Welcome to the Department of Science Laboratory Technology

Welcome Message

The Science Laboratory Technology is a multifaceted dynamic programme designed to equip students with broad and balanced foundation having the co-terminus objective of imparting theoretical knowledge as well as exposing them to captivating technical, entrepreneurial and practical skills in the various facets of laboratory technology. Department of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) in Federal University of Technology, Owerri, is a five year programme, with option areas for now in Chemistry/Biochemistry, Geology/Mining, Microbiology/Virology and Physics/Electronics.

Our Curriculum is built on the major tenets of Science Laboratory Technology and in accordance with the National Universities Commission (NUC) Basic Academic Standards (BMAS). Through a combination of practical experience and academic rigour, our programmes in Science Laboratory Technology prepare graduates and equip them with the required knowledge and skills.

The objectives of the Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) honours degree programme in Science Laboratory Technology are as follows:

  1. To develop and offer academic or professional programmes leading to awards of degrees and postgraduate diplomas which emphasize practical and productive skills in Science Laboratory Technology.
  2. To produce a balanced and broad based laboratory technology graduates possessing sufficient theoretical knowledge with versatile and innovative practical skills to face the challenges of our nations’ technical problems
  3. To provide and promote sound basic science technology training as a foundation for the development of applied sciences and technology taking into account our indigenous diversity and the need to enhance national unity
  4. To act as agents and catalysts of development through postgraduate training, research and innovation in Science Laboratory Technology for effective and economic utilization, exploitation and conservation of the country’s natural, economic and human resources.
  5. To encourage advancement of learning and to hold out to all persons without distinction of race, creed, sex or political conviction opportunity of acquiring higher education in Science Laboratory Technology.
  6. To identify scientific and technological problems and needs of the society and to find solutions to them within the context of overall national development.
  7. To offer to the general population as a forum of public service the results of training and research in laboratory technology and to promote the practical application of these results.

At successful conclusion of the B. Tech programme, graduating students are inducted into the profession by the Institute of Science Laboratory Technology of Nigeria. The induction makes them licensed professionals in the field of Science Laboratory Technology. Thereafter, they proceed for one year mandatory National Youth Service.


History of the Department

The Science Laboratory Technology Training Programme (SLTTP) was introduced in FUTO in 1986 as a part-time training scheme for our laboratory staff to acquire additional skills as laboratory assistants, supervisors and technologists. At the inception of the programme, FUTO applied for and obtained accreditation from the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) for the award of the Laboratory Assistants Proficiency Certificate and the intermediate Diploma which is equivalent to the National Diploma (ND). By 1989, the programme had obtained full accreditation for the award of the Higher National Diploma (HND) in the following option areas:

  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Geology/Mining
  • Microbiology/Virology
  • Physics/Electronics

As a result of the Federal Government stand on certificates and diplomas awarded by Universities, NISLT in the 1998/99 session subjected all courses in all her affiliate Universities to being evaluated and accredited by the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE). The result of the accreditation exercise was the award of National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) to our deserving students. Those who successfully completed the HND programme were formally called up to serve in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.

However, due to the policy decision of the National Council of Education, the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) stopped organizing examinations for diploma students of Nigerian Universities. The Board recognized only diploma graduates of Monotechnics and Polytechnics. However, some Universities committed to training in Science Laboratory Technology were encouraged to mount full-fledged degree programmes in various Science Laboratory Technology disciplines.

Sequel to this, the Senate of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri at its 291st meeting on Tuesday, August 30, 2005, approved the offer of B.Tech degree programme in Science Laboratory Technology with five-year duration, inclusive of one-year industrial training exposure. The four areas of Science Laboratory Technology Training Programme (SLTTP) previously offered at the Higher National Diploma level were approved for the degree programme.



