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FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI FUTO HAS ANNOUNCED ITS 2018 30TH PRE-CONVOCATION CEREMONY ACTIVITIES
The management of Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO on April 3rd, 2018 held a press briefing at the Senate Chamber of the University as the first Pre-convocation programme.
There, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Francis C. Eze stated the FUTO lost the sum of N60million to the vandals that destroyed the completed perimeter fence in the Umuanunu-Obinze axis measuring about 1.5km, which happened in the early hours of Tuesday 13th March 2018 when some misinformed elements from Umuanunu, Obinze, destroyed the entire stretch of the completed fence.
The VC, however, revealed that FUTO intends to continue to engage the representatives of the host communities in robust, constructive and meaningful dialogue towards the peaceful resolution of all contentious land issues.
The VC said that the incident has since been reported to the appropriate authorities” and asserted that the management remains very determined to ensure the completion of the project as funds become available.
The VC revealed that a total of 2,325 students would be awarded first degrees, while 438 postgraduate degrees and diplomas will be conferred on deserving candidates.
The Vice-Chancellor also said that four personalities, including the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambowal, the Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, Nsima Udo Ekere, Chairman, Orange Drugs, Sir Tony Ezenna and General Manager (Exploration), Esso Exploration Production Limited, Andrew Ogaga Ejayeriese, would be conferred with honourary Doctorate Degrees.
Speaking on the success stories of FUTO, the VC said that the institution came first in the Open Education Resources ranking of Nigerian Universities, organized by the National Universities Commission, NUC.
Likewise, the result of the 2017 NUC accreditation of our programmes showed that of all the 45 programmes, only two have interim accreditation status, while others have full accreditation status.
The VC said that they are currently developing a new School of Computing Information and Communication Technology that would house programmes like Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunications Science and Electronics.
The Vice-Chancellor, at last, said that the University has concluded arrangement for the creation of Department of Forensic Science and Cyber Security.