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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Technology for Service
Affiliated to: NUC, AAU, IAU
Established: 1980
No of Students: 22,000
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Eze
Website: https://futo.edu.ng/
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The Federal University of Technology Owerri, also known as FUTO, is an accredited federal university located in Owerri, Imo State, southeastern Nigeria.  There is also a state university in Owerri-Imo State called ‘Imo State University‘. FUTO was officially established in the year 1980. It was later merged with Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, leading to t.. more

The Federal University of Technology Owerri, also known as FUTO, is an accredited federal university located in Owerri, Imo State, southeastern Nigeria.  There is also a state university in Owerri-Imo State called ‘Imo State University‘. FUTO was officially established in the year 1980. It was later merged with Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, leading to the absorption of the college’s students. FUTO became the first of three such Universities, set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria, in a bid to establish technology universities in each geo-political region, not having a conventional University.

The Federal University of Technology Owerri is known as the Oldest University of Technology in Nigeria. FUTO’s Civil Engineering Department emerged winner of the 1st National Design Competition organized by the Nigerian Institute of Civil Engineers. Also, FUTO clinched 3rd Position in the 2019 World Unilever Idea Trophy Contest in London. This trophy is aimed at equipping university students with the required skills needed to combat unemployment. FUTO began with 225 students and 60 staff members (28 academic and 32 administrative). This number has accrued over the years as the university currently has over 22,000 students.

The Federal University of Technology Owerri provides several facilities for its students, some of these include; a lecture theatre, lecture halls, a library, an online library, an auditorium, a teaching hospital, university hostels, laboratories, and an ICT centre. Some notable alumni of FUTO include Smart Adeyemi (Politician), Paul Obiefule (Football player), Ndubuisi Ekekwe (Founder of African Institution of Technology) and Walter Mezuo (Director Walters group of companies).

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The Federal University of Technology Owerri has 9 schools, each having different departments

 School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT)

  • Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Department of Agricultural Extension
  • Department of Animal Science and Technology
  • Departme.. more

The Federal University of Technology Owerri has 9 schools, each having different departments

 School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT)

  • Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Department of Agricultural Extension
  • Department of Animal Science and Technology
  • Department of Crop Science and Technology
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology
  • Department of Forestry and Wildlife Technology
  • Department of Soil Science and Technology

 School of Basic Medical Sciences (SBMS)

  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Physiology

School of Biological Sciences (SOBS)

  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Microbiology

School of Computing & Information Technology (SCIT)

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Cyber Security
  • Department of Software Engineering

School of Engineering & Engineering Technology (SEET)

  • Department of Agricultural & Bio-Resources Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Department of Food Science Technology
  • Department of Material & Metallurgical Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Mechatronics Engineering
  • Department of Petroleum Engineering
  • Department of Polymer & Textile Engineering

School of Environmental Technology (SOET)

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Building Technology
  • Department of Environmental Technology
  • Department of Quantity Surveying
  • Department of Surveying & Geo-informatics
  • Department of Urban & Regional Planning

School of Health Technology (SOHT)

  • Department of Biomedical Technology
  • Department of Dental Technology
  • Department of Optometry
  • Department of Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • Department of Public Health Technology

School of Management Technology (SMAT)

  • Department of Financial Management Technology
  • Department of Information Management Technology
  • Department of Maritime Management Technology
  • Department of Project Management Technology
  • Department of Transport Management Technology
  • Department of Management Technology

School of Physical Sciences (SOPS)

  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Science Laboratory Technology
  • Department of Statistics
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The Federal University of Technology, Owerri accepts applications from local and international students for its Bachelors, Masters and PhD level programmes.

Bachelor’s Programmes: The two main ways to get admission into F.. more

The Federal University of Technology, Owerri accepts applications from local and international students for its Bachelors, Masters and PhD level programmes.

Bachelor’s Programmes: The two main ways to get admission into FUTO are either through “JAMB UTME Exam” or “Direct Entry”.

  Admission Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates:
➤ Candidates should have one of the following qualifications; Cambridge A’Level, GCE A’Level, HND, ND, NCE, IJMB, JUPEB.
➤ You will need to be at least 16 years of age.
➤ Possess five O’Level credit passes (WAEC/WASSCE, NECO, GCE or NABTEB) including English language. It must be in not more than two sittings.
➤ Direct entry candidates do not need to write JAMB UTME. They just need to acquire and fill the JAMB Direct Entry Form.
*After a satisfactory admission screening or entrance test/interview, you will be directly admitted to the 200 Level (second year) course of your choice.

