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Online Application Commences for 2018/2019 FUTO POST-UTME Aptitude Test

Candidates who chose Federal University of Technology, Owerri as First Choice University in the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are hereby invited to apply for an aptitude test, provided such candidates scored a minimum of 180 in their UTME.  Those who did not choose FUTO as First Choice University but scored a minimum of 180 in their UTME can also apply on the condition that they visit the JAMB website for a change of Institution.

Application commences on Wednesday, 4th July 2018 and closes on Saturday 21st July 2018

Method of Application

  1. To apply, follow the steps outlined below:
    1. Visit the University website: futo.edu.ng
    2. Click on Prospective students.
    3. Click on the link; “2018/2019 POST-UTME Application”.
    4. Enter your JAMB Registration Number to generate Payment Invoice containing the Remita Retrieval Reference Number (RRR).
    5. Proceed to any Bank with the payment invoice OR simply pay with your ATM Card.
    6. Return to the Application page and enter your JAMB Registration number again.
    7. Proceed with the completion of the form.
    8. Correctly enter your O’Level results.
    9. Confirm your entries.
    10. Submit your application.
    11. Print out your acknowledgement slip.
    12. Await further communication from the University.
  1. Eligible candidates would be required to pay a processing fee of Two Thousand Naira (N2,000.00).
  1. Duration of the Aptitude Test

The Aptitude Test will hold from Monday, July 23, 2018, to Saturday, July 28, 2018.  The specific time and date for individual candidates would be communicated in due course.

Note:

  1. You must enter a valid mobile number and e-mail address for further communications.
  2. Those who fail to register within the period WILL NOT be qualified for the Aptitude Test.
  3. Any candidate who fails to successfully submit his application online would automatically lose his/her chance of being considered for admission.

For support, contact:

E-Mail:       ict@futo.edu.ng
Hotline:     08139833300

SIGNED
John U. Nnabuihe
Registrar

 

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University Senate Approves Deadline for Online Registration of Courses

The University Senate has approved Friday 6th July 2018, as the deadline for the online registration of courses for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Harmattan Semester.  This date also serves as the deadline for payment of fees for 2017/2018 Academic Session.  Note also that Issuance of Registration Numbers to all old students ends with this date.

Signed

Director ICT Centre

 

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FUTO Postgraduate School Online Application Commences for 2018/2019 Academic Session

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PG Application

The Postgraduate School, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for consideration for admission into the under-listed Diploma, Masters and Doctorate Degree programmes for the 2018/2019 session under Regular, Part Time, Centre for Continuing Education (Weekend), Institute of Women/Gender and Development Studies (IWoGDS), Institute of Erosion Studies (IES) and Public Procurement Research Centre (PPRC).

Any interested candidate should pay a non-refundable fee of eleven thousand, three hundred naira (N11,300.00) only at any of the Deposit Money Banks (DMB) through the Remita Gateway on the Postgraduate application platform and then complete the online application at www.futo.edu.ng

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Candidates are advised to apply online while following the procedure given below:

Step 1: Go to the FUTO Websitewww.futo.edu.ng

Step 2: Click on Prospective Students.

Step 3: Go to PG Application Form 2018/2019

Step 4: Click on online application for PG (Regular) or CCE (PG) Weekend Programme or Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies or Institute for Erosion Studies or Public Procurement Research Centre application

Step 5: Click on generate 2018/2019 PG Application Invoice

Step 6: Enter your e-mail Address

Step 7: Click on Sign In

Step 8: Print your invoice containing your RRR number (Remita Retrieval Reference) and proceed to the bank for payment or make payment via ATM card.

Step 9: Go to any bank with your invoice and pay a non-refundable fee of Eleven thousand three hundred naira (N11,300.00) for FUTO PGS or CCE or IWoGDS or IES or PPRC application depending on your interest.

Step 10: Return to Step 4 above

Step 11: Click on Fill PG Application form 2018/2019

Step 12: Enter your Remita Number from the bank

Step 13: Fill the online form accordingly

NOTE: Make sure the referee’s email address supplied is valid as a referee form link would be sent to your referees for completion online.

Step 14: Print out a copy of the Acknowledgement Slip when the form is completed. Also, an acknowledgement would be sent to the email address you provided while filling the form. Therefore make sure you provide a valid personal e-mail address.

For more enquires send an email to ict@futo.edu.ng

 

DOCUMENTS TO UPLOAD TO THE PG SCHOOL PORTAL

Candidates should upload the following relevant documents in support of their application online

  1. Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate/Statement of Result
  2. University Degree Certificates/Statement of Result
  3. NYSC Discharge Certificate/Exemption Certificate
  4. “O” Level Result

SUBMISSION OF ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPT:

All applicants must forward their transcript to reach the Deputy Registrar/Secretary, Postgraduate School, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, not later than Monday, November 5, 2018.

Please note that any application without academic transcript will not be considered for admission.

