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Ahead of the maiden edition of the convocation ceremony of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Soremekun spoke to a team of journalists from Ekiti State Correspodence Chapel, on the level of preparedness and the major achievements of the university surrounding his one year tenure in office. Here are the excerpts of the parley;


Sir, can you let us in to the level of preparedness regarding the institution’s maiden convocation ceremony?

We have reached advanced stages in our level of preparation and this conference would serve as prelude to the major one coming up on 24 April, 2017. It is premised on sending teasers to the journalists as regards Fuoye’s maiden convocation. There would be a public lecture on salvaging the Nigerian Educational System presented by Director, Public Administration Studies of Nigeria, Professor Oladipo Ademolekun.


The university would also award various degrees to the two sets of graduates for the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 academic year.

A stage play will be showcased by the renowned playwright, Professor. Rasaki .O. Bakare.

Award of honorary degrees to Mrs. Efunjoke Coker, the first indigenous principal of Queens’ College, Lagos. The second grammar school for Girls, in Nigeria.

Award of honorary degrees to two hundred educationists who contributed immensely to the development of education in Ekiti State. e g. Chief Daramola, astute teacher at Christ School, Ekiti State and Chief Akomolafe, pioneer principal of Ekiti Parapo College.


Could you kindly highlight major achievements of the university upon your assumption of office a year ago?

Uhmm, we have succeeded in creating three new additional Faculties and put in place nineteen new academic programmes. We also have enhanced infrastructures in the form of erecting new 500-seater lecture theatre and classrooms at Oye and Ikole campus. We have developed the curriculum for the establishment of the Faculty of Pharmacy. We have successfully matriculated 3410 students for the 2016/2017 academic session. Advanced efforts have been made to improve water and power supplies.


We have evolved collaboration between this young institution and the African Peace Network of the Social Science Research Council of New York. (APNSSRCN). This synergy would showcase the university in the global radar of scholarship, he said”.


The award of honorary degrees to personalities in their 90’s, is it a deliberate thing sir?

Not at all! I think we are poised to setting new moral standards for our society. We just want to remember and recognize these personalities for their immense contribution to education especially now that they are still alive rather than handing out honorary degrees to people just to elicit financial gratification from them.








This is to inform the general public and the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 Graduands of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti in particular, that the events marking the Maiden Convocation Ceremonies of the University for the investiture of the Chancellor, HRM. Michael Idakwo, Ameh Oboni II (The Attah of Igala Land), the award of first degrees, presentation of prizes, and the award of honorary degrees will take place from Monday, 24th to Saturday, 29th April, 2017.





Vice-Chancellor’s Press Briefing    

Venue: University Auditorium, Oye Ekiti          Time:  10.00am




Environmental Sanitation – Federal University Oye-Ekiti Main & Ikole Campuses




Convocation Lecture

Topic:             “Salvaging Nigerian Universities”

Lecturer:        Professor Ladipo Adamolekun

Chairman of Event: Professor Funmi Togonu-Bickersteth

Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council

Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State

Venue:           University Auditorium, Federal University Oye Ekiti        Time: 11.00am


Convocation Play

Title:   Drums of War (Written & Directed by PROF. RASAKI OJO BAKARE)

Venue: University Auditorium, Oye Ekiti                                              Time:  2.00pm




Induction of Graduands into Professional Bodies

Venue:           Federal University Oye Ekiti Main and Ikole Campuse     Time: 10.00am


Jumat Service           Venue:  Federal University Oye Ekiti              Time:    1.30pm





(i)       Installation of Chancellor

(ii)  Convocation Ceremonies

(ii)     Award of First Degrees and Prizes

(iii)    Conferment of Honorary Degrees

(iv) Endowment Launch

Venue:           Convocation Ground, Federal University Oye Ekiti    

Time:             10.00am



Church Service        Venue:   University Chapel, Oye Ekiti      Time:   10.00am



1.      Chief Adepoju Akomolafe (Retired Founding Principal, Ekitiparapo College, Ido-Ekiti)

2.      Chief (Mrs.) Efunjoke Coker, MFR (Former Principal, Queens College, Lagos)

3.      Dr. Babatope Agbeyo (Chairman, Cornfield Group)



(i)       Academic robes, invitation cards and brochure, and certificates will be available for collection from Faculty Officers from Monday, 24th April, 2017 upon the payment of the sum of Twenty Thousand naira (N20,000.00) only payable in Bank Drafts or certified cheques drawn in favour of Federal University Oye-Ekiti.

(ii)    The deadline for the submission of academic robes is Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017 after which a late submission charge of One Thousand (N 1,000.00) per day will be paid.

(iii)  Damage or loss of an academic robe will attract a penalty of Ten Thousand Naira (N 10,000.00) only


Brochure will be distributed to accredited Graduands inside the Convocation ground. Also, Graduands who have completed their clearance and payment will be eligible to collect their certificates during convocation.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kayode Soremekun on behalf of Council, Senate, Staff and Students of the University congratulates the Graduands and wishes all participants a wonderful ceremony.


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Candidates who scored 50 and above in the second phase of the staff recruitment testing program are required to submit fifteen (15) copies(with 3 copies having your credentials attached) of their Curriculum Vitae which should be in the format below, submission deadline is Wednesday 26th September 2012.


  1. Name in full (Surname first in capital letters)

  2. Place and Date of Birth

  3. Local Government

  4. Nationality

  5. Permanent Home Address

  6. Present Postal Address/GSM Numbers/E-mail Address

  7. Marital Status

  8. Number and Ages of Children (if any)

  9. Post Applied for (please, include Department applied to)

  10. Educational Institutions attended (with dates)

  11. Academic and Professional qualifications (with dates)

(Attach three (3) copies each of your credentials)

12.`Distinctions and awards

(a) Academic

(b) Others (if any)

13) Present Employment, Status and Salary (both in level and amount)

14) Statement of Experience, including full details of former and present post

15) List of publications (if any)

16) Extra-Curricula Activities

17) All applicants are to indicate e-mail address and GSM No.

18) Names and Addresses of three (3) Referees




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Dr. C. O. Akintayo, a Senior Lecturer at the Chemistry Department of the University has won for the second time the International Foundation for Science Research Grant to carry out a project on ‘Thermally curable thiol-ene coatings based on epoxidised Albizia and Plukenetia conophora oil. This grant will enable the Awardee to purchase the basic tools of research, expendable supplies and required literature for the project.

The International Foundation for Science (IFS) supports developing country (Social and natural) Scientists conducting research relating to the renewable utilization of biological resources. The IFS support is primarily financial and in the form of research grants for amounts up to USD 12,000 and may be renewed twice.

Dr Akintayo`s research focus is in the area of plant oils as a renewable resource with the potential to create value added polymers which could be used, at least in part to replace petrochemical based polymers.