OVERVIEW OF THE DIRECTORATE OF CORPORATE INFORMATION SERVICES, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OYE-EKITI

The Directorate of Corporate Information Services, (DCIS), in the Federal University Oye-Ekiti, FUOYE, is primarily and statutorily responsible for Information and Protocol functions. Like in other Federal Universities, it belongs to a professional group within the Office of the Vice Chancellor but with specific and unique role of branding the university and promoting its image to external and internal publics. It is essentially a Public Relations Directorate.

In pursuant of its role of informing the public, this Directorate has core professionals in Journalism, Mass Communication, Broadcasting, Public Relations and Protocols. The Directorate also engages professionals in these fields within and outside the Campus to update professional practices and advance useful skills for optimum performance at the University.

The Corporate Information Services Directorate plans to have an Information Bureau Office at Ikole Campus and is presently working with 10 Units in the Directorate. They are:

1. Information Unit
2. Protocol Unit
3. Events Support Unit
4. Digital News Unit
5. Print Production (Fuoye News) Unit
6. Graphics & Visual Works Unit
7. Electronic Broadcast Unit (Radio).
8. Electronic Broadcast Unit (Video & TVs)
9. Social Media Unit
10. Adverts & Marketing Unit.

Already, the Directorate produces FUOYENews, a flagship university news bulletin with the Vice Chancellor as Publisher and Head of the Directorate as Editor. We also have a weekly news magazine programme tagged ‘FUOYE half hour on Radio Nigeria Progress FM, Ado-Ekiti State.

Other official publications, seasonal and annual, will be joining our stable soon. These publications and the radio broadcast provide a window to the wider public to peer into activities, engagements and programmes of the University, both academic and otherwise.

Aside supervising the production of official news bulletin of the University, the Directorate ensures that official programmes of the university are photographed, reported and documented for posterity.

The DCIS strives to represent and project the best possible image of the University through protocol and corporate image management at all times. This responsibility is considered sacred and never to be compromised. To this end, therefore, it also ensures effective coordination of ceremonies and events management.

To ensure a cordial and beneficial relationship with the media, the DCIS maintains relations with the media in respect of coverage, interviews, advertisement placement, recording of live telecast, press rebuttals, etc.
As stated earlier, DCIS serves as the clearing house of general information and public relations. To this regard, therefore, it has the responsibility of gathering, processing and disseminating information within and outside the University. It prepares plans and executes Public Relations strategies to forge understanding, foster mutually beneficial engagements as well as ensuring full appreciation of the University policies and programmes by the general public. Responsible for covering University events, particularly routine events like Inaugural Lectures, courtesy visits, key meetings and reporting same, the Directorate also plays key roles in matriculation ceremonies where it works with the Registry, Student Affairs Division and other organs of the University to deliver seamless, memorable and exciting ceremonies.

The Directorate is involved in external liaisons on behalf of the University at the behest of the Vice Chancellor particularly media relations, community relations and the like to promote town and gown harmonious relationship.

The Directorate produces draft addresses of the Visitor to the University Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, the Vice Chancellor, etc, during ceremonial events. The quality and timeliness of university bulletins, the extent of media coverage of university programme, and the number of visas and foreign trips processed are considered substantial parts of the key result areas of this Directorate.

The Directorate of Corporate Information Services, Federal University Oye-Ekiti is headed by Mr. Adeyinka Ademuyiwa, a seasoned journalist and an experienced University Protocol professional who had served in the media, aviation and other federal University prior to assumption of duties here.

Mr. Ademuyiwa laid his academic foundation in Agricultural Economics at the premier University of Ibadan where he had his first and second degrees from 1986 and 1994 before pursuing his preferred passion as a media person.
He holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism and he is currently working on another Masters degree in Mass Communication at the University of Ilorin.

He worked as Guardian State Correspondent at Makurdi, Benue State, during the regime of Rev. Moses Adasu and got State Commendation recognition for objective reportage of State activities. Also, he was the Guardian Correspondent to Lagos State Government House during the regime of Sir Michael Otedola.

Mr. Ademuyiwa worked in the Corporate Affairs Directorate of the University of Ilorin for nearly ten years where he performed various functions ranging from Liaison Office functions, Advancement Office functions, Protocol functions and Information dissemination functions leaving the Directorate as Assistant Director.

Professionally, Mr. Ademuyiwa is a full member of the following bodies:
Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM)
Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators (ANUPA) and
Nigerian Union of Journalists, (NUJ).

The Directorate of Corporate Information of Federal University Oye-Ekiti is primed to deliver value-added and related services all coordinated to present the image of the University and engage the internal and external publics.

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