FUOYE gets government nod to commence postgraduate programme
Barely seven years after it was established, the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) has been accredited to offer post-graduate studies.
The courses, according to the acting Registrar, Mrs Oyeyimika Koyejo-Fasakin, are in eight key programs in the three departments of Agriculture, Social Science and Arts. They offer students opportunities for Masters and Doctorate degrees.
The courses are Agriculture Economics, Animal Science, Crop and Soil Science in the department of Agriculture. Others are English Language and English Literature; Theatre Arts; Sociology; as well as Demographics and Social Statistics.
The institution’s vice chancellor, Prof Kayode Soremekun said the introduction of post graduate studies was an affirmation of one of the goals he set for himself when he was appointed to head the school two years ago.
He also explained that the programme was designed to shred open the myth behind postgraduate programmes run by other Nigerian universities.
‘’We intend to take the sting out of the postgraduate school, by this I mean we will not delay students unduly beyond the stipulated time for the programmes and we will not compromise on quality.’’
Soremekun, who had handled postgraduate studies in several universities in Nigeria and the United States, said there was no need to unduly elongate postgraduate programmes – especially as Nigeria is in need of qualified professionals to teach in new universities springing up across the country.
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