FOUYE Initiates One-Day Vice Chancellorship Contest, To End Cultism, Cybercrime On Campus – Independent Newspapers Nigeria

ADO-EKITI- The new Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FOUYE), Professor Sunday Abayomi Fashina has disclosed that his administration had packaged a far-reaching incentives to motivate the students.

Professor Fasina  also disclosed that the institution  had partnered the relevant security agencies like the Department of State Services(DSS) and  Police to  rid the campus off suspected criminal elements amongst staff and students.

Unveiling his agenda for the institution at a Press Conference  held on weekend, the VC said his administration is poised to boast the morale of both the students and the staff of the fledgling university with a view to achieving  excellence. 

Said he, “Our vision is to institute work- study programmes, block all leakages and maintain good relationships with TETfund, alumni association  to fund projects in FUOYE . We are not also going to joke with research. I have through researches attracted grants worth several millions of dollars to this university”.

Part of VC’s plans to improve  the students/ management  relation was to  stengthen the  rapport through regular engagements. 

To address the challenge of funding, Fasina said the university would  explore opportunities in part time programmes, affiliations  with Polytechnics and Colleges of Education, pre degrees and other programmes to expand its revenue base .

The Professor of Soil Science expressed joy that some products of the institution  had already making the wave across the global ,stressing the ongoing reforms would make the university more attractive to admission seekers .

Said he “FUOYE graduates are one  of the best in the world and they are doing well in high flying universities in Britain, USA and others  in Masters and PhD degrees. We have to sustain this through motivation.

“Under my leadership, we will have one day Vice Chancellor among the students. The process for emergence will be thorough. We are going to have scholarships and institute series of awards to motivate our staff and students, so that they can give our their best”.

 “We have written to the DSS and police to help us deal with cases of suspected yahoo boys and cultists. we are noticing such tendencies and we will deal with it, because we won’t compromise standard”.

 On the  proposed College of Medicine , the institution is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti(FETHI), for temporary use of the facility to train their pioneer students.

According to him, the University is signing another MoU with the Ekiti State Government to boost agriculture and ensure food security to make  Ekiti the food basket of the nation through partnership in terms of training of personnel, research and community support. 

Fashina said his administration won’t run a course without prognosis and assurances to get accreditation, saying he has begun talk with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCAN) for the running of the College of Medicine in the university. 

“We are going to sign MoU with FETHI for temporary use of their facility to begin our medical college. We appreciate the Oye Community for donating 100 hectares of land  to this university for the building of our own teaching hospital .

“We are sure that we will get accreditation within the shortest time we begin the College. The Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences we just established  will serve as a launchpad for the College of Medicine”.

 Fashina said: “We are going to partner Ekiti on food security. I played major role in the establishment of the Ekiti State School of Commercial Agriculturein Isan Ekiti. In Ekiti agriculture is key and we as a university must play our own role. 

“We are going to set up an institute for commercial Agriculture in FUOYE that would carry out community services, extension, research,  teaching of farmers,  to achieve food security status for Ekiti” . 

Fashina promised that   he would unite and strengthen the factionalised  Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the university, to ensure stable academic calendar and peace on campus, saying he has begun a process of reconciliation among contending forces. 

“We are not going to charge high tuition fee. I am a product of Chief Obafemi  Awolowo  free education and I am not going to place heavy burden on poor oarents.

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