1Prof. S. C. O. Ugbolue1987 – 1989
2Prof. U.B.C.O. Ejike1989 – 1991
3Prof. K.E Osondu1991 – 1992
4Prof. A.I. Ukoha1992 – 1996
5Prof. B.N. Onwuagba1996 – 1998
6Prof. U.B.C.O. Ejike1998 – 2002
7Prof. M.O.E. Iwuala2002 – 2006
8Prof. G.E. Nwankwor2006 – 2008
9Prof. F.C. Eze2008 – 2012
10Prof. F.O.U Osuala2012 – date



1Prof. K O. Okpala1987 – 1991
2Prof. L.E. Aririatu1991 – 1994
3Prof. F.C Eze1994 – 1995
4Prof. F.O.U Osuala1995 – 2000
5Prof. I.M. Mejeha2000 – 2003
6Prof. F.C. Eze2003 – 2004
7Prof. I.C. Ndukwe2004 – 2006
8Dr O. A. Ojiakor2006 – 2008
9Prof. V.I. Ibekwe2008 – 2009



1Prof. V.I. Ibekwe2009 – 2012
2Dr C. Iroegbu2012 – 2015
3Prof. D. D. O. Eya2015 – 2017
4Prof. E.C. Nwogu2017 – 2018
5Dr C.N. Okereke2018 – 2019
6Dr Sylvia O. Anyadoh-Nwadike2019 till date



The vision of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology is to contribute to the technological development of the nation by training professionals in laboratory technology management and administration with competence and expertise in any of the following options:

  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Geology/Mining
  • Microbiology/Virology
  • Physics/Electronics


Our Mission

The mission of the Department is to create a conducive environment for the effective teaching, research and training of certified science laboratory professionals to meet the technological needs in the academia/research institutes/industries and hence contribute to national development. By forging a strong academic partnership with the regulatory body – the Nigerian Institute for Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT), the graduates produced will possess basic scientific training as a foundation for the development of technology and applied sciences.

Our Team


S/NName of Academic StaffDisciplineArea of SpecializationQualificationRank and Date of AppointmentEmployment Status (full time, contract, part-time, adjunct)Mode of appointment (contract, transfer of service, fresh appt)
1Prof. V. I. IbekweMicrobiologyEnvt. MicrobiologyB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DProfessorFull TimeTenure
2Prof. C.C.Z. AkaolisaGeologyGeophysicsB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DProfessorFull TimeTenure
3Prof. D. D. O. EyaPhysicsExp. Solid State Physics/Mat. SciencesB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DProfessorFull TimeTenure
4Prof. C. O. NwekeMicrobiologyEnvt/Ind. MicrobiologyB. Sc., M. Sc., Ph. DProfessorFull TimeTenure
5Prof. S. O. OnyekuruGeologyPetroleum GeologyB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DProfessorFull TimeTenure
6Prof. E. C. NwoguGeophysicsPopulation studiesB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DProfessorFull TimeTenure
7Prof. EnenebeakuChemistryPhysical ChemistryB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DProfessorFull TimeTemporary
8Prof. C.N. OkerekeGeologyExploration GeophysicsB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DProfessorFull TimeTenure
9Dr. S O. Anyadoh-NwadikeMicrobiologyPharm. MicrobiologyB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DReaderFull TimeTenure
10Dr. C. UjowunduBiochemistryEnvt/Nutri. BiochemistryB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTenure
11Dr. Y. E. ObiohaGeologyPetrologyB.Sc., M. Sc, Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTenure
12Dr. C. IroegbuPhysicsExp. Solid State Physics/Mat. SciencesB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTenure
13Dr. I. C. IwuChemistryOrganic ChemistryB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTenure
14Dr. C. I. IgweBiochemistryMed. BiochemB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTenure
15Dr. Chidozie J. NwaokoroPublic HealthNon-communicable diseasesB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTemporary
16Dr. E. C. ChinakweMicrobiologyPublic HealthB. Tech., M. Sc., Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTenure
17Dr. S.I. IbenemeGeologyExploration GeophysicsB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTenure
18Dr. Mrs. R.N OzeChemistryAnalytical ChemistryB. Sc. (Nig), M. Sc., Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTenure
19Dr. C.O. AkaleziChemistryAnalytical ChemistryB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTenure
20Dr. D. O. IkoroGeologyPetroleum GeologyB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTenure
21Dr. C.C. OpurumMicrobiologyEnvironmentalMicrobiologyB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTenure
22Dr. (Mrs.) N. U. NwogwugwuMicrobiologyMedical MicrobiologyB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTenure
23Dr. (Mrs.) E. Mike-AnosikeMicrobiologyMedical MicrobiologyB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTenure
24Dr. K. O. EchenduPhysicsSolid state physics/Solar EnergyB. Tech, M. Sc, Ph. DSenior LecturerFull TimeTenure
25Mr E. DiohaGeologyHydrogeology/Envt. GeologyB. Sc, M. ScLecturer IFull TimeTenure
26Dr. K.O IgweBiochemistryNutrition and ToxicologyB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DLecturer IFull TimeTenure
27Mr. G. A. AloziePhysicsMaterial PhysicsB.Sc., M.Sc.Lecturer IFull TimeTenure
28Mr. O.I. OguomaMicrobiologyVirologyB.Sc., M.Sc.Lecturer IFull TimeTenure
29Dr. Doris UkairoBiochemistryB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DLecturer IFull Time
30Dr. Chiamaka NzebudeBiochemistryMed. BiochemB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DLecturer IFull TimeTenure
31Dr. H.O. AmujiStatisticsOperations separationB. Sc. (Nig), M. Sc., Ph. DLecturer IIFull TimeTenure
32Mr. N. I. AchukoPhysicsExp. Solid State Physics/Mat. SciencesB. Tech., M. Sc.Lecturer IIFull TimeTemporary
33Dr. C.I. IhemeBiochemistryBiochemical ToxicologyB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DLecturer IIFull TimeTemporary
34Mrs. P. Agigor-MikeMathematicsPure MathematicsB.Tech., M.Sc.Asst. Lect.Full TimeTemporary
35Dr. Mrs. Chijioke ChinonyeChemistryPetrochemistryB.Sc., M.Sc., Ph. DAsst. Lect.Full TimeTemporary
36Iwuoha Prince O.GeologyEnvironmental GeologyB.Sc., M.Sc.Asst. Lect.Full TimeTemporary
37Mr. Remigius AnozieChemistryAnalytical ChemistryB.Sc., M.Sc.Asst. Lect.Full TimeTemporary
38Mrs. Obiagwu IfeomaChemistryAnalytical ChemistryB.Sc., M.Sc.Asst. Lect.Full TimeTemporary
39Mrs. C.N EmereoleMedical Lab. ScienceChemical pathologyB.MLSGrad. Asst./ InstructorFull TimeTemporary


Our Team


S/NName of StaffSP/JP NOQualificationRankEmployment Status (full time, part-time)Mode of appointment
1Mr. C. NzemSP. 824HNDDeputy Chief Tech.Full TimeTemporary
2Mr. Anuo A.PGDDeputy Chief Tech.Full Time
3Rev. Chinekeokwu RufusSP. 905HNDDeputy Chief Tech.Full TimeTenure
4Nnani Anthony O.SP 908HNDDeputy Chief Tech.Full TimeTenure
5Mr. E. O. OnoniwuSP. 1118HNDDeputy Chief Tech.Full TimeTenure
6Mr. P. AlagambaSP. 1711HNDDeputy Chief Tech.Full TimeTenure
7Mrs. Chinwe EzeSP. 2156MSc. BSc.Asst. Chief Tech.Full TimeTemporary
8Mr. A. O OnuhukaSP. 1071HNDAsst. Chief Tech.Full TimeTemporary
9Onwa GeraldSP 1740B.TechAsst. Chief TechFull TimeTenure
10Osuji Eucharia A.SP.HND, PEDMAsst. Chief TechFull TimeTemporary
11Nwachukwu Virgious O.SP. 2788HNDPrincipal Tech.Full TimeTenure
12Mr E.O. OdomSP. 3138OND, HNDPrincipal TechFull TimeTemporary
13Mr. I.E OrameSP. 2923BScSenior TechnologistFull TimeTemporary
14Mrs. Kelechi UzohoSP. 2372HNDSenior TechnologistFull TimeTemporary
15Mrs. U. KamaluPGDSenior TechnologistFull TimeTemporary
16Okwuoha Chima RSP. 5172B.ScTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
17Okoro Victoria OnyinyeSP. 4948B. ScTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
18Ubaka Juliet ChiamakaSP. 4888B. ScTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
19Ukwuoma Oluchi V.SP. 4968HNDTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
20Dim Ijeoma CynthiaSP. 5175B.ScTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
21Okeoma Kingsley C.SP. 4878B.TechTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
22Nlemeke Precious U.SP. 4813B.TechTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
23Onwuchekwa Edith N.SP. 5161B.ScTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
24Ekeonugha Chibunna ESP. 4803B.ScTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
25Ubaegbonwu PreciousSP. 4799B.ScTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
26Onyekuru Daniel A.SP. 5957HNDTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
27Nnadozie Chidinma P.SP. 5953B. TechTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
28Onyenakuchi KelechiSP. 5947HNDTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
29Ibikunle Rebecca ASP. 5688B.ScTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
30Iroagba Daniel C.SP. 5426B.ScTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
31Ariole Ndubuisi LeoSP. 5635B.ScTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
32Okorie Kelechi KSP. 5618B.ScTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
33Eze Vivian E.SP. 5630B.ScTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
34Ugochukwu Virginia CSP. 5741HNDTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
35Patmos Angala ObuSP. 5579B.ScTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
36Obasi Chioma FaithSP. 5476B.EdTechnologist IIFull TimeTemporary
37Mr. E. IwuchukwuSP. 1181MSc.Chief Lab SupFull TimeTenure
38Mr. E. IroezeSP. 1710WASCChief Lab SupFull TimeTemporary
39Unaeze Onyinyechi G.SP. 4824ONDLab. SupervisorFull TimeTemporary
40Chukwuma Chigozie S.SP. 5664ONDLab. SupervisorFull TimeTemporary
41Mrs E. NjokuSP 4036WASCLab. SupervisorFull TimeTemporary
42Mrs. A. DikeSP. 4171WASCSenior Lab AsstFull TimeTemporary
43Mr. E. OkonkwoWASCSenior Lab AsstFull Time
44Mr. V. EjikeBScSenior Lab AsstFull Time
45Mr. B. OdowuikeJP. 2390WASCLab AsstFull TimeTemporary

