The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), has listed Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) as the fourth most sought-after university in Nigeria.
This was made known through the JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, while unveiling the top ten most sought-after universities in Nigeria, with FUOYE alongside University of Ilorin (UNILORIN); University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the Lagos State University (LASU) were the most-sought universities following an appraisal of its 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
Oloyede, who listed UNILORIN, UNILAG, LASU and FUOYE as first, second, third and fourth as top 4 most sought-after universities by admission seekers, said during the Board’s policy meeting in Abuja that the universities’ ratings followed attraction of high number of applicants during the 2023 UTME application period.
In 2021, FUOYE was ranked 5th most-sought after university.
This, it retained until its latest ranking at the weekend by JAMB.
FUOYE has made commendable progress since the tenure of Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina began.
This has no doubt helped the fastest growing university to record a series of academic laurels including giant strides in sporting activities.
Besides, the Vice-Chancellor has improved on an academic stable calendar through some innovative strategies to promote learning and a conducive environment.
For instance, FUOYE’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Fasina has ensured e-learning programmes for the institution’s teeming students without losing any academic session as conducted during the Federal Government’s forced elections’ holiday.
This has proved effective with a view to ensuring the VC’s adaptive approach to maintaining smooth running of academic programmes.
Meanwhile, the VC has attributed the FUOYE’s feat to a hardworking team coupled with cooperation of members of staff, saying “our target is to become number one most-sought university in Nigeria and one of the best if not number one in the world.”
“Our determination is to launch FUOYE on a global map and until it happens we would not rest on our oars,” he added.
By: Precious Onajobi