As part of its existing academic exchange programme, twelve students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, have traveled to the United States of America to complete their programmes at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, in Tallahassee.
This is the fourth edition of the programme which is based on a memorandum of understanding, MoU, between FUTA and FAMU that allows the students to finish their last two sessions in US.
In his farewell message, the Vice-Chancellor of FUTA, Adebiyi Daramola, enjoined the students to be of good behaviour and face their academics so as to sustain and improve the already established positive image of the University.
FUTA Vice-Chancellor, , at a departure send-off for the students, urged the students, the fourth set in a series, to sustain and improve on the already established positive image of the University during their academic sojourn in America.
He 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,” the VC said.
“That is why I always say the sky is not just the limit, but the starting point for the serious type. Therefore, I urge you to utilize this rare opportunity to your full advantage.”
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,” he said.