The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, for the adoption of the university’s Top Up and Conversion programmes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the signing ceremony held at the university in Oye-Ekiti was aimed at helping Higher National Diploma holders undergo more training to get a degree.
In his remarks at the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor of FUOYE, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, described the collaboration as very important.
He said that the university’s desire for such collaboration was part of its community service agenda to bridge the gap between university and polytechnic education in the country.
The vice-chancellor also said that FUOYE would not fail in the implementation of the agreement because the programme will be a success for the two institutions.
Dr Olusegun Aluko, who led the polytechnic delegation, equally expressed delight with the collaboration.
He gave an assurance that the management of the polytechnic would play its part to ensure the success of the programme.
Aluko commended the vice chancellor for creating an enabling environment for the two institutions to evolve a good partnership.
NAN reports that the MoU with the polytechnic is the sixth partnership deal FUOYE had entered into with other institutions.