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 of three 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.
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 kilometers 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.
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.
To operate practical and training geared towards transforming the nation’s economy from consumer-oriented to production-oriented, with a sound technological base.
Our Core Values
Our core values are Human Capital Development, Financial Sustainability and Infrastructural Development.
FUTO Senate Building
An ultimate guarantee that the future can be conquered. FUTO has gone beyond the academic standard, built a strong entrepreneurial drive by creating the most standard and affordable atmosphere for striving students to thrive.
FUTO Alumni Association is the umbrella Association of all graduates of Federal University of Technology, Owerri. The Association is organized around local Chapters situated in major cities in Nigeria, and in the Diaspora. There are also non-chapter groups such as Graduating Year groups and Class groups.
“The serene environment. Quick and easy online administration. The cordial relationship between the Vice-Chancellor and Students. The amazing E-library. These are just perfect. This is my institution, This is FUTO.”Humble Nelson Building Technology Department
“For a couple of years now FUTO has proven to be the best institution with best brains and has provided the students an enabling environment for academic excellence”Christopher Miracle O. Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department
“Spending two years in FUTO and seeing all the Good works of our beloved Vice-Chancellor, I will say he has constantly listened to the students’ cries. He is a man with the Heart of Gold”Emmanuel Chukwudi Charles Computer Science Department
“An ultimate guarantee that the future can be conquered. FUTO has driven me beyond the academic standard of living, built a strong entrepreneurial drive by creating the most standard and affordable atmosphere for striving students to thrive. Long Live FUTO”Okolie Racheal Onyekachi Food Science Technology Department
“I must confess… From experience, FUTO is one of the best institution, if not the best where learning is gotten from the qualified personnel (lecturers)”Nwagboso Ifeanyi Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology Department
“I am most grateful to the Vice-Chancellor for creating a platform via tweeter handle where he can interact with the students, where students can table their heartfelt pain and get an immediate positive response to their complaints. This is one of the greatest and unanticipated innovations of all times. FUTO is a great institution indeed.”Onyegbuchulam Damaris Amarachi Mechanical Engineering Department