Thursday, 20 August 2015

6, 000 battle for 1, 000 admission spaces in Ekiti university

For just 1, 000 admission spaces as recommended by the National Universities Commission (NUC), no fewer than 6, 000 candidates have applied to sit for the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) test of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, (FUOYE), in Ekiti State, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Asuzu has said.


Asuzu, who spoke to journalists at Oye Ekiti, on Tuesday, also disclosed that two students of the institution had been expelled for engaging in examination malpractices.
Although he would not disclose the identities of the expelled students, he said they were caught cheating during examination in the 2013/2014 academic session.
He said the matter was properly investigated and tried by a disciplinary committee before they were expelled. Asuzu also said the action was to ensure discipline and academic standards of the institution.
The Vice Chancellor stated that the university had taken delivery of equipment worth N500 million to equip the newly built laboratories to boost research in the institution.
According to him, the school had procured 175 Desktop Computers for robust Information Communications and Technology in all the departments, just as Scale G Firm, a private organization had donated equipment and trained the technical staff in a bid to increase the technical-know how of personnel.
The don, however expressed optimistic that with the facilities being put in place, the school would be able to secure accreditation for 29 out of the 30 courses by National Universities Commission.
The Federal University, Oye Ekiti, was among the first nine new Federal universities created by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011.
Others were Federal University of Dutse in Jigawa; Federal University of Dutsin-Ma in Katsina; Federal University of Kashere in Gombe; Federal University of Lokoja in Kogi; Federal University of Ndufu-Alike in Ebonyi; Federal University of Otuoke in Bayelsa and Federal University of Wukari in Taraba.
Source :vanguard 

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