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Governor Oyebanji Calls on Universities to Prioritize Skills Development for Graduates



Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, emphasized the crucial role of universities in Nigeria in producing graduates equipped with the skills and mindset necessary to address the country's pressing challenges.


During the 8th convocation ceremony of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, Governor Oyebanji urged universities to prioritize research efforts aimed at tackling critical national issues and to produce graduates who can offer innovative solutions for sustainable development.


A total of 6,563 students graduated from the university, including 114 First Class, 2,762 Second Class Upper, 2,793 Second Class Lower, 688 Third Class, 163 master's degree recipients, 36 Ph.D. holders, and seven postgraduate diploma awardees.


Additionally, the university conferred honorary doctorates on distinguished individuals including Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, Senator Solomon Adeola, and Yusuf Gagdi for their outstanding contributions in various fields.


Governor Oyebanji commended the achievements of FUOYE and emphasized the importance of revamping university curricula to foster critical thinking, creativity, and entrepreneurship.


Senator Bamidele expressed gratitude for the honorary degree, highlighting it as a recognition of their dedication and commitment to excellence.


The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abayomi Fasina, outlined the institution's future vision, including infrastructure development and academic enhancement, reaffirming their commitment to realizing the full potential of FUOYE.

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