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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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Press Briefing by the FUTO Vice-Chancellor on his 2nd Year Anniversary Celebration

PRESS BRIEFING OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI
THIS DAY, 19TH JUNE, 2018 AT COUNCIL/SENATE CHAMBERS MARKING THE 2nd YEAR ANNIVERSARY

The occasion was declared open by the University PRO, Mrs. Uche Bright-Nwelue and at exactly 12.30 pm the Vice Chancellor with his team came in and was given a standing ovation. A short prayer was said by the Dean, School of Health Technology, Rev. Sis. Prof. Evangeline Oparaocha. After that, the National Anthem was sung. Members of the Press were: Punch Newspapers, The Trumpeters, Galaxy TV, Christian Voice and others.

The University PRO Mrs. Uche Bright-Nwelue welcomed everyone and craved their indulgence to be attentive to hear the VC’s address.

In attendance were the Principal Officers: The Vice Chancellor Prof. F.C Eze, his wife, Dr. ( Egejuru Eze. The DVC (Academics) Prof. N.J Okeudo. DVC (Administration) Prof. I. C Ndukwe. The Registrar, Chief John U. Nnabuihe.The Bursar, Mrs Helen Onuoha. The Librarian, Mrs. Chinwe Anunobi. Members of the 11th Governing Council, Head of Units, Head of Departments, Directors and School Admission Officers.

The members of the press introduced themselves and the next item was the presentation of kola-nut.

The Vice-Chancellor read his address and highlighted some of his achievements. He said that since he came into office with the mantra “driving the culture of excellence” on Monday, June 20th, 2016, that his administration has recorded many achievements as follows:

  1. Academic activities, Accreditations and Collaboration: the university has ensured careful discharge of their mandate in areas of core competence with renewed vigour and commitment. Paying attention to the provision of teaching and learning facilities as well as the creation of a stable academic environment for effective academic activities, the conduct of workshop and laboratory practical’s and research. Examinations are administered with best ethical standards while timely marking, grading and release of results have been given due attention. Matriculation and Convocation have been held regularly at appropriate times. Inaugural lectures, public lectures, academic workshops, conferences and seminars are regularly held at various times in the University.
  2. All the 45 academic programmes of the University have received NUC endorsement. 41 programs have full accreditation status, 2 programmes have interim status while 2 new programs are awaiting resource verification. He further said that FUTO through linkages, advancement and collaboration with both local and International Institutions has signed MOUs with different Institutions and Universities for an exchange program, research and academic collaboration.
  3. In order to keep pace with the advancement in information and Communication Technology, his administration has deployed massive ICT infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning as well as the improvement day to day running of the University. 50 interactive smart boards have been acquired for all departments and Schools in the University e-learning while an internet distribution throughout the campus via the installation of an optical fibre has been completed and it is running on MTN STM – 1 backbone which is about 155MBPS bandwidth which will give efficient internet services anywhere on campus when fully energized.
  4. The University Website and the University Portal for registration of courses and payment of fees have received commendations for their unique features.
  5. The Nigeria Internet Registration Agency (NIRA) has nominated FUTO website as the best website amongst Nigerian Universities’ websites and the award will be conferred on July 6, 2018.
  6. Other Infrastructural development embarked upon include:
    • Completion of the Architectural Studio Building Phase III
    • Completion of School of Science Workshop/Laboratory building & Furnishing
    • Construction of the 1km access road
    • Construction and furnishing of School of Science Complex (Phase I)
    • Perimeter fencing of Senate Building using special South African Wire Mesh
    • Provision of electric street light on campus
    • Erosion Control at the Roundabout near Senate building
    • Rehabilitation and furnishing of the Health Services Building
    • Rehabilitation of Road 3(LOT 1)

Other on-going Projects include:

  • Construction of Academic Offices Building
  • Construction of 1.2km Internal road after NDDC hostel
  • Rehabilitation & Asphalt overlay of 1.72km internal roads including the construction of reinforced concrete drains
  • Rehabilitation of the School of Environmental Technology Building (on-going)
  • Construction and furnishing of Central Laboratory Complex
  • Construction and furnishing of Materials Research Laboratory building

7.  FUTO Farms Limited has cultivated over 30 hectares of cassava farm, 10 hectares of pineapple farm, 10 hectares of plantain farm, 4 hectares of orange farm, 2 hectares of paw-paw farm, 3 hectares of oil palm seedlings and 7 hectares of raffia palm seedlings plantation also would soon open its mini shop beside the Department of Dental Technology for sale of produce from the farm.

