Accreditation teams from the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) and the Federal Ministry of Environment have given pass mark to laboratory facilities at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, saying they are of international standard.
Leading a team from the Institute, Mr. O. A. Ipinmoye said the mission of his team was for resource assessment and advisory on facilities at the University’s Julius Okojie Central Research Laboratory (JOCRL).
According to him, Laboratory accreditation is in stages and JOCRL has passed some preliminary stages. He therefore called on management to ensure constant maintenance of the equipment in the laboratory.
Speaking on the quality of the structures on ground he said they are conducive for research and learning.
Ipinmoye who commended the safety gadgets in the laboratory called for constant maintenance and appreciated the effort of the management of the laboratory in registering for proficiency testing urging it to speed up the process.
Leading a team from Federal Ministry of Environment, a regulator in the Ministry, Mrs. Theresa Olayinka Ajiboye said what she saw in the laboratory and the interaction she had with staff of the Julius Okojie Central Research Laboratory further confirmed what she has heard and read about the University several years ago as the nation’s best University of Technology.
Responding, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi Daramola (fnaae) commended the thoroughness of the teams. He promised to look into areas mentioned for staff development and improvement in the services of the laboratory.