Honours for MOB, Adeola, Gagdi, others at FUOYE convocation

* Akpabio, Oloyede, Oladiji expected

By John Odunjo

The Federal University, Oye Ekiti will honour the Senate Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele; Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Solomon Adeola Yayi; and Chairman, House Committee on Navy, Rt. Hon. Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, PhD, with honoris causa during its eight convocation ceremonies.

FUOYE will also honour other deserving and distinguished Nigerians in recognition of their sterling contributions towards adding values to the country and humanity.

The Chairman, University Ceremonies Committee, Prof. Tajudeen Opoola, says that Senate President Godswill Akpabio is expected at the convocation while the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, Prof. Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, will deliver the Convocation Lecture.

He said that the major highlights of the weeklong ceremony beginning on February 5 included a press conference, free healthcare services to some communities and commissioning of infrastructural projects.

Opoola said that the convocation activities would witness conferment of awards of degrees up to the doctoral level and award of honorary degrees as well as recognition awards to notable individuals for their meritorious services to the nation and humanity.

The committee chairman said the activities would begin on February 5, 2024 with the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abayomi Sunday Fasina’s, press conference, adding that “on the same day, the exhibition of products and services by each faculty will start and run till the final day of the programme and Free Healthcare Services to be offered by the University medical Centre’s team, led by Dr Olawale Musbau.

The following day is dedicated to Free Healthcare Services for the Oye Ekiti Community, commissioning of projects at Oye Campus, the projects include Faculty of Law Complex, Faculty of Arts Lecture Theatre, New Medical Students Hostel, University Staff School, Centre for Mathematical Modeling, 500KVA Power Generating house, Solar Light project and the Alumni Building.

On Wednesday, 7th February, there will be a repeat of Free Healthcare services for the Ikole-Ekiti Community and the Commissioning of Projects at the Ikole campus. The projects include 32 Rooms Professorial Office building and New University Library, and official induction of Engineering students will round up the activities for the day.

The activities continue on Thursday, 8th February with a repeat of Free Healthcare Services for the Ayegbaju Ekiti Community, which would be followed by the University Founder’s Day speech, to be delivered by FUTA VC, Prof. Adenike Temidayo Oladiji and a grand Convocation cocktail as well as Command performance by the students of the Department of Theatre and Media Arts of FUOYE.

On Friday, 9th February 2024, a Jumat service to herald the Convocation ceremony would be held as the University Mosque. This would be followed by the VC’s Award of Excellence to deserving staff members and worthy individuals. A N50 billion Endowment Fund Raising and Meritorious Awards would also hold on Friday.

The Convocation ceremony’s grand finale holds on Saturday, 10th February 2024 from 11am with a Convocation lecture, to be delivered by JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, which would immediately be followed by the convocation ceremony/award of degrees.

On Sunday, 11th February 2024, a Thanksgiving Service would be held at the University Chapel as concluding part of the ceremony.

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