Professor of soil science, Abayomi Sunday Fasina has been appointed the new Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), and here is his biography and all you need to know about him.

The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), was one of the nine federal universities established by the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration in 2011.

Chinedu Ostadinma Nebo was appointed as the pioneer VC, while its outgoing VC was appointed by President Buhari in 2016.

The institution currently has two campuses at both Oye-Ekiti and Ikole-Ekiti and eight faculties with 57 departments.

Profile of Prof. Abayomi Fasina

  • Full name: Abayomi Sunday Fasina
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  • Profession: Academic
  • Post Held: Vice Chancellor (FUOYE)

Prof. Abayomi Fasina emergence as FUOYE VC

His appointment was announced by Mohammed Lawan Yahuza, the institution’s pro-chancellor and chairman of Council, in Abuja on Wednesday.

“Today, Wednesday, January 6, 2020, brings to an end a very long and tortuous process of getting a new VC for FUOYE,” he said.

He noted that though the process started last year, there were mistakes that were made but were corrected before the final process.

According to a statement by institution’s deputy director, corporate affairs, Adeyinka Ademuyiwa, he said the decision was taken at a meeting presided over by the pro-chancellor and chairman of the council, Dr Mohammed Lawan Yahuza on Wednesday.

“At a time we made a mistake the retired astute administrator from the Federal Ministry of Health admitted, stressing that those mistakes needed to be corrected.

“The Pro-Chancellor further noted that the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor has brought with it rancour and acrimony to the campus and outside it advising that by this appointment, all these should stop.

“The Chairman then advised all applicants to sheath their swords and join the new Vice-Chancellor to build the University.

“Dr Yahuza thanked the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof Kayode Soremekun for finishing well noting that the outgoing Vice-Chancellor passed through a very difficult situation.

“You are going out with confidence and your head high up, I congratulate you.

“Dr Yahuza appreciated members of the Governing Council for their commitment, doggedness and thoroughness. I want to put on record my appreciation for your support and understanding.”

Short of Prof. Abayomi Fasina

Professor Sunday Abayomi Fasina becomes Federal university Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) 4th Vice Chancellor. He was until his appointment the DVC Administration.


He is a Fellow, Soil Science Society of Nigeria. His current research is on Soil carbon Management and Sequestration and Pedometrics. He has successfully supervised 3 Ph.Ds and 3 MSc students.

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