The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, on Friday 27th September 2019 confirmed that the National Universities Commission had granted full accreditation for its six postgraduate courses. The university made this known in a statement which was issued by its Public Relations Officer, Mr Godfrey Bakji.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Kayode Soremekun, expressively showed his delight as he said the efforts of his administration to reposition FUOYE had started yielding result. The delighted Vice-Chancellor said that the accreditation had given credence to the infrastructural development of the campuses in Oye-ekiti and Ikole-ekiti as well as the ever-increasing admission quota and students’ enrolment, among others.
According to the statement, the newly accredited postgraduate programmes are: Food Science and Technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Material and Metallurgical Engineering, Geology, Computer Science and Agricultural Engineering. It also revealed that the institution’s management would sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that would empower the university to run distance learning programmes after the NUC accreditation on them.
FUOYE had commenced its postgraduate programme during the 2018/2019 academic session with five faculties namely: Arts, Science, Engineering, Agriculture and Social Sciences, which altogether ran 30 programmes with the additional six programmes, the institution now has 36 programmes.