Board of Trustees of TETFUND in charge of South West Zone, Lady (Dr) Anna Kolawole who recently led four staff of TETFUND on a work visit to the Vice Chancellor, Prof Isaac Asuzu, made this observation. Their mission was
specifically for project inspection and needs assessment of the university.

The meeting, which held in the Vice Chancellor’s office, started with Dr. Mrs. Anna Kolawole intimating the Vice Chancellor and some principal officers present of TETFUNDS’s
imminent plan to release the
2013 appropriated funds to each deserving institution across the nation, adding that the planned release of funds would be based principally on a proof of evident use of previous releases by each institution.

She therefore asked pointed questions bothering on FUOYE’s current students’ number, total landmass, report on the utilization of last TETFUND’s release to
the university, et cetera.

Reacting to the Trustee’s inquiries, Professor Asuzu revealed that the first money received by FUOYE in 2011 was
for 32 projects—out of which the
University, without a single default, had since completed all. He promised to take the visitors round the project sites as part
of their inspection tour.


The Vice Chancellor further
hinted that the institution’s
second subvention was from the presidency
under its presidential intervention projects scheme; adding that the fund
was meant for four projects

two faculty buildings, ICT complex
and library. According to the Vice Chancellor, these projects were
already under construction and had reached completion level ranging between 30% and 60%.

The visiting team reiterated its fund’s plan to build two student hostels, as well help train FUOYE’s academic staff at higher degree levels, in Nigeria and overseas.

Responding to the visitor’s promise, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Isaac Asuzu, appreciated their timely visit,
but decried the University inability to start full-scale research despite
parading an array of highly qualified academic manpower, due largely to

acute paucity of funds which has given rise to lack of facilities like laboratories, lecture halls, offices for staff et cetera. He therefore
prayed the team leader, Lady Chief Mrs. Anna Kolawole to help convey FUOYE’s plight to Abuja.

On his part, the Acting Registrar of FUOYE, Mr. Daniel Adeyemo, appealed for special intervention in area of water, emphasizing that water scarcity on campus posed a great challenge to smooth operation of the institution. Concluding, Mr. Adeyemo enjoined TETFUND to take into consideration FUOYE’s unique structure of two campuses, as it poses a huge funding challenge.

 The TETFUND team leader promised to convey the prayers of FUOYE management to their headquarters’ while stating that the 2013 normal intervention fund would take care of FUOYE’s water needs.

After the closed door meeting, the visiting team was taken through an inspection tour of past and pres projects on the FUOYE campuses.

Visibly impressed by what she saw on ground, Chief Mrs. Anna Kolawole praised management over what she termed, FUOYE unmatched integrity and total adherence to TETFUND’s project implementation therefore assured management of Tetfund ‘s readiness to always partner with it in all fronts.

                 Reports by Ojiaku Kalu


profFUOYE Public Lecture Holds: Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Speaker: Prof. Isaac Uzoma Asuzu, Vice Chancellor, FUOYE
Topic: Tertiary Education and National Transformation: Challenges and Future Expectations.      Venue: University Main Auditorium, Oye-Ekiti
Time: 12.30 pm.



Havilah Donates
N5m worth of books to FUOYE.


Havilah Merchants Nigeria Limited, in rising up to what it called its corporatesocial responsibility, has donated books worth N5m to Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti State on Monday, February 17,2014, at the University Main Campus, at Oye-Ekiti.


The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Asuzu, was represented by Dean Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Christian Bolu. The Dean while welcoming the donor on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, who was away to Abuja on an official engagement, commended Havilah Merchants Nigeria Limited for their worthy and timely contribution to the development of the young university.


The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Havilah Merchants Nigeria Limited, Ogbeni ‘Lanre Adesuyi, in his address thanked God for making the donation possible by offering him the opportunity not only to draw attention to the socio-economic significance of having a Federal University located in Oye-Ekiti, but equally to underscore the appropriateness of a Yoruba adage which says that ‘’Agbajo owopo l’a fi n so’ya’’, (Unity in progress).


Ogbeni Adesuyi said Federal University, Oye-Ekiti had, since inception three years ago, made steadyprogress in infrastructural development and academic pursuit. He recalled that about a year ago,FUOYE in her quest for a rapid academic development had entrusted upon him the chairmanship ofthe University’s Fund Raising Committee for which he thanked God for the success he and membersof his committee recorded in the discharge of the assignment. He however agreed that much more remained to be done.


At the end of his speech the MD/CEO, on behalf of Havilah Merchants Nigeria Limited, donated academic books and reference materials worth over N5m to FUOYE, stating that it was his modest contribution towards the rapid growth of academic programmes in the fledgling university.

According to him, the concept of communal growth meant that every little contribution, even thewidow’s mite, filled a vacuum in the hierarchy of needs. He therefore called for the singleness of purpose and the determination that characterised Nehemiah’s successful building project in the Bible; and avowed that only through these can the dream of making FUOYE a first-class university be achieved.


Havilah Merchants Nigeria Limited is a wholly indigenous firm which is in the forefront of ensuring that tertiary institutions, corporate establishments and MDAs get the best quality products and services in the books procurement, library shelving, library automation, provision of furniture, equipment and electronics database. He stated that the company was determined to make indelible contributions to the University’s history of growth and success as they marched into greatness together in the years ahead, God willing.


Finally, he called on all concerned to rise to the clarion call of FUOYE in their bid to bequeath the legacy of Oxford or Harvard education to FUOYE when its history shall be revisited in a few years to come.   The University Librarian, Mr Michael Afolabi, in his response on receiving the books on behalf of the University, thanked the donor for his kind and worthy gesture, promising that the books would go a long way in ameliorating the University’s book- related needs. Mr Afolabi maintained that a well- equipped library was a sine qua non for a good university which is captured in a popular parlance, ‘’show me your library, I will tell you the quality of your University’’.


In his closing remarks, Prof. Christian Bolu thanked the Havilah Chairman for the donation. He alsorevealed that a recent world universities ranking placed FUOYE at 10, 760 in the world, 209 in African and 27 in Nigeria which made it number one among the 12 new universities in Nigeria. He hoped that the books would contribute immensely to further boosting the rank of the university in future rankings.


The event was graced by the Oloye of Oye-Ekiti, Oba Sir Michael Oluwole Ademolaju and his entourage, Principal Officers and some staff members of the University, members of the press and some other dignitaries.

Abduction Of Two Fuoye Staff

It is with deep sorrow and regrets that the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, announces the sudden death of one of her staff, Miss Fidelia Nwabundo Nnaji.The late Miss Nnaji was on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, abducted by unknown gunmen along Ifaki-Ayegbaju road, alongside another staff of the University, Miss Njideka Obiekwe, on their way from Federal Medical Centre, Ido where they had gone to visit a sick colleague. There were also three other victims. Read more...