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EKSU disclaimer notice on commencement of virtual learning this is to draw the attention of all students of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti to an “IMPORTANT NOTICE” trending online on the arrangement to commence virtual learning in the university. The said, “IMPORTANT NOTICE” was titled: TOWARDS A SUCCESSFUL TAKE OFF OF VIRTUAL LEARNING IN OUR UNIVERSITY.

On 14 January 1981, Chief Adekunle Ajasin led by the civilian government of the Ondo State, announced its intent to establish a multi-campus university in the state and a 16-member planning committee was set up. The outcome of the exercise led to the founding of the university in March 1982, when the state government created a university named Obafemi Awolowo University, Ado-Ekiti and appointed Prof. I.O. Oladapo as the first vice-chancellor of the with the composition of the first council headed by Chief B.A. Ajayi on 28 March 1982.

The university started off in a modest way from an old catering rest house in Akure and moved to a temporary site in Ado-Ekiti where lectures started soon after with 136 students spread in the Faculties of Arts, Science and Social Sciences. During the 1983/84 session, new courses were established to strengthen the existing faculties; these included geology, biology, chemistry, French, Yoruba studies, philosophy, religious studies, political science and psychology. A fourth faculty, the Faculty of Education, was established in 1983/84 session increasing the student population to 724 In the 1985/86 session, the Faculty of Engineering (Civil, Mechanical and Electrical) and a Department of Banking and Finance was established. The Faculty of Law was established during the 1991/92 session and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences was established in 2001, bringing the Faculties to 8 in total and a student population of 10,000. The student population is now in excess of 25,000 spread across the various academic programmes.

Today the university is running degree programmes in 66 fields of academic specialisation across the existing faculties and academic programmes, from the School of Postgraduate Studies, Directorate of Continuing Education, Directorate of Part-Time Programme, Directorate of Sandwich Education Degree Programme, Affiliate Colleges, Institute of Education, Institute of Science Laboratory Technology, Directorate of Pre-Degree Programmes, General Studies Unit, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies and the Centre for Research and Development, among others. The faculties have increased from 8 in 2001 to 10 in 2010 with the creation of the College of Medicine which houses the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences and Faculty of Clinical Sciences while making use of the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital Complex, Ado-Ekiti.

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The notice was purportedly issued by the Acting Director, Directorate of Information & Communication Technology (DICT), Professor Olu Olatunji. It went ahead to mention the names of some members of the Directorate to be contacted in order to activate the institutional email address.

EKSU disclaimer notice on commencement of virtual learning
For the avoidance of doubt, the said NOTICE did not emanate from the Directorate or the University as claimed. It is the handwork of SCAMMERS.

All students of Ekiti State University and the general public are advised to disregard the notice. An official statement on the resumption of academic activities in the university would be issued from the appropriate quarters soon.

Bode Olofinmuagun,

Head, Directorate of Information & Corporate Affairs.

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