covid-19Nigeria may have recorded a major breakthrough to tackling the Covid 19 pandemic as Scientists in the Faculty of Science, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, on Friday disclosed to newsmen that they have developed a herbal mixture: “that has the potential to be active against COVID-19.”

According to a press release signed by the Dean, Faculty of Science Federal University Oye Ekiti, Professor Olayide Lawal, the lead researcher of the Anti-Covid 19 herbal drug team is Dr. Lawrence Okoror of the department of Microbiology who is a consultant to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Prof. Lawal said: ” The mixture had been tested against several viruses before the outbreak of COVID-19 and had shown to be effective against some Adenoviruses, Rhino viruses, influenza and other respiratory viruses as well as effective against tumors. This product of rigorous research output has been submitted to Nigerian Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development.

dean of artsThe Dean, Faculty of Arts, Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Dr. Tajudeen Opoola has said that the Digital Language Laboratory of his faculty has over 59 million e-books and e-journal.

Dr Opoola disclosed this in a recent interview with FUOYENews on Monday, February 24, 2020. He commended the university management under the leadership of Professor Kayode Soremekun for the generous assistance towards the upliftment of the faculty noting that, “Today the Faculty has one of the best and certainly the latest Digital Language Laboratory available anywhere in Africa for university education. Our language laboratory server is linked to the university’s network backbone”, he further revealed.

Dr Opoola who became the Dean on August 1, 2018 first in an acting capacity is also the Head of Department of Linguistic and Languages. He expresses immense gratitude to the Vice Chancellor, Professor Kayode Soremekun and his management team for the huge and numerous assistances to the faculty in academic program development, human resource development and infrastructural development.

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Bridging the gap between THEORY and PRACTICE has been the major reason of engaging students in student industrial work experience (SIWES) programme. The programme is designed to expose and prepare students of Nigerian tertiary institutions for the industrial workplace setting they are likely to come across after graduation. It’s on this note the University Library, as part of its duties saddled with the responsibility of training SIWES/IT students, specifically those from Library & Information Science department of Nigerian tertiary institutions.

Recently, the University Library engaged the first set of Library & Information Science students, Federal University Oye-Ekiti in rigorous hands-on training for several weeks on various library activities such as; cataloguing, classification,...

fuoyeNo fewer than seven thousand five hundred (7500) new students has been admitted by Federal University Oye Ekiti for the 2019/2020 academic session even as the school plans matriculation of these new students for Friday March 20, 2020. This was disclosed by the Vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Kayode Soremekun while declaring open a three day Orientation Programme organised for the newly admitted students on Wednesday February 19, 2020 at the Faculty of Science New Lecture Hall.

The Vice Chancellor, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Professor Abayomi Sunday Fasina expressed joy at the huge turnout of students for the orientation programme promising that the university administration would ensure that the students are exposed to the best facilities and learning practices available.
“I can assure you that we are going to give you the best in terms of facility, teaching and every other thing that facilitates learning”. I want to tell you that, as a University, we are just nine years old and we have achieved so much within a space of nine years. We are the fastest growing university among the eleven Federal Universities established by the Federal Government in 2011” he said.
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Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti State, has again shined at a national event, Nigerian Universities' Theatre Arts Festival (NUTAF), by winning gold in drama performance, third position in drums ensemble, and best individual talents in directing, acting, costuming and make-up. A team of 25 students of the Department of Theatre and Media Arts (TMA), FUOYE led by their staff adviser, Mr. Tayo Isijola, won the laurels at this year's edition of NUTAF held at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.

The feat came barely two months after the same TMA took third position in their maiden participation in a global event,  African Drum Festival. Other departments in FUOYE including Mechatronics, Food technology and Agriculture among others have also won laurels at different contests.

Speaking about the festival, a founding member of staff of FUOYE,  pioneer Head of Department (HOD) of TMA, FUOYE, and current Dean, Post Graduate Studies, Prof. Rasaki Ojo Bakare, said: " The first edition of the Nigerian Universities' Theatre Arts Festival, (NUTAF), held at the University of Ibadan (U.I) in 1981, about 40 years ago now.