* Our varsity places premium on quality, standard – VC
The management of Federal University, Oye Ekiti has debunked allegations that it levied students obnoxious fees such as Final Year Brothers and Staff fees.
FUOYE VC, Prof Abayomi Fasina, who said such fees never existed in the university, urged parents and guardians not to give such money to any student willing to dupe them with such.
Fasina, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Tajudeen Opoola, said the decision of the school management to instruct students to bind their final year projects at the university press was to ensure standard quality and uniformity in colour.
According to a statement on Saturday by his media adviser, Wole Balogun, the VC said, “Our great university places high premium on quality and standard. This is why we offer the best for our students in terms of infrastructures, lectures and community services.
“FUOYE has noticed over the time that binding of the projects of most of our graduating students done outside is of very poor quality and do not match the official faculty colours. The poor quality cannot make these works last long on the shelves. This is why the management instructed them to bring the projects for binding at the university press where quality works will be done for them.
“Students’ final year projects are research goldmines which should be well kept and made durable and this is highly beneficial to the students, the university and more importantly, the society at large,” he said.
The VC, while dismissing the allegations that students were asked to pay obnoxious fees such as FYB fee and staff fee, said: “FUOYE management never asked students to pay for FYB. We should also note that students’ departmental associations are in all universities and whatever they mutually agreed to do for themselves as part of their social life on campus is first of all their own decisions not management’s.
“However, it is possible that any student may want to use the university’s name to dupe his or her parents,” as he warned against any attempt by individuals or group to drag the university’s name in the mud via the social media.