FUOYE admits 880 students for pre-degree, says Akindola

 By Sesan Adeleke and Olaiya Arise


About 880 Students have been admitted into Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) Pre- Degree programme.

This was disclosed on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by the Ag. Director Pre-Degree, Dr. Rufus Akindola while conducting the students 2019/2020 orientation programme at Faculty of Science Lecture Theatre.

Dr. Akindola said, “This time 4 years ago, we were very small, but this session, we have admitted 880 students into this programme and many more are coming.”

He added that “pre-degree is prerequisite for you to gain admission into the university but not automatic if you failed to study hard to get the required score to secure your admission”

The Royal Father of the day, His Royal Highness Oba David Makanjuola Ajaja (Ph.D), The Owatapa of Itapa in His goodwill message appreciates the university management for the establishment of Pre-Degree Centre in his community.

He showered encomium on the Ag. Director Pre-Degree, Dr. Rufus Akindola for his generosity, kindness and his humane character referring to him as “this Man of God”.

The Royal Father however charged the new Pre-Degree students to read as if there is no tomorrow in order to being among the best.

Also at the event, the Chief Security Officer of the University, Mr. Paul Ogidi said. Cultism activities involve frequent violence, regular loss of lives and armed robbery. Due to these malpractices, anywhere cultists are, there are always fear, anxiety and instability”

Mr Ogidi further said that factors attracting students to secret society are quest for power, poor parental training, revenge, emotional instability, loneliness, political pressure from outside and low esteem”

The Security Chief also emphasized on the consequences of cultism. In his words; “Cultism can lead to untimely death and it can also lead to armed robbery and once you are caught in the act, automatically, your studentship would be withdrawn”

The Principal Assistant Registrar assigned to Pre-Degree Programme, Mr. Sunday Akinkunmi speaks extensively on the need to know about Pre-Degree Programme. “This is very essential and foundational. It’s obvious that today we have about 2 million students seeking for admission just within an academic session. Our core duties are to train, to coach students who are aspiring to gain admission into higher institution to perform excellently well”,  he said.

”Pre-degree is not a license for you to secure automatic admission into the university. There are basic requirements you must meet before you can gain admission into 100 level.

Basically, you must register for Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams before you could be admitted. Even if you pass JAMB, you must also pass our Internal Examinations both for first and for second semester because the accumulation of your results would determine your admission into the university” he further stressed.

The Principal Assistant Registrar (Academic Affairs Office) Mr. Tope Ademiloye said, “Cut off marks released by JAMB last years are not all you need to gain admission into any university. Each course and programme has other cut off marks and requirements that admission seekers must have”.

He urged the students not to rely on the national benchmarks alone “because that might deny you of your desire course then you have to apply for change of course to gain admission”.