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FUOYE STUDENTS EXCEL AT THE AFRICAN DRUMS FESTIVAL

delegationVice Chancellor, Federal University OyeEkiti, Prof. KayodeSoremekun and  Ex Director General, Abuja and Calabar Carnival, now, Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies, FUOYE, Prof. Rasaki Ojo Bakare have enjoined the presidency to give more support for the advancement of the nation’s cultural heritage for tourism in his efforts to diversify the economy.

They made the call recently, when the students of the University’s Department of Theatre & Media Arts, led by Professor Rasaki Ojo Bakare, Ag. Dean, Faculty of Arts, Dr. Bolanle Opoola and HOD of the department, Dr. Jonathan Mbachaga, presented the plaque award and cash prize of Five Hundred Thousand Naira(N500, 000), it received for emerging third best position at the prestigious African Drums Festivalcompetition.

 

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FUOYE RANKED 14TH AMONG THE NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES - LATEST NUC RANKING

NUCCongratulations to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released its rankings for all Universities in Nigeria, both private and government owned, and the rankings showed quite curious results.

According to the ranking, out of over hundred (100) ranked Universities in Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria came out top, beating University of Lagos, and Obafemi Awolowo University to second and third places respectively.

At the 4th position is University of Ibadan. The only Non-Federal University in the top ten ranking, National Daily gathered is Covenant University, Ota which also emerged as the best Private University in the ranking on the 6th position in the National Ranking.

Lagos State University, (LASU), Ojo is the best ranked State University at 16th position. Other Universities at the top include: University of Ilorin at 5th, University of Nigeria, Nsukka at 7th, while University of Benin, University of Abuja and University of Port Harcourt occupy the 8th, 9th, and 10th position respectively.

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FUOYE DON TASKS GOVT ON PETROCHEMICALS ALTERNATIVES

 FUOYE 1ST INAUGURAL LECTURE

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A Professor of industrial chemistry at the Federal University Oye Ekiti, Ekiti State Prof. Cecilia Akintayo has urged the federal government to put up modern based chemical plants that would assist in producing bio-based chemicals.

Akintayo said this would serve as perfect alternative to petrochemical products which have been a threat to human existence and environment. The university don made the disclosure in a maiden inaugural lecture delivered during the weekend at the large lecture theatre Hall, Faculty of Science, FUOYE entitled: ‘The place of plant oil derived products as sustainable replacement for petrochemical products in industries’.

She explained there is need for a paradigm shift from petrochemicals which constitute biological hazard to a sustainable alternative where environmental impact will be reduced...

 

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