You are welcome to the Directorate of General Studies, FUTO. The General Studies Programme is a programme of studies that exposes students to different fields of learning without sacrificing academic specialization. On this site, you will find information about our staff, our responsibilities and our goals. You are welcome.
The General Studies Programme in FUTO began with the first intake of students in 1981. Only Use of English was offered to students then. By 1982, a full Programme of English, Philosophy, Economics and Sociology was offered in a unit attached to the School of Management Technology (SMAT). In 1986, the Unit was made autonomous under it’s own Director as envisaged originally in the FUTO master plan. However, in 1987, during Professor Amagh Nduka’s tenure as VC, this status again gave way to that of a unit in SMAT with a Head of Department instead of a Director. It remained so for many years until the 5th substantive Vice Chancellor, Professor C. O. E. Onwuliri returned it to it’s original status of a Directorate headed by a Director with the status of a dean.
From a humble beginning of about three members of staff, the Directorate currently has a total of seventy-five (75) academic staff. This is made up of professors, readers, senior lecturers and a host of other promising junior academics.
The Directorate of General Studies is comprised of five units, namely:
The Use of English Unit
The Philosophy Unit
The Social Sciences Unit
The French Unit
The Igbo Unit
These units have their various heads/coordinators.