 

CLOSING DATE:

The website will close on Monday, October 15, 2018, and all submission of documents as in above will close on the same day. All successful candidates will be notified via email/SMS.

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INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH FUTO STUDENTS AND THE VC TO MARK HIS 2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY

INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH FUTO STUDENTS MARKING THE 2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR AT THE HALL OF EXCELLENCE ON 21ST JUNE, 2018

The Vice-Chancellor at exactly 2.39pm walked into the hall of Excellence with Principal Officers and other members of the management team and was received by everyone in the hall with a standing ovation.  A short prayer was said by a student in the person of Onyegbuchulam Doris and after that, the National Anthem was sung.

INTRODUCTION: the University PRO Mrs Uche Bright-Nwelue did a brief introduction.  All the Principal Officers were present including the wife of the Vice-Chancellor Mrs Egejuru Eze, who is also the President of FUTO women Association and the Managing Director FUTO farms ltd. Members of the 11th Governing Council, Deans, Directors, Heads of Department/Unit were also introduced and they all were present.

The Students Union PRO Mr Humble Nelson introduced members of the Students Union Government and Students Representative Council and also welcomed every student present.

PRESENTATION OF THE KOLA-NUT: The Vice Chancellor presented the kola-nut and a student by name Nwakali Ugorji Chigozirim a 300 level student of Information Management Technology prayed and blessed the kola nut.

SPEECH BY THE VICE-CHANCELLOR: The VC started his speech by welcoming and recognizing especially the Principal Officers, members of the management team, Deans, Directors, HOD/Units, students and members of the staff that were present. In his speech, the VC said that since his administration started two years ago, that things have not been easy financially following the economic situation of the country and that has made him be very prudent in the way he spends money and award contracts. He advised the students to make proper use of their time in studying very hard so as to graduate with a good grade. Also, he advised them to shun examination malpractice and other social vices that will land them in trouble in the course of their studies. Furthermore, he talked about online registration that it has been helping the school in checkmating the school fees payment and asked any student that has not paid his/her school fees to do so now that the portal is on. The Vice-Chancellor added that the school is improving in the areas of academics and that his administration has procured electronic smart board for all departments and schools for e-learning while internet distribution of optical fibre has been completed and when fully energized, will give internet services anywhere on the campus.  He said a new school will be established which is Information and Communication Technology to make students very versatile their academics and also be in line with the current trend in IT.

SECURITY: The Vice-Chancellor said that due to encroachment from the host community, the management has gone to extra miles in providing adequate security by doing a perimeter fencing around the school which is taking a lot of money and that because of the complexity and porosity of the school more money is been spent on security. He went further to say that the host communities are making things difficult for his administration by not allowing projects like a Nuclear Energy Project that was meant to be sited in FUTO not to stay by chasing the workers away.  He however on a sad note said that he has been receiving a negative report about Man O war members that brutalize students anyhow and warned them seriously to desist from such act or face the consequences from such actions on further report against them. He also advised students to stop destroying school properties like lecture seats and other things and also try in keeping the environment clean.

STUDENTS WELFARE: On student’s welfare, the Vice-Chancellor told the students that he is ready to listen to them and they should be making proper use of his twitter handle for proper interaction and communication with him. He expressed dissatisfaction about that saying that students are not coming up on that aspect.  He said that Electronic ID card will be introduced very soon before the second-semester examination comes up so as to curtail examination malpractice. He said his administration is making plans on improving the student’s hostel as soon as the fund is available.

CONCLUSION: In conclusion, he thanked members of his management, staff and students and promised to make his tenure comfortable for all.

RESPONSE: In response to the Vice Chancellors speech, the Students Union President, Mr Humble Nelson thanked the Vice Chancellor immensely for his fatherly love and care to the entire students. He highlighted some of the VCs achievement ranging from security, introducing campus shuttle, improving on the Health Care by renovating School Health Services and Pharmaceutical unit, installation of street light and many others.  Thereafter that the SUG gave an award of excellence to the Vice Chancellor and asked him to continue with the goods works that he is doing for the University Community.

REACTIONS FROM STUDENTS: A 300 level IMT student by name Nwakali Ugorji thanked the Vice Chancellor and spoke about examination malpractice. He pleaded with the VC to ask the examination misconduct panel to be making proper investigations and findings on any student caught. He said that there are cases where students are innocent but are punished wrongly for an offence they know nothing about. The second person Miss Chioma pleaded with the VC to come to their aid saying that the toilet facilities in the hostels are in bad condition. The third person, Miss Chidinma talked on the SUG ID card as well as public address system in the classroom. The fourth person that spoke Mr Paschal pleaded with VC that the learning condition of the Hall of Mercy is deplorable and needs urgent attention.

VOTE OF THANKS: Vote of thanks was done by the speaker house of parliament, Hon. Frank Samuel Chigoziem. He urged his fellow students to worthy students and shun social vices. Lastly, he thanked the Vice Chancellor and members of his management team.

CLOSING PRAYER: the closing prayer was said by my Mr Emeka Aneke.

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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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