Ekiti State University is ready to nurture the Performing Arts talents in the institution.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele made this remark while addressing the crew of International Festival of Dance (IFCOD) in his office. The IFCOD crew paid professor Bandele a courtesy visit in his office to declare the University Television performing arts competition EKSU edition open. The Vice- Chancellor reiterated the management’s support for the Theatre and Media Arts department and other talents present among the students of the University. One of such supportive gestures is the management’s financial and moral support of EKSU troupe to perform in North Carolina, United States of America for the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival.

 

In her reaction,Mrs. Josephine Igberaise, the Leader of the crew and the Director of National troupe of Nigeria thanked professor Bandele for his belief in the Nigerian youth and his support of their dreams. She is also one of the judges in the competition. She explained that the University Television Performing Arts competition has among its goal, showcasing the talents in the Universities, save the African arts and bring life to performing arts.

 

Mr. Jude Udueni, the IFCOD administrator thanked the Vice-Chancellor for his encouragement and the provision of equipment and props to the Theatre and Media Arts department and hopes other institution take a cue from EKSU to support talents available in the Universities.