In an attempt to leapfrog agriculture in the institution, the students and staff of the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti are being trained on how to deploy drones technology. The drone technology tagged, “Drones in Agricultural Development” is being handled by Mr Femi Adekoya, the country representative in deploying technology for positioning agriculture, who is also the lead resource person, and other experts.
Adekoya, speaking in FUOYE recently, disclosed that the institution is the first public university where he will train staff and students on the use of drone technology for the development of agriculture.
He said drone technology is one that is transforming the landscape of agriculture, he predicts a future where development in the sector will be driven by technology such as concepts like farm to cloud, livestock live, Uber agricbokts and others.
He added that drone technology training involves answering pertinent questions revolving round why drones are important and why people need to pay attention to technology.
Adekoya said he had got the gadgets on the latest technology to develop agriculture in FUOYE, adding when the “Stream A students complete their exam on May 29, they will be trained in computer studies, such as software development, system analysis among others.”
“We want to empower our students with necessary entrepreneurial skills so they can become employers of labour instead of seeking for employment,” he said, expressing further, “This training is meant to discuss the latest trends and development in drone technology and how they can contribute to our agricultural development.
Meanwhile, according to Wole Balogun, the S.A Media to the Vice Chancellor, the institution had already begun a revolution programme represented by massive cultivation of ten hectares of land.
Upon the ten hectares of land have been grown different crops like maize, cassava, palm oil and other crops, as the institution still has another five hectares of plantation on the main campus in Oye-Ekiti and another five hectares on the Ikole-Ekiti campus, said Balogun.
Speaking, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abayomi Sunday Adesina, disclosed that the university management is planning to start another farm of five hectares in Erinmope-Ekiti in the nearest future.
Corroborating the VC, Adekoya added, ” We are already on ground in 12 towns in Ekiti and we are going to more towns,” calling for assistance to develop the institution.
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