Every administrator relies on specific structures to achieve the 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.
MISSION OF FUTO
The mission of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri is to be a model of learning and scholarship with an emphasis on imparting not only theoretical knowledge but more importantly, practical skills that can provide solutions and services to humanity.
VISION OF FUTO
The vision of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, is to become a centre of excellence in Science and Technology for the training of high-level manpower capable of contributing to the development of society.
The vision and mission of the Vice Chancellor tally with those of the institution he leads.
VISION OF 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 to attain his dreams for the University.
MISSION STATEMENT OF ACADEMIC PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
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 loyalty advise the Vice Chancellor accordingly.
PAST DIRECTORS (DAP)
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 – 2018