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The Federal University Oye-Ekiti, (FUOYE)’s Faculty of Sciences has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with South Africa (S. A)’s Vaal University of Technology (VUT), to enhance research, exchange of academic programmes and capacity building among staff and students of both institutions, among others.

The development was a concluding phase of the 2019 FUOYE International Science Conference, organised by the Faculty of sciences under the leadership of the Dean, Prof. Olayide Lawal, a Professor of Industrial and Macromolecular Chemistry. The conference, which held for two days, was themed: ” Innovation and Advancement in Nanonscience and Nanotechnology.

Lead papers were delivered by Prof. Elizer Bobby Naidoo of Vaal University and Dr. Adekunle Adeyemi of FUOYE, department of mechatronics.

Naidoo, who delivered a lecture entitled :” Nanoscience: Application and Techniques, decried that industrial activities have led to a continuous shrinking of clean water, signalling a gradual extinction of the human race if not checked. He posited the application of nanoscience as elixir to the environmental challenge.

Adeyemi, whose lecture was:” Advancement in Technology in the New Millennium: Mechatronics’ stand at a glance,” dwelled on the achievements of mechatronics and particularly the various research breakthroughs in the field that have fetched garlands for FUOYE in national and international academic competitions.

Speaking about the development and the vision of the institution about it, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Shoremekun, promised to extend the collaboration with the MoU to other faculties and programmes to ensure widespread enhancement of human capacity among the staff and students of the institution.

The VC, who was represented by both Professors Rasaki Ojo Bakare, Dean of Post Graduate Studies, at the conference and Prof. Babatope Alabadan, Dean of faculty of Engineering at the signing of the MoU, said:” the signing of the MoU is an eye opener and our university is going bigger and wider…

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