-VC tells Mechatronics students

“You are a privileged set because many engineering graduates today do not have this singular practical training you have just had. We have a dream and the dream has worked so far. Next year we will send you out as first engineering graduates of FUOYE. With the kind of training, exposure and the way the Faculty is driving you, I am sure you will make usproud.” The above is an excerpt from a speech delivered by the Vice Chancellor, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Professor Isaac U. Asuzu, at the presentation of certificates to FUOYE
Mechatronics Engineering students who attended an Autotronics course at the Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN).

Drawing from an existing Memorandum of Understanding with PAN, 4th year students of Mechatronics Engineering in the Department of Mechanical /Mechatronics, undertook a week-long practical training trip to Peugeot Assembly Plant, Kaduna, for this Autotronics course. The programme ran from 26-30 January 2015.
The Vice Chancellor said achievement is made of vision and the ability to pursue that vision conclusively and successfully. “You are trained to become excellent engineers who will combine both classroom and practical experiences to become the complete person that can fit into the factory on graduation.” He therefore hoped the students would build on the trainings they had just received.

The VC could not hide his admiration for Faculty of Engineering, saying, “I am really impressed with Faculty of Engineering.” He lauded their dynamism and described the Faculty and its approach to learning as consistent with the “way things are done in the university.” He announced that their Autotronics laboratory was about to be equipped by TETFUND, promising to support any department or faculty that makes useful efforts.
Earlier, Dean Faculty of Engineering, Professor Christian Bolu, had explained the gains of the practical training sessions both to the university and ultimately to the students and thanked the VC for his support. He showed some slides that highlighted activities of the students at the assembly plant. The highpoint of the meeting was the presentation of certificates from Peugeot Automobile Nigeria to each of the students by the Vice Chancellor.


The FUOYE NHIS Unit Desk, in accordance with NUC directives, wishes to bring to the notice of students that FUOYE is currently putting everything in place for the commencement of the Tertiary Institutions Social Health
Insurance Programme.

Tertiary Institutions Social Health Insurance Programme (TISHIP) is a social security system whereby the
health care of students in tertiary institutions is being paid for from funds created by pooling the contributions of students. The programme is committed to ensuring access to qualitative healthcare service for students of tertiary institutions thereby promoting the health of students with a view to providing an enabling environment
for learning. Extensive evidence is now available to demonstrate the link between health, as well as school
health programmes to academic achievement.

FUOYE Medical Centre has been chosen as the primary health care provider for students while a referral
centre for out-patients has also been put in place. To access this scheme, students must fill the TISHIP registration form provided by the HMO after which data will be processed and ID cards provided them. Students MUST therefore go to the Medical Centre with their ID cards to access the scheme. Benefits of the program are road accident insurance cover-up to N50, 000, medical expenses and out- of – station emergency care, among other benefits. Meanwhile, students can report unsatisfactory service delivery to the TISHIP Arbitration Panel headed by the Ag. Dean, Student Affairs Division.


The Procurement Unit of Federal University Oye –Ekiti, on Wednesday March 11, 2015 at the Mini Campus, opened the 2015 TETFUND pre-qualification bids for the proposed procurement of 400 units of 5- sitter
class room chairs. Four companies that had earlier sent in their bids had their documents opened and their quotations read in the presence of their representatives. None was disqualified.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof Isaac Asuzu, was represented at the occasion by the SAR Legal Unit, Barr. Amaechi Eni. At the end of the exercise, the University Bursar, represented by Mr Olukoju B. A., promised the contractors transparency and timeliness in the university’s dealings with them.


The FUOYE chapter of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) has been inaugurated. NIFST is an umbrella body that supervises and regulates the activities of staff, students and professionals of Food Science and Technology.

The chairman, NIFST Western Chapter, Dr. Taofeek Shittu, observed that Food Science and Technology was both a discipline and a profession which stood to benefit students, academics and professional members. He assured that the inauguration would grant FUOYE Food and Science Technology Department recognition, not only in the western region, but also at the national level. The chairman also pointed out that there were two main categories of membership which included professional membership and licentiate. According to him, the
foremost criterion for membership is that one must be a trained Food Science and Technologist or come from similar disciplines or professions. Having officially declared FUOYE NIFST Chapter a bona fide branch of the national body, Dr. Shittu charged the members of the new chapter to network with other professionals locally and internationally to develop themselves and the profession.


The Head of Department, Material and Metallurgical Engineering, Professor Abayomi Oni, on Thursday, 12 March, donated twenty copies of International Journal to the department’s library. He said the aim of the donation is to boost the faculty’s library towards the forthcoming accreditation exercise.


The Vice Chancellor, Professor Isaac Asuzu, on Tuesday 17 March,2015 visited the Faculty of Agriculture. He was conducted round the facility by the Dean of the Faculty, the Faculty Officer and staff of Physical Planning Unit to inspect the conversion of the farm office to a central laboratory in preparation for the
forthcoming accreditation exercise. After thorough inspection, the Vice Chancellor instructed the Physical Planning Unit to commence work immediately, promising a befitting building for the Faculty of Agriculture.


A departmental induction exercise into the National Association of Food Science and Technology Students (NAFSTS) was held on Thursday March 12 for the new students of Food Science and Technology.

Delivering his welcome address, President of the association, Comrade Falabake Michael, enjoined the inductees to be up and doing in their academic work. He also stated that the sole aim of the association was to ensure excellent performance
among the members through tutorials and other academic

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