Federal University,Oye, debunks fake resumption news


By Konyinsola Dawodu

The Management of the Federal University,Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), on Tuesday said that the rumour which had gone viral on the social media that the institution would be resuming for academic activities on the Oct.10 was fake.

Newsmen  reports that the fake news, which has FUOYE logo, stated that the university management had announced and slated the resumption date for academic activities for Oct.10.

It also added that on the said date, both  fresh and returning students of the university would resume.

It added that registration would  also start  on  the same date.

Reacting to the fake news, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media Matters, Mr Wole Balogun, described it as false.

The  statement stated that FUOYE was not making any  plan to resume academic activities yet.

“Members of the public and particularly our teeming students are enjoined to ignore the fake news currently going viral on the social media that the institution is resuming academic activities on Oct.10, 2022.

“This is false and the  handiwork of some idle hands who are mischievously out to misinform unsuspecting members of the public.

“FUOYE has not announced  any date for resumption of academic activities; so any news laying claim to such is fake and should be so dismissed by the general public.

“If and when the coast is clear for resumption of academic activities on our twin campuses in Oye-Ekiti and Ikole-Ekiti respectively, the institution will convey the message to our students via the appropriate and official means,” he said.