The Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti State, has revealed that the institution has tackled challenges of infrastructure deficit in the university by partnering with sister universities who have such facilities.
Prof. Ojo Bakara, Dean of Post Graduate School of the institution, disclosed the development, saying that in less than eight years of existence, the university is well equipped to offer one of the best PG educations in Nigeria.
Dr. Bakare made it known that at a time, the institution waited for TETFund alone to provide facilities needed, but when the current Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Soremekun came, coupled with expansion in population of students, he was able to generate more Internally Generated Revenue to support the provision of facilities, lecture rooms and to sustain the expansion.
The Dean also revealed that the university would graduate its first PG students before the end of the year.
“Some of our Masters students must have graduated by year end because we have mechanisms to make sure that nobody’s time is wasted, except the candidate is not serious, otherwise they will finish at the right time,” he stated.
He also made it known that the institution has blazed the trail as the first of nine universities co-established that has successfully commenced a full-blown PGP, at both the Masters and Ph.D levels.
“We now run PG in thirty programmes, following last week’s approval by the National Universities Commission (NUC) of fresh six programmes,” Bakare added.