The management of newly-established Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, has said only 400 students out of 11,560 that applied for admission would be admitted as pioneer students, for the Oye and Ikole campuses of the institution.
Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Chinedu Nebo, said this in Oye-Ekiti, weekend, at a briefing to wrap up the post-JAMB test for prospective students.
Nebo,who spoke through the university’s Acting Registrar, Mr. Abiodun Adeyemo, said the institution would commence academic activities with five faculties; namely Humanities, Sciences, Agriculture, Social Sciences and Engineering.
The Acting Registrar said the pioneer students would resume formally on July 25, making the university the first to take off among the nine newly- established universities by the Federal Government last year.
The Vice-Chancellor assured that the students shall not only be sufficiently made to pass through academic training alone, but would be exposed to skills acquisition programmes that will guarantee self-employment after the completion of their courses.
He said the dream of the institution was to train students that will be employers of labour rather than the situation in conventional universities, where graduands turn out to be jobless for several years after graduation.