By Omotayo Olatunde, Ado Ekiti
The new Governing Council of the Federal University Oye Ekiti, FUOYE has expressed satisfaction with the level of infrastructural development, academic excellence and harmonious relationship between the workers and management with a call on staff to be more dedicated and patriotic in efforts to place the university on the world map of excellence.
These formed the focal points of the new Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Federal University Oye Ekiti, FUOYE, Dr. Mohammed Yahuza and other members of the Governing Council after the facility tour of the University in Oye and Ikole Ekiti campus in company of FUOYE’S management staff, led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Kayode Soremekun.
Some of the management staff include, Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, Professor Sunday Abayomi Fasina, Deans of Faculties, Bursar, Mrs. Bolatito Akande and Concerned Union Leaders among others.
Dr. Yahuza said that the FUOYE management had made judicious use of the little resources accruing into the institution’s purse, saying the new Council would join hands to build on the existing infrastructure and achievements of the immediate past Council Members.
“I saw the relationship that exists between the Vice Chancellor and members of Management, the way they have supported him, it shows that there is harmony which is good for university environment.
“The new Council Members will build on the efforts and achievements made by immediate past Council to make the university wear a new look in terms of development.”
The Chairman Governing Council said that all the ongoing and abandoned projects would be completed to boost the giant strides of Professor Soremekun on infrastructural development and passion for conducive academic environment as well as meaningful progress.
While speaking on funding of the University which has often been identified as major factor affecting the tertiary education, Dr. Yahuza noted that the funding of education, health and Agricultural sectors suffered because of the crash in price of crude oil and the Coronavirus Pandemic ravaging the whole world.
He expressed optimism that as soon as the pandemic was over, Federal government would increase funding of the key sectors, especially education in order to meet the global standards.
On Unions matters, the FUOYE new Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council explained that he had not met with any of the Union Leaders to know what to say.
“I have not met them yet, so I am not going to say anything until I know where they stand on issues of the University management and their relationship.”
On his part, the FUOYE Vice Chancellor, Professor Kayode Soremekun appreciated the new Council Chairman and the members while seeking for more support and cooperation from the council to boost the symbiotic relationship he enjoyed from the immediate past Council Members in order to build on the existing infrastructure, academic performances and workers welfare towards sustaining the good image of the University in terms of academic excellence.
“ I am very happy because at the moment, I’m in the last stage of my tenure and for having him (new Council Chairman) to say that the management of this institution led by me had really performed creditably well having taken him round and evidently he is impressed with the state of Facilities.”
Presently the Federal University Oye Ekiti has eleven faculties and is running seventy courses.