  Admission Requirements for JAMB UTME Candidates:
➨ Candidates seeking admission into 100 Level (first year) are required to write the JAMB UTME exam and score at least 180.
*Those who chose FUTO as their first choice and scored 180 & above in the JAMB UTME will then write FUTO’s Post UTME exam.
*Successful candidates will be given admission after consideration of their score at both the JAMB UTME and FUTO’s Post UTME exam.
➨ You will need to be at least 16 years of age.
➨ Possess five O’Level credit passes (WAEC/WASSCE, NECO, GCE or NABTEB) including English language. It must be in not more than two sittings.
➨ Candidates must choose the correct JAMB subject combination for their desired bachelor’s degree programme/course.
➨ Candidates must also meet the stipulated Post UTME cut-off mark for their desired/chosen bachelor’s programme.

Master’s Programmes: To qualify for Master’s Degree Programmes, candidates must:
■ Possess a Bachelor’s Degree with at least Second Class Honours in other related disciplines.
■ Possess a Post Graduate Degree with a 3.00 CGPA on a 5-point scale or a 2.50 CGPA on a 4-point scale in the relevant area.

PhD Programmes: To qualify for PhD Programmes, candidates must:
■ Possess a Master’s degree with a CGPA of 3.50 on a 5.00 point scale or 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale or its equivalent in the relevant areas from FUTO or any recognized University.

HOW TO APPLY
The Federal University of Technology, Owerri has set up an online portal to assist candidates seeking enrolment. Hence, the applicant should visit the website: www.futo.edu.ng and follow all relevant information about the application process. FUTO doesn’t have general Post UTME and JAMB cut-off marks, their cut-off marks are considered at the departmental level. The application period into FUTO generally runs during the month of October.

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Owerri is the capital of Imo State in Nigeria. It is also the state’s largest city, located in the heart of Igboland. The area is known as Owerri, Imo State, today was originally part of the defunct East Central State. It was one of the twelve states initially created in 1967 by General Yakubu Gowon’s regime. Owerri was the last of three capitals of the Republic of Biafra in 1969. O.. more

Owerri is the capital of Imo State in Nigeria. It is also the state’s largest city, located in the heart of Igboland. The area is known as Owerri, Imo State, today was originally part of the defunct East Central State. It was one of the twelve states initially created in 1967 by General Yakubu Gowon’s regime. Owerri was the last of three capitals of the Republic of Biafra in 1969. Owerri contains some statuaries memorialising the Biafra war, particularly in locations that suffered heavy bombing.
Owerri has a tropical wet climate, characterised by heavy rainfall and a brief dry season. The city’s average annual temperature is 26.4 °C. The city is culturally homogeneous as it is a predominantly Igbo speaking city.  Owerri, Imo state has a very rich cultural heritage, manifested in dressing, music, dance, festivals, arts and crafts, and the traditional hospitality of the people. Owerri is endowed with natural resources such as crude oils, lead, zinc, clay, limestone and natural gas. The state’s economy depends mainly on agriculture and commerce.

Owerri is a city with several facilities that enables its inhabitants and students to create a balance between studying and socialising. The city possesses the Imo Wonderlake Resort, the second-largest freshwater lake in Nigeria; surrounded by evergreen environs of poetic beauty.
The Mbari Cultural & Art Centre, Owerri is an open-air museum that houses monumental arts depicting peace, prosperity and social life in Igbo land. The Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport services flights in and out of the city. The Eze Silver Ibenyi Ugbala II Palace is a traditional court palace with mysteries, historical and archaeological discoveries. An excellent site for camping and picnicking open to everyone is also available in this city known as the Rolling Hills, Okigwe.
Ada palm in Owerri is the biggest and most viable oil palm plantation in West Africa. The city has the Assumpta Cathedral reputed to be the biggest Catholic Church in West Africa, fashioned in Italian architectural design. The Nekede Zoo is a biological garden complex found in Owerri, open to the public for visitation.

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Scholarships

The government of Imo state provides A-Level, O-level and Undergraduate scholarship
Opportunities. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must:
  1) Be Imo State indigene
 2) Have five credit in WASC/GCE/SSCE including Maths, English, and 3 other relevant subjects obtained in one sitting.

For undergraduate scholarships, applicants must be full-time degree students of the under-listed institutions in Imo State: Imo State University, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Eastern Palm University, Imo State Polytechnic, Alvan Ikoku College.

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Motto: Technology for Service
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Website: https://futo.edu.ng/
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