The Vice Chancellor, Kayode Soremekun (middle) flanked by the NSE Chairman S. A. Oloko and Professor S.A. FAsina and other members of N.S.E

The Nigeria Society of Engineers, Ado Ekiti chapter has paid a courtesy on the management of the Federal University of Oye. Led by its chairman Engr. S.A Oloko, the Society was in the Institution as part of its activities to mark the 2017 Engineering week.

According to Engr. Oloko, their visit was to familiarize with the activities of Institutions especially it’s Engineering Programmes so as to also solicit support for hosting of National Conference later in the year. He added that the NSE was also exploring avenue for mutual beneficial relationship with the University, adding that the (NSE) was willing to assist the University anywhere possible.

Responding, the Vice chancellor, Professor Kayode Soremekun expressed delight with the visit and assured them of his administration’s support where possible. He challenged his visitors to strive to live above just carrying the title of the Profession but should be creative to help solve some of the pressing Engineering problems bedeviling the nation Professor Soremekun decried the overdependence of Nigerians on foreign goods and services while most nation’s institution churn out. Engineering graduates yearly. He equally solicited the support of the society to render necessary assistance to FUOYE engineering students especially during their period of Student Industrial Work Experience (SIWES).

The Don hinted his visitors that against all odds, his administration is ensuring the improvement in the facilities of the faculty of Engineering, adding that Engineering Workshop at the Ikole campus is nearing completion.

He maintained that efforts will continue to be intensified to not uplift the study of Engineering Programmes but academic Programmes in the young but fast developing FUOYE

He also said the doors of his administration were wide open for any collaboration that will enrich the University.

Also speaking, FUOYE’s Dean of Engineering Faculty, Professor Babatope  Alabadan expressed delight with the Vice chancellor warm reception within a very short notice. He said the Faculty of Engineering and the NSE enjoys a cordial working relationship. He assured the Vice chancellor of a mutually beneficial relationship hinting the visit would henceforth be a more regular one. This, he said was to ensure a rewarding relationship to the University. Professor Alabadan also applauded the visitors noting that vain efforts were made during the tenure of the former Vice chancellor for a visit of that nature.

Femi Ojo Michael

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