1Mr Osita IbekweMSenior Assistant Registrar (SAR)/DAO
2Mrs L. C IhemejeFPrincipal Executive Officer
3Mrs C. C. OkparaFPrincipal Data Processor
4Mr C. O OkereaforMPrincipal Clerical Officer
5Mr O. C. NwanekeziMAdministrative Assistant


Staff with other Responsibilities

Dr. A. M. Chidiebere     –       

  • Member, Committee on Examination Misconduct 2019 – Date
  • Member, SLT DTLC Committee 2019 – Date
  • Member, SLT Curriculum Review and Expansion Committee, 2019 – Date
  • CC E Coordinator, Jan 2020 – Date


Mr. C. J. Ofoegbu     –   

  • Member, SOPS Handbook   Committee, 2016 – Date
  • Member, SOPS 2019 Deanship Electoral Committee
  • Member, SOPS 2017 FUTO Exhibition Committee
  • Member, SOPS welfare Committee, SLT Departmental Rep., 2017 – Date
  • Chairman, SLT DTLC Committee 2019 – Date
  • Member, SLT Curriculum Review and Expansion Committee, 2019 – Date
  • Member, SOPS Facilities and NEEDS Committee, 2019 – Date       

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  • Course Outline for Microbiology and Virology Option (PDF)
  • Course Outline for Geology and Mining Option (PDF)
  • Course Outline for Chemistry and Biochemistry Option (PDF)
  • Course Outline for Physics and Electronics Option (PDF)


Course Allocation

S/NCourse CodeCourse TitleCredit UnitName of Course Lecturers
1STC 307Membrane Biochemistry2* Mr. C. J. Ofoegbu
2GLT 411Lab. Org & Management I1* Dr. A. M. Chidiebere/Mrs. J. C. Iwuji
3STC 407Bioinorganic Chemistry2* Dr. A. M. Chidiebere
4GLT 501Photography & Bioillustration3Dr. A. M. Chidiebere /* Mr. C. J. Ofoegbu/Mrs. J. C. Iwuji
5STC 509Biochemistry of Food & Nutrition2Dr. A. M. Chidiebere /* Mr. C. J. Ofoegbu
6STM 503Principle of Epidemiology & Public Health3* Mrs. J. C. Iwuji
7STC 511 /STM 511Research Project I3* Mrs. J. C. Iwuji and All other Lecturers in various options


Undergraduate Courses

100 Level

1st Semester  

2nd Semester  


200 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

300 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

400 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

500 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

Our Programme

The minimum duration of Science Laboratory Technology programmes is five years for candidates who entered by UTME while the maximum of four years and a maximum of six years to graduate provided that they satisfy all the other requirements of the Department. The first-year courses are common to all the programme options. Irrespective of the student’s option, the core departmental courses must be taken by all students of the Department. Each option allows the students within the Science Laboratory Technology professional area.

