FUOYE student wins Build Africa 2020 career presentation contest


A student of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Miss. Oyesomi Fatimah, of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) has made the institution proud by emerging winner in the just concluded ‘Build ‘Africa 2020 Career Presentation Competition, ‘ which was conducted on line from July 3rd and 4th, 2020 on the zoom platform.

The competition was organised for Hospitality and Tourism students in tertiary institutions across Africa.


Oyesomi was awarded a Cash prize of N100,000 and free UK Institute of Hospitality student membership registration for achieving the commendable feat and making FUOYE proud.

The competition was organised for hospitality and tourism students in tertiary institutions accros Africa. Build Afrika, 2020 is an initiative of Tourism Afrikania with the aim of promoting travel, tourism and hospitality education in Africa through presentations from stakeholders, and competitions among participants. Tourism Afrikania is founded by Lagos coordinator, Hospitality and Tourism Management Association of Nigeria, Chimezie Mike.

Responding to the development, Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, said: “This is a welcomed and positive development. Though, the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management is still young in our equally young University, what it clearly demonstrates is that our colleagues in that Department have already started to cultivate a culture of excellence which is commendable. I urge them to continue the good work, such that we will continue to have a University to boast about. And to the Student Fatimah who has made us proud by winning this award, I am saying Congratulations. Please do not rest on your oars. There are greater heights for you and other students to conquer.”

Several students of the varsity have recently made her proud by winning outstanding awards in such areas as Agriculture, Mechatronics, and Entertainment, among others.

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