Welcome to Academic Planning & Development Unit, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, FUTO. Every administrator relies on specific structures to achieve organizational goals. These structures are normally in forms of units, departments, etc. The seventh substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Prof. F. C. Eze on assumption of office did expound his administration’s direction in what he termed/christened “Driving the Culture of Excellence”. Driving the Culture of Excellence or the mantra of his administration simply aims to take the Federal University of Technology, Owerri to the next level by defying all existing and potential odds. To achieve this noble objective implies that the administration must have clear and purposeful vision and mission. Well defined structures manned by staff with requisite skills and orientations must be in place to drive the mission and vision to a successful end. One of such structures is the Academic Planning and Development Unit.
The vision of the AP&D Unit as a unit under the Office of the Vice Chancellor is to cue into the overall vision of the University. As the Vice Chancellor’s dream is to take FUTO to the next level by defying all odds that confront administrators of tertiary institutions currently, the Academic Planning and Development Unit being a hub of the Vice Chancellor’s academic activities, dreams to be abreast of current academic developments in the country and hence be in position to make necessary and appropriate inputs to the Vice Chancellor to enable him attain his dreams for the University.
The mission of this Unit is to correctly and passionately monitor, evaluate and proffer solutions to issues and problems that are related to the academic planning and development of the University and to loyally advice the Vice Chancellor accordingly.
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.
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.
Monday- Friday: 8:00-16:00 Hrs
Friday - 8:00-14:00
Academic Planning and Development Unit
Federal University of Technology, Owerri Imo State Nigeria
Dr (Mrs.) Emilia C. Nwokenkwo (Deputy Director),
Mr. Enyioma I. Jiburu (ICTC Liaison Officer),