The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the management of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Ekiti State to commence what is called Higher National Diploma (HND) to B.Sc Top-Up/conversion programmes in Management, Engineering, Sciences and Social Sciences related courses.
TheTabloid.net gathered that the MOU was signed on June 23, 2021 at the FUOYE Vice-Chancellor’s office, after the managements of the two institutions mutually agreed on terms of reference and conditions governing the academic affiliations and collaborations approved by Nigerian Universities Commission ( NUC).
In his address, the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Dr. Lateef Ademola Olatunji appreciated his host for extending the tentacles of the university to collaborate with OffaPoly, disclosing that the polytechnic has been effectively and efficiently running affiliation programmes with other institutions without hitch, in terms of facilities, equipment and qualified personnel. He also assured FUOYE management of strict adherence to the MOU.
“I want to appreciate the Management of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti for this academic partnership. It is on record that we were ranked best affiliate institution by Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) and we are at the same time on affiliation and collaboration with other institutions without any hindrance. I want to assure you that our affiliation will be successful because we have everything in place to make it a productive venture and partnership,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina acknowledged the proactive response of the management Offa to the affiliation request, describing it as a prompt response from a forward-looking and serious minded management. He urged the management to work in line with the MOU.
He added that the university would look forward to more robust collaborations in the area of research and staff development with the polytechnic.
In attendance at the occasion included principal officers of the university, director of Top-Up program and other management staff.
The FEDPOFFA team also included: Deputy Rector Academics, Arc TPL. Augustine Adama, Registrar, Mr. Adetunji Oni, The Polytechnic Librarian, Dr. Femi Quadri. Other management staff present were: Director, Directorate of Affiliate Degree and Industrial Collaboration, Engr. Dr K.O. Kadri. Director of Information, Public Relations and Protocols, Mr. Olayinka Iroye, Deputy Registrar DADPIC, Dr O.A. Oniyide, Deputy Registrar (Legal Matters), Barrister Kunle Babatunde among others.
The top-up conversion programmes of Federal University of Oye-Ekiti in affiliation with the Federal Polytechnic Offa will commence with the following programmes:
B.Sc. Accounting, B.Sc. Business Administration, B.Sc. Banking and Finance, B.Sc. Public Administration, B.Sc. Marketing. Other courses also includes: B.Eng. Computer Engineering, B.Eng. Civil Engineering, B.Eng. Electrical Electronic Engineering, B. Eng. Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc. Computer Science, B.Sc. Microbiology, B.Sc. Biochemistry, B.Sc. Mass Communication and B.L.S. Library & Information Science.