In conclusion, the Vice Chancellor thanked everyone that came for the press briefing and especially thanked the Director, Office of the University Development Prof.(Mrs) K.B Oyoh for the good work she has been doing in keeping the University environment clean. He urged other Heads of Departments, Units and Directors to be up and doing and be a patriotic staff.

VOTE OF THANKS: The vote of thanks was done by the correspondent Chapel who also commended the VC saying that the reward for every good work is more work that he should not relent in taking FUTO to a greater height.

The closing prayer was said by Mr Emeka Ihiegbulam of Punch Newspapers.

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Vote for FUTO in the ‘Best Tertiary Institution Website/Portal’ NIRA .ng Award 2018

YOUR VOTE COUNTS, PLEASE!!!

It's NIRA (Nigeria Internet Registration Association) awards. Please, we need your votes as we have been nominated in the category of the "BEST TERTIARY INSTITUTION WEBSITE/PORTAL".

STEPS TO VOTE
-Visit NIRA Webpage here (https://nira.org.ng/ngawards/vote.php)
-Enter your e-mail in the space provided.
-Scroll down and click on the "BEST TERTIARY INSTITUTION WEBSITE/PORTAL" which opens a drop down
-Click on futo.edu.ng to vote
-Go down the page and click on Submit.

Voting closes at 23.59.60, on 22nd of June 2018.

Thanks and share with your friends.

 

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Process Flow for SIWES Registration

We wish to inform all 400 level students to log in to the students portal and follow the steps below to complete the SIWES placement form. Submit and print out the acknowledgement slip.

  1. Log in to your account using your Username and Password
  2. Click on SIWES and select SIWES form
  3. Fill the required fields on the form and click on Submit
  4. Print out your Acknowledgement slip.

 

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Postgraduate School Registration Process Flow

PROCESS FLOW FOR POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL REGISTRATION

 

STEP 1: ADMISSION STATUS

  • Kindly visit the School Portal portal.futo.edu.ng
  • Drop Down the Postgraduate Menu and then click on Check Admission Status
  • Provide your PG Application Number and submit
  • Use your Application Number as your username and password to login to your profile
  • Fill your PG Bio-data Form and submit successfully to access other drop-down menus.

STEP 2: ACCEPTANCE PAYMENT

  • Drop down the Acceptance Menu, then select Pay PG-Acceptance
  • New students are required to select (2017/2018) as current session, then submit to generate the acceptance invoice.
  • Go to the bank and make payment with your PG-Acceptance invoice using the RRR (Remita Retrieval Reference) number on your invoice.
  • Visit your Profile Account again, Login with your username and password
  • Drop down the Acceptance Menu, select Pay PG-Acceptance, then submit to obtain your PG Admission letter.
  • Proceed to the PG School and meet your Departmental Schedule Officer with originals of your credentials/certificates, photocopies and passport photograph
  • Proceed to your Department for Departmental clearance.

STEP 3: SCHOOL FEES PAYMENT

  • Drop down the School Fees Menu, click on Pay PG-School Fees and select the required fields.
  • New students are required to select (2017/2018) as the current session and year 1 as the level, then submit to generate the school fees invoice.
  • Go to the bank and make payment with your PG-School Fees invoice using the RRR (Remitta Retrieval Reference) number on your invoice.
  • Visit your Profile Account again, Login with your username and password
  • Drop down the School Fees Menu, click on Pay PG-School Fees, then submit to obtain your PG School Fees Receipt.
  • Register your courses online.

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FUTO School Fees Schedule

SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR ALL PROGRAMMES AT FUTO

(OFFICE OF THE BURSAR)

SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR UNDERGRADUATES
SESSION: 2017/2018

Click Here to view/download Undergraduate Schedule of fees in PDF format.

Click Here to view/download Undergraduate Schedule of fees in Spreadsheet format.


SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
SESSION: 2017/2018

Click Here to view/download Postgraduate Studies Schedule of fees in PDF format.

Click Here to view/download Postgraduate Studies Schedule of fees in Spreadsheet format.


SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR CENTRE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION (CCE)

SESSION: 2017/2018

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Undergraduate School Fees 2017/2018 Academic Session

PAYMENT ITEMAMOUNT (₦)        
PROGRAMYEAR IYEAR II -IVYEAR V
ARCHITECTUREGEOLOGYOTHERSARCHITECTUREGEOLOGYOTHERSARCHITECTUREGEOLOGYOTHERS
TUITION FEE (FOREIGN STUDENTS)USD 2000USD 2000USD 2000USD 2000USD 2000USD 2000USD 2000USD 2000USD 2000
STUDENTS HEALTH INSURANCE/MEDICAL4,5004,5004,5004,5004,5004,5004,5004,5004,500
SPORTS FEES1,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,000
EXAMINATION1,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,000
REGISTRATION1,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,000
LIBRARY FEES1,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,000
LABORATORY FEES1,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,000
MUNICIPAL CHARGE1,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,000
INFORMATION COMM. TECH. FEES15,00015,00015,00015,00015,00015,00015,00015,00015,000
MEDICAL FITNESS2,5002,5002,500
HIRE OF ACADEMIC GOWN1,0001,0001,000
ID/COMBO CARD1,0001,0001,000
CAUTION DEPOSITS1,0001,0001,000
STUDENTS UNION DUES800800800800800800800800800
STUDENTS UNION REGISTRATION3,0003,0003,000
CERTIFICATE VERIFICATION5,0005,0005,000
PMF LEVY5,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,000
ACCREDITATION FEE3,0003,0003,0003,0003,0003,0003,0003,0003,000
FIELD TRIP2,9602,5002,9602,5002,9602,500
ARCON FEES3,0803,0803,080
DEVELOPMENT LEVY10,00010,00010,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,000
TOTAL61,34057,80055,30045,34041,80039,30047,84044,30041,800
ACCOMMODATION:₦10,000}(To be paid by those allocated bed spaces in the hostel)
STUDENT AFFAIRS FEES:₦2,000}₦12,000
NDDC Hostels₦42,000

Postgraduate School Fees 2017/2018 Academic Session

PAYMENT ITEMAMOUNT (₦)        
PROGRAMPGDM.Sc (FT)M.Sc (PT)MBA (FT)MBA (PT)MPH (FT)MPH (PT)PhD (FT)PhD (PT)
TUITION10,00025,00025,00045,00050,00045,00050,00025,00025,000
MEDICAL/HEALTH INSURANCE13,50013,50013,50013,50023,50013,50023,50013,50013,500
REGISTRATION5,0005,0005,0005,00010,0005,00010,0005,0005,000
CAUTION DEPOSIT4,0004,0004,0004,0007,0004,0007,0004,0004,000
EXAMS3,0006,00010,0006,00010,0006,00010,0006,00010,000
LABORATORY3,00015,00018,00010,00020,00010,00020,00015,00018,000
ICT15,00015,00015,00015,00015,00015,00015,00015,00015,000
GSA5,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,000
SPORTS DEVELOPMENT1,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,000
ID CARD1,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,0001,000
LIBRARY FEES3,0005,0005,0005,00010,0005,00010,0005,0005,000
PGS HANDBOOK5,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,0005,000
MUNICIPAL CHARGES3,0006,0006,0006,00010,0006,00010,0006,0006,000
TOTAL71,500106,500113,500121,500167,500121,500167,500106,500113,500
D. O. NWOKECHA
BURSAR

CCE School Fees 2017/2018 Academic Session

FRESH STUDENTS
S/NDESCRIPTIONAMOUNT (OTHERS) ₦GEOLOGY ₦
1TUITION30,00030,000
2REGISTRATION5,0005,000
3LABORATORY8,0008,000
4LIBRARY7,0007,000
5CAUTION5,0005,000
6EXAMINATION5,0005,000
7HIRE OF ACADEMIC GOWN1,0001,000
8CERTIFICATE VERIFICATION5,0005,000
9ID CARD500500
10STUDENTS UNION FEES1,0001,000
11ICT FEES15,00015,000
12FIELD TRIP FEES-2,500
TOTAL82,50085,000
RETURNING STUDENTS:
S/NDESCRIPTIONAMOUNT (OTHERS) ₦GEOLOGY ₦
1TUITION30,00030,000
2LABORATORY FEES8,0008,000
3EXAMINATION FEES5,0005,000
4STUDENTS UNION FEES1,0001,000
5DEVELOPMENT LEVY5,0005,000
6ICT FEES15,00015,000
7FIELD TRIP FEES-2,500
TOTAL64,00066,500

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