The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Prof. Abayomi Fasina, said on Friday that the university’s calendar had been fashioned to cover lost grounds following the eight months strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities which was recently suspended.
Fasina also said that FUOYE, with a presence in nine communities and bringing development into Ekiti State, would admit students for Medicine and Surgery in the next academic session.
The VC spoke during the 11th Matriculation ceremony of the school, where 7,433 students were officially admitted to the university.
He said, “FUOYE is living up to the responsibility of fulfilling its mandate. Little wonder that in the last JAMB, FUOYE ranked as the sixth most subscribed university in Nigeria”.
He said, “We are matriculating 7433 new students across 11 faculties. During the last matriculation ceremony, we celebrated the official takeoff of three new faculties: Pharmacy, Basic Medical Sciences, and Environmental Management and Design.
“The new faculties are up and doing, and by this time next year, our Medicine students will be part of this ceremony.”
Fasina charged the students not to give room for redundancy, saying, “Our calendar is loaded with two streams running concurrently. We aspire to cover lost grounds without sacrificing academic excellence. This is in response to the realities on the ground due to the eight months lost to the ASUU strike.
“Our university is on the right path in fulfilling its duties. The University is now ranked as the sixth most subscribed University out of 216 Universities in Nigeria.
“Over 53,000 candidates are applying to FUOYE on a yearly basis. We assure you that solid academic foundational training is at the heart of this University.
“Our target is to consolidate on this momentum and never rest on our oars until FUOYE is ranked as one of the leading universities across the world.
“As we embark on this pursuit for knowledge, not for it’s sake, but for the advancement of the human race. l urge you all to seek this veritable platform to actualize your potentials and become national and international assets. I urge you to cooperate with us and give no room for redundancy.”