All students in the programme undergo a three-month Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) during the long vacation of their second year and a six months long vacation industrial attachment in their fourth year of study. Students are usually assessed using the logbook, the report and a seminar. The SIWES is administered through the University SIWES Coordinator, who arranges visits to establishments with students working under the supervision of academic staff explore and apply the knowledge which they have acquired to design and fabricate technological products and many of these projects are centred on industrial needs and problems.



The course credit system is a quantitative system of organization of the curriculum in which subject areas are broken down into units courses which are examinable and for which students can earn credit(s) if passed. The courses are arranged in progressive order of difficulty or in levels of academic progress e.g. 100 level or year 1 courses are 100, 101 etc. which 200 level or year II courses are 200, 202 etc. The courses are assigned loads known as credit units which consist of a specified number of student-lecturer contact hours per week per semester. The credit units are used in two complementary ways: as a measure of course weighting, and the other, as an indicator of student workload e.g. a 3 – credit unit course may mean a three 1 – hour lectures per week, per semester (3, 0, 0) or two 1 – hour lectures plus one 3 – hour practical per week, per semester (2, 0, 1) or two 1 – hour lectures plus one 1 – hour tutorial per week, per semester (2, 1, 0).

These courses may be a core/compulsory course which every student must compulsorily take and pass in any particular programme at a particular level of study, a required course which a student takes at a level of study and must be passed before graduation, an elective course which a student takes within or outside the school (students may graduate without passing the course provided the minimum credit unit for the programme had been attained), an optional course which a student can take based on interest and may count towards the minimum credit unit required for graduation and the pre-requisite course which a student must take and pass before taking a particular course at a high level.



A course is identified by its code and title and for completeness, course units are assigned to the course. Course code is a combination of three roman alphabets (signifying the subject or options area, e.g. PHY, GST, STC, etc) and a three-digit number (in Arabic numerals, e.g. 101, 201, 301, etc). The first digit represents the level of the course (e.g 1 for 100 level, 2 for 200 level, 3 for 300 level, etc). The second digit represents the special subjects areas in the Department while the third digit represents the semester in which course is given. All courses with odd number third digit course codes are offered in the harmattan semester while courses with even number third digit course codes are given in the rain semester. The course credit system has some advantages which allow the:-

Thematic structuring of the programmes of study i.e. ability to break courses into convenient and manageable modules.

Inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary collaboration in curriculum planning, formation and teaching and minimizes duplication of courses.

Students to move at their own pace within limits.



An academic adviser is assigned to every year of study to assist the students in their studies through proper guidance and counselling. The adviser ensures that the student’s problems are given attention and keeps full academic records and other relevant information on each student in his/her custody. It is pertinent to note that many students face academic problems when they avoid or ignore their academic adviser and are therefore strongly advised to regularly interact with their academic adviser for a hitch-free programme of study. The other procedures governing the handling of student academic grievances are set out in the University’s Academic Regulations but the Department ensures that these regulations are followed in each case. Generally, students’ grievances passing through the Department are considered by the Departmental Board of Studies before being sent to the Senate through the School Board of Studies with recommendations.



In order to take an examination in any course and obtain a grade, a student is required to;

  1. register for the course(s) with the departmental course adviser assigned to handle that year of study as well as the department offering the course using the prescribed format.
  2. attend lectures for at least three-quarters of the lecture periods.
  3. participate actively in the practicals and projects (if any) and submit assignments.
  4. be in the hall not later than thirty minutes before the commencement of the examination

In addition, the student must fulfil other University requirements such as the payment of departmental dues, school fees/levies and such other conditions as may be directed by the University. It is the responsibility of the student to know the date, time and venue of any examination in the course(s) which he/she registered and to monitor amendments in the examination time table. The inability of a student to observe these rules may prevent him/her from sitting for an examination.



