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The Federal University Oye-Ekiti has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO) Osodi/Lagos.

The MOU was to create collaborative effects in the area of research and development using local raw materials. Speaking at the event ,the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kayode Soremekun said the doors of his administration where widely opened for  such positive collaboration assuring that he would provide all needed support for the engagement to succeed.

In her remarks the Director general of FIIRO, Professor(Mrs)Gloria Elemo said her Institute has confidence in FUOYE in view of the strides recorded by the Soremekun administration and assured that FIIRO will fulfill its own part of the bargain. Also speaking, Dean Faculty of Science, FUOYE, Professor Olayide Lawal said the decision to sought collaboration could not have come at a better time in view of the quest for research and Innovation in the faculty.

Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding by the leaderships of the two Institutions was a prelude to a public lecture with the theme;’ ”Fostering Collaboration between Research Institutes and Universities toward Commercializing Research Products which was delived by the Director general of FIIRO, Professor Gloria Elemo, at the faculty of science Auditorium.


The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University  Oye Ekiti, Professor Kayode Soremekun has reiterated the desire of his administration was determined to achieve nothing , but for the institution against all odds. The academic luminary dropped the hint while playing host to a team who visited the institution for the accreditation of various academic programmes.

Professor Soremekun also told his guests that the university currently ranks fourteenth {14th} among all the Universities in the country (according to the National Universities Commission ranking. He added efforts were been intensified for the institution to go above the current ranking, while applauding his Management team, staff and students for the feat so far attained.

The Vice Chancellor equally admonished the accreditation team to be objective while assuring them that he was fully prepared to make corrections where necessary. He further said the doors of his administration where widely opened to all ideas that will further move the institution forward.

Federal University Oye-Ekiti has seven (7) faculties with forty-nine (49) academic programmes while plans have been concluded for the commencement of a post graduate school haven graduated three sets of its students.




The following candidates have been offered admissions by Transfer.

1. EGBA Providence Zimako JAMB no 35981199EA, Mechtronics
2. SUNBARE-FUNTO Olutimehin Flourish 66392520AJ, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
3. OLAIYA Olufemi David 35528175EF Business Administration
4. BENSON Nelson Ayomide 56204720GH Economics
5. OMATEDIOR Sonia Ivie 65150936FI Political Science

The Vice Chancellor, Federal University Oye – Ekiti, Professor Kayode Soremekun has said his administration has recorded strides in spite of the paucity of Funds confronting the institution. Professor Soremekun dropped the hint while playing host to the House of Representatives Committee on Education in his office.

According to the Vice Chancellor, out of the One Hundred Million Naira approved as recurrent expenditure in the 2017 budget so far only Ten Million Naira has been released to FUOYE. In spite of this, Professor Soremekun said his administration has not rested on its oars to sustain the seven faculties and Forty Nine academic programmes in the institution adding that more faculties will soon come on board. The academic luminary said he was aware of all the efforts the Federal Government was making to ensure the growth of the education sector and would continue to key into all government Programmes towards quality education in the Country.

In his remark the House Committee Chairman on Tertiary Education, Hon. Aminu Suleiman said they were in FUOYE as part of the oversight function of the House. He said the visit was to rob minds with management so as to establish their success stories, prospects and challenges. He expressed the willingness of the Committee to assist the institution in its quest for rapid development through the formulation of Laws that are education friendly.


On a general note, the visiting members expressed delight with what they saw in FUOYE whom they acknowledged was already above its peers in many spheres.


The Vice-ChancellorProf. Kayode Soremekun Middle Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof.R.A Omolehin to his right flanked by stering commttee membersA Committee set up by the management of the Federal University Oye Ekiti for the establishment of Faculty of Law in the Institution has submitted its report. Receiving the report, the Vice Chancellor Professor Kayode Soremekun expressed delight over the Promptness of the Committee assuring that his administration will not waste time on the follow up programmes that will actualize the objective.

He said FUOYE was poised to giving quality affordable Law education to interested candidates across Nigeria and even beyond.   Vice Chancellor who was visibly elated added he was moved especially by the humility of the Chairman of the steering Committee, Professor Akintunde Obilade, Emiratus of Professor, University of Lagos and a Harvard alumnus. He further said with Professor Obilade’s wealth of experience as well other committee members tract records, the planned faculty of Law will be a unique one adding that the report will undergo both internal and external processing so as to hasten the formulation of the Law faculty.

In his remark, the steering Committee chairman, Emeritus Professor Akintunde Obilade said the emeritusCommittee imbibed the attributes of experience, common sense, good conscience, truth, excellence and effectiveness to evolve the report. Akintunde added that his Committee members were committed to the elevation of human development through teaching, setting of goals as well as realizing the goals. The academic luminary said though the report might not be said to the perfect, he said was convinced that the Committee members adhered strictly to the terms of reference given the committee.

Other members of the Committee include Professor Ifedayo Timothy from Ekiti State Univ ersity and Barrister Sesan Fabamise from Afe Babalola University (external members). Others include Professor Ojo Bakare, Professor Olusegun Oladimeji, Mrs Oyeyimika Koyejo Fasakin Acting Registrar and secretary to the steering committee as well as Barrister I. O Osadola (internal members) while Barrister Ayodeji Ige is the Coordinator of the programme.

Held in the office of the Vice Chancellor, the brief but colorful ceremony was attended by the institution’s Principal Officers, Deans of faculties as well as several other management staff.