By Wole Balogun
S.A media to VC
The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Joint Universities’ Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB), Prof. Adewale Okunuga has commended the management of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) on the provision of conducive and stimulating learning and teaching environment for the students.
Prof. Okunuga who visited the JUPEB mini-campus of FUOYE in Ilupeju-Ekiti, and examined the faculty of science laboratories being used for teaching the science students, scored the management high on performance and urged them to continue to improve on the facilities for teaching and research in the upwardly mobile lvory Tower.
The JUPEB CEO was on an inspection visit which would lead to renewing the accredition of FUOYE for teaching JUPEB courses.
Contrary to the usual arrangement of delegating officials of the Board for the assessment visit, Prof. Okunuga personally led a three-man team that visited the FUOYE JUPEB mini-campus on Thursday, April 27, 2023.
He started with examining the premises of the mini-campus and then addressed the students who were on ground to receive him. He also urged the students to bare their minds, without fear or favour, and express their impression about the quality of teaching they are receiving.
Responding, the students rated the lecturers from FUOYE high in attending to them and ensuring that they are well taught.
The Registrar equally interracted with the lecturers, asking them to give suggestions on ways to improve on quality of services to the students. He urged them to rate the students on three parameters, which are attendance of classes, participation in class and academic performances based on the earlier tests and first semester examinations that have been conducted.
The lecturers gave good marks on the three areas on the part of the students and also disclosed to the Registrar that a substantial part of the syllabus have been covered in other to get the students ready for the centrally conducted examinations later in the year.
Thereafter, Prof. Okunuga took his team round the facilities avaialble for teaching on the campus and expressed satisfaction with what he saw on ground.
Addressing the managemrnt and lecturers on a number of matters, he said: ” First of all, we want to commend your efforts in ensuring that you do your best for the students so that they can come out in flying colours in their exams. We appreciate your efforts and the painstaking efforts the management is making to provide standard facilities for teaching and learning.
“You are doing very well and we want you to keep soaring high. We also wish to advise that the management should create few extra curricullar activities for the JUPEB students in their mini-campus so that the can also have a feeling of living a campus life as their colleagues on the main campus are having. This will also create room for brief and neccesary relaxation, refreshment and social life for the students,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of FUOYE management, the FUOYE JUPEB Programme Director, Dr. Gabriel Ogunleye, thanked the Registrar on behalf of the University management for visiting the institution. He assured the Registrar that the University administration would continue to put in her best in sustaining academic excellence which FUOYE is already known for.