VC COMMENDS STAFF
The Vice Chancellor, Federal University Oye Ekiti, Professor Isaac .U. Asuzu, is full of praise for staff of the university for their invaluable and unquantifiable contributions, support and cooperation with management in the period leading to, and during the just concluded, National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation exercise last week.
The vice chancellor is particularly touched by the dedication and devotion by the entire staff to the collective goal of the university towards achieving full accreditation for all our programmes. This show of support he has observed was actually evident right from the weekend preceding the arrival of the NUC Accreditation teams. That staff were seen putting finishing touches to our arrangements and procedures even on Saturday and Sunday prior to the commencement of the exercise on Monday, without much prompting and at no personal benefits, did not escape the vice chancellor’s keen observation. And he is quite appreciative.
Feelers from our faculties and departments have also supported the fact that we were all on one page towards a successful accreditation exercise. This entrepreneurial disposition and personalization of the whole process is quite commendable. The vice chancellor is therefore not oblivious of the fact that all hands were on deck to ensure a hitch-free accreditation exercise and he has promised that if we continue to work like we did during the accreditation exercise; the sky would not be our limit, in all we undertake to achieve as a university.
He equally urged staff to continue to accord the same spirit to other on-going activities of the university, assuring management’s determination to continue to provide suitable work environment for all.
IN DEFENCE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR’S CUP
Host team, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences handed out an enthralling victory at the finals against defending champions, Faculty of Agriculture in the just concluded second edition of the Federal University Oye Ekiti Vice Chancellor’s cup tournament held August 14, 2015 at St. Augustine playground arena. Both teams had entered the final contest having accrued five points each in the preliminaries.
The defending champions having put up a quality style of play at the preliminaries were clear favorites at the final. They wasted no time as they swung the pendulum in their own direction by finding back of the net in just fifteen minutes of play. The trailing team, faculty of humanities and social sciences staged a wonderful comeback through a stunning equalizer without much ado and thus setting the stage for an exciting soccer show-piece.
It became a nail-biting scenario for spectators who had watched on at the arena as both teams approached the closing stages of ninety minutes on level terms before the host team handed out a bitter pill to its opponent by sealing off the game with an additional goal. Two goals to one it ended in favour of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Earlier in his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Isaac U. Asuzu represented by the Registrar, Mr. D.A. Adeyemo expressed appreciation to the organisers of the tournament and commended the Sports Unit immensely for not only keying into the corporate vision of building a university that would be known for its academic excellence but also in sports development thereby creating a virile and energetic workforce. He also reaffirmed that management is committed to supporting sporting activities in whatever capacity it could adding that the vice chancellor is not relenting on his earlier promise of ensuring the speedy completion of the on-going sports playground at Oye as well as construction of football pitch at Ikole campus. “We will ensure that the next edition of this tournament would be held in our own pitch and not somewhere else”, affirmed promised.
In a brief chat with FUOYE News Bulletin, some spectators expressed delight at the successful outing and wished that more of this competition should be encouraged. According to them, this platform would help discover budding soccer stars that would form a formidable team that could represent the institution in Nigerian Universities Games in future.
STANBIC-IBTC UNVEILS NEW WINDOW FOR MORTGAGE.
The IBTC Pension Fund Administrators has hinted that contributors under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) can now use part of their contributions to access mortgage facilities.
Mr. Adebiyi Rashidat, the South-West (Region) Relationship Manager of the firm dropped this hint at the multipurpose auditorium of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE)during an interactive session with the staff of the institution recently. He said this development would enable contributors to access part of their fund as equity contribution for residential mortgage.
According to him, this initiative forms part of the Pension Reform Act which allows contributors to have access to their savings before retirement. “For the first time you are able as a contributor to utilize part of your balance to secure your own private house.” The relationship manager further revealed that this development was not restricted to IBTC alone, but also applies to the other seventeen existing PFAs as well.
Answering questions on whether the National Pension Commission has started implementing the 18% increment with effect from July 2014 as contained in the Pension Act, 2004, Mr. Adebiyi said the commission was yet to effect the increment, but assured that whenever it takes off the arrears would surely be taken care of.
He revealed that some of problems associated with contributors’ savings account update mostly emanates from improper documentation. He charged married or brides to-be to always update their newly adopted names with their respective Pension Fund Administrators to enable their existing profiles to be updated accordingly. He also counseled contributors who joined the federal civil or public service from other organizations where they had commenced the contributions to forward necessary account details to their respective Pension Fund Administrators who will pursue and ensure its merger with the on-going contributions. He added that for those who joined the public service from the private sector, they should forward their National Insurance Trust Fund certificates to their preferred PFA for appropriate actions.
On change of a PFA, he disclosed that contributors are at liberty to change at most once in a year. The Stanbic-IBTC/Contributors’ parley, according to the bank representative was a routine exercise designed by the company to acquaint contributors with on-going developments in the industry as well as to get feedbacks from contributors so as to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship. He said the doors of the organization were widely open to contributors and gave a code through which contributors could check their pension account balances instantly:
bal- pen-303088 using your gsm phone.
The Registrar of the university, was represented by an Assistant Registrar and Head of Personnel Unit, Mr. Sunday Akinkunmi
Security unit of Federal University Oye – Ekiti has recently observed that members of staff have taken to some form of reckless driving especially when approaching the university main gate security post.
In view of this, the unit has appealed to car owners to please drive carefully while approaching the University gate to guard against avoidable accident and to ensure safety of lives of both students and staff.
INEC APPRECIATES FUOYE
The Independent National Electoral Commission Ekiti State Nigeria has written to formally appreciate the collaboration/synergy of the Management, staff and students of Federal University Oye -Ekiti towards the successful conduct of 2015 General Elections in Ekiti State. This was conveyed in a statement signed by INEC’S Administrative Secretary, Omoleke, M.D on behalf of Ekiti State Resident Electoral Commissioner.
It noted the exemplary performances, commitments and resilience displayed by FUOYE in the elections are worthy of note and highly commendable. It further acknowledged that the facilities and infrastructure made available for use by FUOYE for training sessions added much positive impacts to the overall success. INEC further expressed high optimism that Federal University Oye Ekiti would replicate similar patriotic acts in the Commission’s future electoral duties while extending their highest regards to the university.