FUOYE unveils electric vehicle, mechatronic doors
By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Federal University Oye Ekiti has recorded a breakthrough in science with the local production of an electric vehicle, bicycle and mechatronic doors.
The items were a few out of many other innovations exhibited by the university after a press conference to herald the 8th convocation ceremony addressed by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abayomi Fasina.
The electric vehicle which was produced by staff and students of the Faculty of Engineering has unique features such as high speed, durability, lack of noise and emissions just to mention a few.
Speaking with journalists after test running the vehicle, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abayomi Fasina commended the students and lecturers for the great initiative which he said would put the university on the global map.
Fasina noted that the University would support the faculty to improve on the production and commercialize it for economic benefits.
According to him, the University is ready to support great ideas and innovations that would address the various challenges facing the country.
Giving the convocation highlights, the VC said a total number of 6563 graduates would participate in the ceremony with 114 First class whom he said would be absurd into the system.