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CIVIL SOCIETY GROUP HONOURS FUOYE VC

A coalition of civil society organizers (Civil Society Groups for Good Governance) led by the Coalition’s President, Comrade Ogukwu Dominic showered accolades on the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Professor Kayode Soremekun for his laudable achievements; the group said they were overwhelmed by the achievements of the Vice- Chancellor since his assumption of duties.

According, to Comrade Dominic, the team had earlier visited all the campuses of the University, had a facility tour of both complete and ongoing projects as well as interacted with cross-section of both staff and students which led to their second visit to submit a complete report to the University. He said, copies of the same report have been forwarded to the Federal Ministry of Education, National Universities Commissions, TETFUND and other relevant agencies. The report for Professor Kayode Soremekun was presented alongside certificate of achievements.

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LIPERD ATTENDS NALHASTON CONFERENCE

The Linkage Programme, Environmental Research & Development Unit in its bid to fulfil its mandate of community linkage attended the 24th Annual Scientific/Delegate conference of the National Association of Livestock Husbandry Scientists and Technologists of Nigeria (NALHASTON) which held on 14th November, 2018 at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD).

Director of LIPERD unit, Professor A.A Aganga who was a lecturer at the event delivered a lecture on the topic: High Cost of Feed and Low Profit Margins for Livestock Farmers: Way Out of the Logjam.

Prof. A.A Aganga who spoke extensively on the topic stated that in a few years Nigeria’s population will explode and to survive this explosion, food production must explode. To combat this future occurrence, she urged the Government to look into this and make it a point of priority to plan well for the future and make sure our food reserves are not just empty because that is not the purpose they should serve. She also mentioned that workshops and trainings on food production should be organized to reduce cost and expenses of importation.

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FUOYE cohort wins participation in USAID Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Women in Science Mentoring program.

uzodinmaI am happy to inform the Vice Chancellor that my group, made up of four Mentees and my self as Mentor, won a place in the USAID Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Women in Science Mentoring program advertised earlier in the year.

The group will be sponsored to Rwanda in July for a 3-day mentorship training, after which a 1-year mentorship programme drawn up at the meeting will be implemented. At the end of the 1 year, the mentees will compete with other cohorts for $10,000 research grants each, which will be managed by the University for each successful mentee.

The group is made up of the following:
Prof. Sylvia Uzochukwu Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology — Mentor
Modinat Adekoya Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology — Mentee
Dr. Cordelia Jaiyeoba Department of Food Science and Technology - Mentee
Mrs. Folake Idowu Adebayo Department of Food Science and Technology - Mentee
Mrs Elizabeth Adesemoye Department of Microbiology - Mentee

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