From WOLE BALOGUN, Ado Ekiti
Some senior academic staff of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, (FUOYE), have lauded the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Kayode Shoremekun for what they described as outstanding performance in developing the inftrastructural and academic aspects of the school.
The senior academic staff who included several heads of the departments of the institution, Deans of faculties, among others wrote a letter of commendation to the VC undear the umbrella of the FUOYE Concerned Group (FCG) led by Prof. Shola Omotola, sang the praise of the V. C for bringing into place unprecedented developments in infrastructures and other provisions that have improved tremendously the quality of learning and research in the institution.
In the letter signed by Dr. Hammed Olaide Sakiru, spokesman of the group and Head of the Department of Physics, FUOYE, and made available to newsmen at the weekend, the lecturers said: “Sir, we are not here to flatter or praise you unnecessarily but to appreciate the reality of good transformation and development in all the faculties in FUOYE particularly in the faculty of sciences.
“Sir, with your initiative and unflinching administrative style, you are a real problem solver and Mr. transformer
” in retrospect, we did face problem of congestion of students in the lecture rooms during the lectures and examination periods but now it is no more with your initiative of new open, big, spacious and well ventilated lecture rooms in some faculties particularly three of them in the faculty of sciences. Now, the students are attending classes and writing the exams conveniently without any form of congestion.
“Now, you have transformed the university from grass to grace, from four faculties to 10 faculties. Prof. Omotola, Dr. Ajiboye and I toured round some faculties couple of weeks ago. Faculty of Pharmacy is 100 percent completed, Management Science and Basic Medical Science are about to complete. University Library is attracting students and staff.
” Sir, we sincerely commend you and appeal to you to not relent in your meritorious and selfless service in building FUOYE of superb structures and good image. FUOYE is taking shape as a real university now under your watch, administration and leadership.
The group however pointed the attention of the VC to other areas the school need more help :
” The attention should be paid to the Three in one science Laboratory in Oye campus. It has been 100 percent completed since roughly 6 months ago but just remains furniture. The usage of these big laboratories will ease the problem of congestion of students during the practical sessions. The small laboratories we are using now are small for the large number of students we have.”