…signs MoU on Distance Learning programmes
From WOLE BALOGUN, Ado-Ekiti
Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has got full accreditation from the National Universities Commission (NUC), for six academic programmes to be run by the university’s school of the Post Graduate Studies.
The NUC empowered FUOYE to begin running the programmes from 2019/2020 academic session.
The University began its post graduate school from the 2018/2019 session with five faculties of Arts, Science, Engineering, Agriculture and Social Sciences which jointly run 30 academic programmes. FUOYE PG programmes are now 36 with the new NUC accreditation from 2019/2020 academic session.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, the programmes for which the NUC full accreditation was meant for are Food Science and Technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Material and Metallurgical Engineering, Geology and Computer Science.
Prof. Soremekun added that his administration’s huge effort in repositioning FUOYE has began to yield positive results in the many infrastructural projects dotting the landscape of the twin campuses of Oye and Ikole of the school, a new ICT portal and the ever increasing admission quota and students’ enrolment among others.
He said that in another fruitful development, FUOYE will on Thursday, September 27, sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will empower it to run Distance Learning programmes after the NUC’s accreditation on the proposed courses for the programmes.
The VC spoke about other programmes meant to enhance academic development of the school, saying: “FUOYE is also having an International conference on Mechatronics Engineering tagged : Capacity Building and Globalization in Mechatronics, from October 7 to 9. The University is equally hosting academics and researchers in a one day free workshop featuring strategies for winning post doctoral positions, essential skills for preparation of manuscripts for publication in high impact journals, embracing multidisciplinary and and collaborative research and strategic skills for preparing grant winning proposals.
” The capacity building workshop, which holds on September 24, is titled: Breaking Barriers and Creating New Frontiers Through Multidisciplinary Research and Grantsmanship'”, he said.