The Management of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), in Ekiti State, has announced that the 5th and 6th Combined Convocation ceremony for graduands of the institution in the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 academic sessions.
According to a statement by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Foluso Ogunmodede and the Special Adviser on Media Matters to the Vice Chancellor, Mr. Wole Balogun, activities for the ceremony will hold between 13th and 19th December, 2021.
The convocation would kick off, on Monday, with a Convocation Press Conference to be hosted by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina, followed by the University’s third Inaugural Lecture by a Professor of Comparative Politics and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) Administration, Prof. Jeremiah Shola Omotola, on Tuesday.
The lecture, titled ‘The Troubled Trinity: Elections, Democracy and Development in Nigeria’, will hold at the Faculty of Science lecture theatre by 2:00pm.
The statement further disclosed that Wednesday’s activities are the foundation laying ceremony and fund-raising programme for the Alumni complex by 10am, followed by the fourth Inaugural Lecture of the University by a Professor of Food Science and FUOYE’s immediate past Dean of the School of Post Graduate Studies, (SPGS), Prof. Mojisola Oyarekua, at 2:00pm.
The Convocation Lecture, titled ‘Responding to and Building Forward in Times of Emergencies: How Prepared are Nigerian Universities?’ will be presented between 2:00pm and 5:00pm, on Thursday, by a former Vice Chancellor of Osun State University, Prof. Labode Popoola, of the Department of Social and Environmental Forestry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
On Friday, December 17, there will be an Induction of FUOYE Engineering students into the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), as well as the launching of a Mail Dispatch Mobile Robot, created by Dr. O.O Martins of Mechatronics department.
This would hold at the FUOYE Engineering Faculty complex, Ikole campus, between 9:00am and 10:30am.
The Induction will be followed by the commissioning of FUOYE automobile workshop at 10:30am also at the Ikole campus, while Jumat service follows suit at the university mosque by 1pm, followed by the University Convocation Play by students of the Department of Theatre and Media Arts between 3:00pm and 5:00pm.
The grand finale he grand finale on Saturday will feature the investiture and award of honourary Doctor of Letters Degrees on the Attah Igala land, who doubles as FUOYE’s Chancellor, HRM Matthew Opaluwa, Dr. Nuhu Yakubu, and Mrs Victoria A. Samson, founder and Managing Director, Bovas and Co Limited.
Award of degrees of postgraduates and graduates as well as Vice Chancellor’s awards of excellence to deserving members of staff will follow suit after the investiture, while the ceremony will end on a note of celebration with a cocktail party.
A thanksgiving service will hold on Sunday at the University’s Chapel of Transformation to finalize the convocation ceremony activities.