www.futo.edu.ng | Federal University of Technology Owerri : FUTO

The Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) is one of the known federal government universities in Nigeria. Their main role is to grant admission to candidates through the conduct of post UTME screening exercises as well as giving qualitative education to students. On this page, you will see everything you need to know about FUTO; about, history, mandate/act, objectives/roles, current leadership, departments and units, achievements, challenges, and contact details. Here, you will also see all related news and the latest updates about FUTO.  Information Guides Nigeria

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About FUTO

The Federal University of Technology Owerri is a federal government university located in Owerri West, the capital of Imo State, Nigeria. The University is bounded by the communities of Eziobodo, Umuchima, Ihiagwa, and Obinze, in Imo State. FUTO was founded in 1980.

Brief History of FUTO

FUTO, as the oldest University of Technology in Nigeria, was established in 1980 by Executive fiat with the composition and appointment of the first provisional Council by Nigeria’s First Executive President, Shehu Shagari. It became the first three of such Universities set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria, who sought to establish a University of Technology in each Geo-political region and particularly in a State which did not have a conventional University. Federal University of Tech, Owerri

On November 28, 1980, in the premises of the Old Government Technical College (GTC), FUTO opened its doors to staff and students.

In January 1982, the Imo State government approved a permanent site for the University.  FUTO engaged Messrs Concarplan – Enplan Group (a firm of Consultants) to design the physical plan for the University.

Located 25 kilometres south of Owerri, the selection of the site was guided by the advice of the National Universities Commission that a minimum area of ten thousand (10,000) acres or 4,048 hectares should be obtained based on the location, relative absence of human settlements within the area and other relevant factors.

FUTO is surrounded by a number of autonomous communities and homesteads all of which had contributed land acquired for the development of the University. These communities are Ihiagwa, Obinze, Umuoma, Nekede, Eziobodo, Avu, Okolochi, Obibiezena, and Emeabiam.  It is bisected by a new road between Obinze and Naze which connects the two mentioned major roads. The Otamiri River traverses the site from North to South and with the beautiful vegetation in its river basin forms an important physical feature. Npower recruitment

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FUTO Mandate/Act

Federal University of Technology, Owerri mandate is seen in the mission, vision, and core value statement of the institution. Those statements are as follows; Flutterwave Recruitment 2021 (7 Positions)

Our Vision

To re-engineer and re-position the Federal University of Technology to be a truly world-class university through recreating, nurturing, and developing uniquely promising students and exceptional staff in Science, Technology, and enterprise to the benefit of our globalized world.

Our Mission

To operate practical and training geared towards transforming the nation’s economy from consumer-oriented to production-oriented, with a sound technological base. #BBNaija: Housemate Bags Second Ambassadorial Deal.

Our Core Values

Our core values are Human Capital Development, Financial Sustainability, and Infrastructural Development.

 Objectives/Roles OF FUTO

FUTO has its aim and objectives as well as goals for the institution. Those objectives are;

  1. To initiate the mutual exchanges of undergraduates, postgraduates, PhDs students, and teachers.
  2. To promote the co-cultivating of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and the development of dual degree programs.
  3. To expand cooperation in scientific research in common-interest scientific research fields.
  4. To organise mutual visiting programmes to improve the research and teaching level of doctoral students, postgraduates, and staff.
  5. To exchange the advanced teaching methods experience, the journals, and publications between the two parties.
  6. To Jointly organise international academic symposiums (lectures, seminars, academic reports).
  7. To search and develop the cooperation programmes of education and scientific research.
  8. To enable the students to acquire competencies in Public Health, carry out community diagnosis, immunization, community mobilization, health education/ promotion, and apply statistical and mathematical methods to the design and analysis of public health problems.
  9. To enable students to conduct Public Health/ biomedical research, nutrition and growth monitoring, environmental monitoring, and disease surveillance.
  10. To prepare public health professionals to take up effective leadership and management position in the community, workplaces, school settings, and health centres/institutions. dollar to naira rate

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FUTO Schools/Departments

The Federal University of Technology, Owerri has a list of schools/departments and they are listed below.

List of Schools

  • School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology

The School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology is composed of (7) seven departments and offers over seven (7) programmes.  The Departments are Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Animal Science and Technology, Crop Science and Technology, Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Forestry and Wildlife Technology, Soil Science Technology.

  • School of Basic Medical Sciences

The School of Basic Medical_Sciences is composed of two (2) departments and offers more than two (2) programmes.  The Departments are Physiology and  Anatomy.

  • School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences is composed of five (5) departments and offers over five (5) programmes.  The Departments are Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, and Forensic Science.

  • School of Engineering and Engineering Technology

The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology is composed of ten (10) departments and offers over ten (10) programmes.  The Departments are Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Food Science Technology, Material, and Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Polymer, and Textile Engineering. #BBNaija: Housemate Bags Second Ambassadorial Deal.

  • School of Electrical Systems Engineering Technology

The School of Electrical Systems Engineering Technology is composed of five (5) departments and offers over five (5) programmes.  The Departments are; Department of Computer Engineering (CME), Department of Electrical (Power Systems) Engineering (EPE), Department of Electronic Engineering (ELE), Department of Mechatronic Engineering (MCE), and the Department of Telecommunications Engineering (TCE).

  • School of Environmental Science

The School of Environmental Technology is composed of six (6) departments and offers over six (6) programmes.  The Departments are Architecture, Building Technology, Environmental Technology, Quantity Surveying, Surveying and Geoinformatics, Urban and Regional Planning.

  • School of Health Technology

The School of Health Technology is composed of five (5) departments and offers over five (5) programmes.  The Departments are Biomedical Technology, Dental Technology, Optometry, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Public Health Technology.

  • School of Information and Communications Technology

The School of Computing and Information Technology is composed of four (4) departments and offers over five (5) programmes.  The Departments are Computer Science, Information Technology, CyberSecurity and Software Engineering. WAEC result

  • School of Management Technology

The School of Management Technology is composed of five(5) departments and offers over five(5) programmes.  The Departments are Financial Management Technology, Maritime Management Technology, Project Management Technology, Transport Management Technology, and Management Technology.

  • School of Physical Sciences

The School of Physical Sciences is composed of six(6) departments and offers over six(6) programmes.  The Departments are Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Science Laboratory Technology, and Statistics.

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Notable Achievements of FUTO

Below are some of the notable achievements of FUTO.

  • The University – FUTO is known for its technically strong graduates, evidenced by the large number of its alumni currently in oil and gas companies in Nigeria. The largest percentage of engineers in most oil companies in Nigeria are FUTO alumni.
  • FUTO has been in the executive committee of the Physics Writers Series Creation (formally the Nigerian Universities Physics Series) since 2002 and also on the Board of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council as well as the Council of the Nigerian Institute of Physics and the Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • Many FUTO graduates have also won competitive job placements and have attained executive and international staff cadres in diverse key industries such as Schlumberger, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Chevron, Exxon-Mobil, Saipan Engineering Company, Banks, Insurance Companies, etc. Indeed, employers have attested to the high performance of our graduates at their jobs. JAMB form

 Challenges Facing FUTO

Here are some of the problems facing FUTO.

  • The problem of Inadequate funding
  • Inadequate cum obsolete facilities and equipment
  • Corruption in the system
  • Brain drain
  • Incessant strikes

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FUTO Contact Details

Here is how to contact FUTO for inquiries, questions, findings, and complaints:

Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria PMB 1526

  • Email Address: info@futo.edu.ng
  • Facebook: https://facebook.com/F.U.T.O.Nigeria JAMB Result

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