The 25th FUTO General Assembly Held at the Hall of Excellence

Federal University of Technology Owerri, 25th General Assembly

The State of the University Address was given by the 7th Substantive Vice-Chancellor in the occasion of his 2nd Year Anniversary held at the Hall of Excellence.

There he welcomes all that honoured the event and outlined all his achievements in the year under review as listed below:

Academic Activities and collaborations

  1. Examination misconduct by students are now being given prompt attention as such allegations are timely dispensed and defaulting students sanctioned appropriately.
  2. Over ten conferences/workshops held in the University for the period under review and they are:
    • 2nd International Congress on Health Science and Technology {August 9-12, 2017}
    • One Workshop on Achieving Excellence in Research Publications in Index Journals by the Centre for Research and International Development (August 1, 2017)
    • One Month Intensive Practical Workshop on Statistical Analysis by the University Computer Centre (July 10, 2017 – August 17, 2017)
    • etc.
  3. Similarly, two Professors delivered the 31st and 32nd Inaugural Lectures of the University on March 29, 2017, and April 26, 2017, respectively.

Accreditation of Academic Programmes

The result of the 2017 NUC Accreditation exercise saw all the 8 programmes visited attaining full accreditation status, namely – Maritime Management Technology, Information Management Technology, Forestry and Wildlife Technology, Urban and Regional Planning, Quantity Surveying, Biomedical Technology, Dental Technology and finally Prosthesis and Orthotics.

36th Matriculation Ceremony

On Friday, February 24, 2018 a total of 5,223 students were formally inducted as students of the University.

30th Convocation Ceremony

From Tuesday, April 3, 2018 to Saturday, April 7, 2018, a total of 2,763 graduants were awarded degrees and higher degrees among them were thirty six (36) first class graduantes, forty six(46) PhDs and three Honourary degree were also awarded.

Academic Collaborations

FUTO has established some academic linkages for exchange programmes, research and academic collaboration and has signed five MoUs with the following Chinese Institutions and Universities:

  1. Institute of Metal Research, Shenyang, China;
  2. Shenyang Technological University, Shenyang, China;
  3. Northeastern University, Shenyang, China;
  4. University of Chemical Technology, Shenyang China;
  5. Himin Solar Co. Ltd/International Microemissions University;
  6. Southwest University of Science and Technology

Administrative Matters

The first ever Code of Ethics for Staff and Students is awaiting Council’s approval and would help shape the ethical conduct of the University community.

Furthermore, in order to deepen our internal mechanism for better performance, we constituted the following committees:

  • The Design Review Committee
  • Project Monitoring Committee
  • The ICTC Management Board
  • The Open Educational Resources (OER) Project Implementation Committee
  • The Vice-Chancellor’s Security Advisory Committee

Some departments have moved to newly completed buildings like Microbiology Department, Forestry & Wildlife Technology etc.

Professor J. N. Okeudo was appointed the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics and Mrs Helen O Onuoha took over as the Bursar on the March 16, 2018 and April 2, 2018 respectively.

Information & Communication Technology

The University website has been upgraded, remolded and updated with more current information and in attestation to that the Nigeria Internet Registration Agency (NIRA) nominated FUTO website as one of the best website amongst Nigerian Universities.  The University will receive this award on July 6, 2018.

Secondly the University Portal for registration of courses has been running effectively.

Thirdly, the problem associated with issuance of registration numbers to both new and old students has been resolved.

Fourthly, the internet distribution throughout the campus via optical fibre has been completed and it is being run on MTN STM – 1 backbone which is about 155MBPS bandwidth.

Staff Promotions

A total of 108 Academic Staff have been promoted in 2015/2016 session and a total of 164 in 2016/2017 session.

A total of 254 Non-Academic Staff promoted in 2015/2016 session while a total of 528 promoted in 2016/2017 session.

Junior Non-Teaching Staff Promotions by Cadre in the year 2015/2016 is 101 while 104 staff in 2016/2017.

In Conclusion

The Vice-Chancellor reminded all that was present how possible the dream of making FUTO an epicentre of excellence in teaching, research and service delivery.  The closing prayer for the 25th General Assembly came from the Vice-Chancellor Administration.

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