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INT’L SCIENCE CONFERENCE : FUOYE PARTNERS S.A’ S VAAL VARSITY OF TECHNOLOGY ON RESEARCH

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The Federal University Oye-Ekiti, (FUOYE)’s Faculty of Sciences has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with South Africa (S. A)’s Vaal University of Technology (VUT), to enhance research, exchange of academic programmes and capacity building among staff and students of both institutions, among others.

The development was a concluding phase of the 2019 FUOYE International Science Conference, organised by the Faculty of sciences under the leadership of the Dean, Prof. Olayide Lawal, a Professor of Industrial and Macromolecular Chemistry. The conference, which held for two days, was themed: ” Innovation and Advancement in Nanonscience and Nanotechnology. Lead papers were delivered by Prof. Elizer Bobby Naidoo of Vaal University and Dr. Adekunle Adeyemi of FUOYE, department of mechatronics...

 

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VARSITIES SHOULD BE CREATIVE TO COMPLEMENT GOVT’S FUNDING – FUOYE VC


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The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Kayode Soremekun, speaks with ADEWUMI ADEMIJU about university education, and the establishment of private universities, among other issues

Do you subscribe to the claim in some quarters that proliferation of private universities has reduced the quality of university education in the country?

Let me begin by saying that it is not always good enough to generalise issues. The fact that you have an expansion in the number of private universities does not mean that the quality has declined necessarily. I, for one can speak from personal experience. In the course of my career, I have worked in one of the private universities and it is possible for me to say that private universities have added value to the Nigerian university system. Then, it will be unfair to say that the establishment has led to decline in the quality of graduates and scholarship. Some of these universities have continued to hold their heads.

 

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