The performance in any semester examination is given by the Grade point average (GPA). The letters A to F as shown in the table below is equivalent to the assigned grade point. However, the grade ‘E’ for scores 40 – 49 will cease to exist with the graduation of those with registration number up to 2013. The percentage scores are based on formal written examination y the student inclusive of tests, assignments and practical work and not mere attendance at lectures or the assessment by the lecturer without examination.

% ScoreGradeGrade Point EquivalentRemarks
70 – 100A5Excellent
60 – 69B4Very Good
50 – 59C3Good
45 – 49D2Pass
40 – 44E1Poor Pass
0 – 39F0Failure



The NUC has again recently released a guideline for a return to a 4point grading system in Nigerian Universities. This becomes operational for students admitted in the 2016/2017 academic session. The grading system is shown in the table below.

% ScoreGradeGrade Point EquivalentRemarks
70 – 100A4Excellent
60 – 69B3Very Good
50 – 59C2Good
45 – 49D1Pass
0 – 44F0Fail



The weighting for a course with the practical component is given as:

Examination             –   60%

Tests                           –   20%

Practical work           –  20%                                                     Total 100%


The weighting for a course without practical component is given as:

Examination             –   70%

Tests                           –  30%                                                     Total 100%

  1. The minimum pass mark in any examination is 40% (E) for all courses.
  2. The total grade point for each course is obtained by multiplying the number of units for the course by the grade obtained in that course. If a student scored B in a 4 unit course, A in a 2 unit course and C in a 3 unit course, the grade points are 16, 10 and 9 respectively. The total number of units (TNU) in this case is 9 while the total grade point (TGP) is 35. The grade point average (GPA) is therefore 3.89 and it is obtained by dividing the total grade point (TGP) by the total number of units (TNU) of the courses registered by the student. The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is obtained by dividing the TGP for the courses taken throughout the programme by all the TNU for the courses offered by the student. It is an indication of the students’ overall performances and gives the class of degree of the student at the end of the programme.
  3. All degree courses (compulsory, required, elective, optional and pre-requisite courses) undertaken by a student as well as the compulsory participation in the SIWES count towards the evaluation of the class of degree obtained by a student as shown below:


Class of Degree

Cumulative Grade Point Average

First Class Honours

4.50 – 5.00

Second Class Honours (Upper) 21

3.50 – 4.49

Second Class Honours(Lower) 22

2.40 – 3.49

Third Class Honours

1.50 – 2.39


1.00 – 1.49


0.00 – 0.99


However, for those admitted in the 2016/2017, the table will change to the table shown below                    

Class of Degree

Cumulative Grade Point Average

First Class Honours

3.50 – 4.00

Second Class Honours (Upper) 21

3.00 – 3.49

Second Class Honours(Lower) 22

2.00 – 2.99

Third Class Honours

1.00 – 1.99


Below 1.00

Admission Requirements


An acceptable pass in unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) and the post UTME screening test administered by FUTO with the subject combinations – English language, Chemistry and any two of biology, physics and mathematics, in addition to ordinary level credits in either May/June or November/December Ordinary level Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or NABTEB or their equivalents in not more than two sittings in at least five subjects including English language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and any other science subject.


  1. At least two advance level passes not below grade C in chemistry and one of physics or biology.
  2. At least upper credit in the National Diploma (ND) in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Geology, Microbiology, Physics and Science Laboratory Technology. Candidates must in addition meet the ordinary level requirements for admission into the programme. Candidates should note that FUTO does not accept first degree and NCE



In some cases, admission placements in higher levels are offered to students who transfer from other universities after a careful review of their transcripts and the reason for the transfer by the Departmental Board of Studies, which is ratified by the School Board and approved by the Senate.

Cross-Checking Documents


Whenever a student comes for registration, the originals of students’ credentials as well as his/her passport photographs are carefully crosschecked and matched against the documents they submitted previously. It is at the discretion of University Registry to make further confirmation and authenticate the submitted certificates with the relevant examination bodies. Usually, cases of impersonation or certificate forgery are handled by the appropriate University unit and students found guilty are expelled and/or prosecuted by the relevant government agencies. In this regard, the University ensures that only qualified students are admitted into the various Departments.

Technologist at work

Dr Sylvia O. Anyadoh-Nwadike


Email: sylvia.anyadohnwadike@futo.edu.ng; slt@futo.edu.ng

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