The Federal University, Oye Ekiti, has been accredited to offer post-graduate studies, barely seven years after the institution was established.
According to Oyeyimika Koyejo-Fasakin, Acting Registrar of the University, interested candidates can now apply for Masters and Doctorate programmes into eight different programmes in Agriculture, Social Science and Arts.
The courses are Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Crop Science and Soil science in the department of Agriculture.
Others are English Language and English Literature, Theatre Arts, Sociology, and Demographics and Social Statistics.
Kayode Soremekun, Vice Chancellor of the university, said that with the introduction of postgraduate studies, the schoool had realised of one of the goals he set for himself when he was appointed in 2016.
He promised that the University will ensure that students in the postgraduate school are not delayed unnecessarily beyond the time they ought to complete their programmes.
“We intend to take the sting out of the postgraduate school. By this, I mean we will not delay students unduly beyond the stipulated time for the programmes and we will not compromise on quality,” Soremekun said.
“The introduction of this programme is a fulfillment of the pledge of the Federal Government, which is to provide access to education to all those who seek it so that Nigeria will be a better place.
“The cost in time and resources are not prohibitive, as we are determined to provide access to quality postgraduate education for our students.”
Soremekun commended Rasaki Bakare, Dean of the Postgraduate School of the University, for the “energy and drive” with which he runs the affairs of the college.
“Now, since we have opened our doors to postgraduate students, we will ensure that they receive the best teaching and research support to excel,” Soremekun said.