You are welcome to the School of Information and Communication Technology, which is the newest school at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). ICT still remains the main driver of economic development of countries. The appropriate use of ICT is a game-changer that can quickly fast-track sustainable development in all human endeavours in Nigeria. Unfortunately, there are skills gaps in this area. Consequently, the University Senate, at its 440th meeting held on 30th August 2018 approved the establishment of the School of Information and Communication Technology.
The new School of Information and Communication Technology (SICT), will have the following four departments: Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity and Software Engineering. The University formerly had the Department of Computer Science in the School of Physical Sciences; and the Department of Information Technology (IT) in the School of Management Technology. The production of graduates with expertise in the fields of Cybersecurity and Software Engineering has become crucial because, as cyberspace applications are increasing rapidly, so are the potential consequences of cyber-attacks and exploits. Hence, the establishment of this new School will open up new opportunities that will make it imperative for allocation of adequate resources to these departments for the development of capacity for the protection of the Cyberspace, nationally and internationally.
The vision and mission of the School are: