Academic Planning Unit

Welcome Message from Director

Welcome Message from Director Welcome to Academic Planning & Development Unit, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, FUTO. The Federal University of Technology, Owerri in line with its vision and mission established Academic Planning and Development Unit in the Vice Chancellor’s office to serve as a focal point of liaison with the National University Commission (NUC) with regards to institutional and national policies on higher education as well as the quality control unit of the University.

Sections and their Heads

Prof. Goddy N. Onuoha

B.Sc. (UI), M.Sc. (UI), Ph.D. (UI)

Mrs. Georgina Agbor Odoemena

Principal Assistant Secretary

The Secretariat is the engine hob of the Academic Planning & Development Unit as it is central to all the activities of the Unit as it receives, processes and administers all information of the Unit.

Past Directors

  • K. Lupton – 1981 – 1986
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Nkere (Ag.) – 1987 – 1991
  • Prof. M.U. Iloeje – 1992 – 1997
  • Prof. J.O. Ukponmwan – 1997 – 2001
  • Prof. O.E. Okorafor – 2001 – 2006
  • Prof. M.O.E. Iwuala – 2006 – 2009
  • Prof. C.N. Ubbaonu – 2009 – 2013
  • Prof. G.F. Okorafor – 2013 – 2016
  • Prof. I. S. Iwueze – 2016 – 2021
  • Prof. G. N. Onuoha – 2021 – To date

Responsibilities of the Unit

  1. Liaison with the Director of Physical Planning and Development to ensure close coordination of the academic and physical aspects of planning.
  2. Planning the academic development of the University in accordance with the directives of the appropriate University bodies, and producing the University Calendar.
  3. Collecting information necessary for planning, liaison with other parts of the University to ensure that information is available in the form required.
  4. Submitting returned of general statistical data to the National University Commission and other bodies.
  5. Advising on issues related to planning and drawing attention to problems needing resolution.
  6. Submitting quarterly/annual reports to the Vice-Chancellor.
  7. Reviewing annual recurrent estimates of the academic and support units, within financial limits as advised by the Bursar, and in liaison with the Bursar and Registrar over such matters.
  8. Assisting in negotiation for technical assistance from outside bodies.
  9. Performing other duties which the Vice-Chancellor may from time to time delegate to them.


The Unit was established in 1981 with the inception of the University. Due to its unique and strategic roles in the University, the unit is located in the Vice-Chancellor’s office. The first Director was Mr. K. Lupton (1981-1986) a seasoned administrator. He was succeeded by Dr. (Mr) N. I. Nkere (1987-1991). The other successive Directors have been high ranking academics and are assisted by some professional and few administrative staff. The duties of the unit has been outlined below.

Responsibilities of the Deputy Director

  1. Performing the duties of the Chief Academic Planning Officer at a higher level of responsibility.
  2. Liaison and consultation with Deans, Provosts, Registrar, Bursar, Librarian on information and data on staff and students for planning purposes
  3. Assist in searching/soliciting for fellowships, scholarships, technical assistance, external aids etc. for staff to enhance teaching, researching and development.
  4. Preparation of strategic plans or any other academic development plans.
  5. Evaluation of academic programmes, rationalization of courses, demerger/merger of academic units.
  6. Co-ordination of accreditation of degree/academic programmes
  7. Assists the Director in all the duties of the Academic Planning and Development Unit.

Contact Us

Working Hours

Monday- Friday: 8:00-16:00 Hrs
Friday - 8:00-14:00

We are here

Academic Planning and Development Unit Federal University of Technology, Owerri Imo State
Email: Dr (Mrs.) Emilia C. Nwokenkwo (Deputy Director),
Phone: +234-803-7829-513
Mr. Enyioma I. Jiburu (ICTC Liaison Officer),
Phone: +234-806-5857-582