Wednesday, March 26 was a memorable day for the authorities of the Federal University Oye Ekiti and its pioneer Vice Chancellor, Professor Chinedu Ositadinma Nebo. Prof. Nebo was vice chancellor of FUOYE from inception in 2011 to January 2013 when he assumed duties at the Ministry of Power Abuja. Venue of the event was FUOYE Liaison office at Apo legislative quarters, FCT Abuja.

The event, which organizers described as long-overdue due mainly to the tight schedule of the Minister, kicked off at about 17.38 hours after last Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council Meeting.  The occasion turned out to be not just a valedictory party but also a celebration of an accomplished academic, a pioneer and an achiever. It was a moment for the authorities of Federal University Oye Ekiti to show appreciation for the tremendous achievements of the Professor as the pioneer Vice Chancellor of FUOYE.

Setting the tone for what turned out to be a dinner, spiced with several speeches, Prof. Asuzu said: “We have come to relax and chat with the Hon. Minister as much as his time would permit us”. The Minister, who was on his way to Enugu to attend a meeting, had to postpone the trip till Thursday in order to relate and reconnect with his old colleagues from both University of Nigeria Nsukka and Federal University Oye Ekiti who were gathered at the venue before his arrival with his adorable wife and a retinue of personal aides.

Continuing Prof. Asuzu said: “I knew him long time ago. We actually attended the same college; Government College Afikpo.” He described Prof. Nebo as a trendsetter, who exudes peace wherever he goes. UNN, he said, would never forget Nebo. Narrating how he (Prof Asuzu) came to become VC of FUOYE, Prof Asuzu intimated his audience how he got the needed confidence and courage to accept the offer only after he had interfaced with Prof Nebo on the prospect . "Professor Nebo encouraged me to accept the vice chancellorship of the Federal University Oye Ekiti. I will never forget him. May God continue to help him”, Prof Asuzu concluded.

Several speakers had positive things to say about the celebrated. To some Nebo is very courageous and passionate. To others he is a man of infectious humility, who influences his environment by his passion for hard work and excellence. In his courage and vision, he established a Faculty of Engineering in FUOYE and it remains the only university among its contemporary twelve to do so till date.

Responding the Hon Minister told his elated audience that it has always been his pleasure to work for posterity. He expressed gratitude to Professor Asuzu over his acceptance to serve in a very difficult place like FUOYE. He told a very instructive story of a man at heaven’s gate awaiting clearance from Saint Peter only to be given express pass into paradise once it was discovered he was not just coming from Nigeria but had served as vice chancellor while on earth.

The Power Minister recalled the difficult formative days of FUOYE with pressure coming from the two contending communities of Oye and Ikole Ekiti, which almost took the state the university. Going memory lane, he recalled he was the only university among its peers who had neither a take -off site nor a place of residence as vice chancellor.

Prof Nebo gave insight to his success story at FUOYE while he relished the evening. Even with obvious daunting setbacks, right from the time he accepted the Federal government’s call to pioneer the institution as its Vice chancellor; he assembled a strong visionary team and dreamers who conceived a first class university and gave birth to a Faculty of Engineering within its first year of existence.  He brought in best brains in the mold of Professor Christian Bolu (Dean Faculty of Engineering / Director, ICT) and the late Architect Ikechukwu Iheanacho, among others, to midwife these dreams. He expressed his readiness to keep on to assisting FUOYE in any way possible for it to continue to achieve greatness.


The FUOYE community later presented Yoruba traditional attire



to Professor Nebo and his wife as well as a life-sized portrait of the

Minister on canvas.



It could be recalled that Professor Chinedu Ositadinma Nebo was appointed Minister of Power by President Goodluck Jonathan in December 2012.



Federal University Oye Ekiti


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), Computer Based Test (CBT) has begun at the Ikechukwu Iheanacho Prometric Centre of Federal University Oye-Ekiti. The exercise which started Saturday May 18th, 2013 will end on Wednesday 22nd May 2013.

The CBT is the latest improvement in the JAMB admission processes which tends to eliminate the use of pencil and papers during the examinations. The examination is scheduled for 8.30am and 1.00pm on each examination day with about two hundred candidates participating at each session.

According to Mallam Tunde Ahmed, JAMB Supervisor at the FUOYE Centre, JAMB is trying to migrate from the old Paper-Pencil Test (PPT) to a Computer Based Test (CBT) examination method.Between 2013 and 2014, candidates will be allowed the choice among any of the three examination formats obtainable in JAMB today; the PPT, the CBT, and a combination of these two called the Dual Based Test (DBT).

The third potion avails the candidate the opportunity of using paper and computer at the same time. Mallam Ahmed however revealed that by 2015, the Board would migrate finally from paper test and the problems associated with it to a situation in which JAMB examinations would be written solely on the computer. The major problem inherent in the paper test, according to him, is examination malpractices.

He is optimistic that the CBT method will eliminate the perennial problem of examination malpractices because of the biometric exercise put in place from registration to entering the examination hall. Candidate’s thumb prints are captured during registration and must be recognised by the computer during a follow up thumb printing exercise before the candidate is finally allowed into the examination hall. This process aims at eliminating impersonation.


During the past JAMB examination, 20,000 candidates had their results withheld and a good number of them because of improper registration. JAMB has, however, released the results. Another action put in place to fight examination malpractice is the un-serialization of questions. By the CBT method, questions are re-arranged so that no two candidates will have same series of exam questions. They will no longer follow the same pattern of numbering. In the simplest terms, a candidate's number one question will not be his neighbour's number one.

Again, only one question is displayed at a time. This makes it difficult for a candidate to remember questions he had already gone past. These are wonderful measures to check examination malpractice which have become endemic in our nation's education system. Our earnest prayer is that it works.


Last Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at FUOYE centre, biometric check began at 6.30am, while the examination started at 8.30am. Even by 9.30am, this reporter could still see candidate queuing up to be checked before they were allowed into the examination hall.

Meanwhile, candidates for the 1.00pm session had already converged at the gate as early as 8:50am, waiting for their turn. Overall, then JAMB official was full of praises for FUOYE given the quality of infrastructure the young university already has on ground, saying the Ikechukwu Iheanacho ICT Centre, (IIIC), provided by Federal University Oye, (FUOYE), for the test is way ahead of those of its peers and called on the University management to sustain this apparent lead.

Ibenyenwa Ndidi and Agbedo George with additional reports from Ukaegbu Chris.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Reports by Agbedo George

Webometrics, the World ranking body of institutions of higher learning has ranked Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) as number one among the twelve newly established Federal Universities in Nigeria.
The recent ranking results also placed Federal University Oye Ekiti at the 27th institution of higher learning in Nigeria, 209th position among the 1,325 institutions in Africa and 10,760th position among the 22,117 Universities in the  World.


Mobil National Undergraduate Scholarship Awards

As part of its support to educational development and human capacity building, Mobil Producing Nigeria,
operator of NNPC/MPN Joint Venture awards annual scholarships to qualified students in Nigerian Universities.

Applications for NNPC/MPN Undergraduate National Scholarship Awards are based on the following criteria:


Awards will be made to qualified and suitable students from every state of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).


Applications in the following list of approved disciplines will be considered:

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2.         Chemical Engineering
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4.         Electrical/Electronics Engineering

5.         Civil Engineering

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7.         Medicine (MBBS Only)

8.         Agricultural Science (And related fields)


  1. Candidates must be holders of the SSCE or its equivalent with at least six subjects passed at a sitting with a minimum of 5   Distinctions.

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Names of short-listed candidates for the qualifying Test will be published on this website and in National Dailies.

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