• The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Prof. Adebiyi Daramola has admonished the fourth set of students who recently proceeded to the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America for the completion of their undergraduate programmes to sustain and improve on the already established positive image of the University during their academic sojourn in America.

    He stated this at a departure send-off organized for the 12 students who will be in the United States for two sessions under the aegis of the existing academic exchange programme and memorandum of understanding between both institutions.

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    Reviewing the performance of students in the collaboration since inception of the 4+1+1 programme under which selected FUTA students complete the last year of their undergraduate programme in FAMU and proceed to do their masters, Daramola said, “I am very happy to announce to you that your predecessors in the programme have made us proud. They keep our flag flying and keep making us shine. I want you to make FUTA shine better. Since the programme started, we have received positive reports about our students. They have performed morally and academically well. As I am talking to you, one of them who went in 2014 will be completing his Doctorate in April, 2017. This is a great feat he is almost a Ph.D. holder. That is why I always say sky is not just the limit, but the starting point for the serious type. Therefore, I urge you to utilize this rare opportunity to the best.”

    While appreciating the investment of the parents, Daramola said “I congratulate parents for this huge investment into the future. This is because we all know how difficult the Nigerian economy is, especially because of the exchange rate of the naira to foreign currencies. I pray that your investment on these children will never be in vain. They will all succeed and make you and the University proud.”

    Daramola admonished the students to justify their parents’ investment and be good ambassadors of their parents, the University and Nigeria. He also assured the University community about his administration’s effort in increasing collaboration with world class Universities.

    “Our collaboration with world class Universities keep soaring. By next year, our students will be going to Germany. This is because we want them to have opportunities their peers in other Universities in Nigeria don’t have.”

    In separate addresses, the Director, International Office, FUTA, Prof. Akintunde Akindahunsi, represented by Mr. John Osadeyi, the Chairman, Committee of Deans and Dean, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, SAAT, Professor Shadrach Akindele and the Registrar, Dr. (Mrs.) Modupe Ajayi admonished the students to face their studies and not misuse the opportunity.

    The Twelve students in the FUTA- FAMU Class of 2016/2017 are:

    1. Adegbulugbe, Oluwanifemi T. Civil Engineering
    2. Adeniji, Oluwasegun Samuel Civil Engineering
    3. Aderibigbe, Temilola Oluwagbemiga Mathematics
    4. Akintola, Taofeek Kayode Electrical & Electronics Engineering
    5. Okogbue, Emmanuel Ebube Electrical & Electronics
    6. Akingboye, Patricia Odun Crop, Soil & Pest
    7. Bilau, Ibrahim Ajao Architecture
    8. Fiola, Tolulope E. Industrial Design
    9. Ojo, Oluwafemi, Emmanuel Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
    10. Oladosu, Olayinka Michael Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
    11. Obinegbo, Oluchukwu Chidinma Physics
    12. Ologunagba, Damilola Esther Physics.


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