The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Oye Ekiti, FUOYEm in Ekiti State, Professor Abayomi Fasina, has disclosed that the university has approved N50 million research grant for its post graduate school to fast track development in tandem with its vision and mission to become institution of first choice recognised for providing critical opportunities for students’ success.
The vice chancellor made this known yesterday during the matriculation ceremony of 190 students of the university’s Post Graduate School. While expressing joy and satisfaction over the outstanding international success recorded by a graduate of the university, who got an Oxford University fully funded scholarship for a Master’s Degree, Fasina insisted that he would not rest on his oars until the university was ranked as Nigeria’s first choice and recognised globally for entrepreneurial educational and best practices in mining and farming technology. Fasina said: “I was challenged when a graduate from here got an Oxford University fully funded scholarship for a Master’s degree programme in the UK. “And we want to replicate such here in this university. So, we are funding research endeavours in our post graduate school with a Senate approved fund of N50 million. “There are new courses that have been newly accredited and they will soon be brought on board. A befitting PG building will also be put in place next year. FUOYE is fast growing and it is the first out of the 11 universities established by the federal government in 2011, we are graduating the first set of graduands during our forthcoming convocation between December 13 and 19, 2021.”