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FUTO CELEBRATES VICE-CHANCELLOR (...Hosted Awards, Public Lectures and Town hall meetings.)

In a year that has largely been described as one of huge successes and landmark achievements, the FUTO community gathered together in July to celebrate the first year anniversary of C.C. Asiabaka as Vice - Chancellor. It has been an exciting year for us, we have made remarkable progress in information technology, education and charting a new course for FUTO’s future. We feel so proud to celebrate this quintessential gentleman, administrator and optimist who is set on the path of epoch-making history in the annals of our great institution.

The flurry of activities included the Vice-Chancellor’s address to the 18th General assembly of the University where he gave a full account of his stewardship, accomplishments in the last one year and a peep into his future plans for the University.

Remarkable achievements in the last year:

  • Automation of academic activities
  • Deployment of infrastructure for a green environment in the University using renewable energy resource
  • Establishment of a Center for Research and International Development
  • Creation of a Research and Technology Park in the University
  • Increased collaboration with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  • Increased research funding through the Nigerian Government’s STEP-B Program
  • Research collaborations with international Universities across the world, prominent among which are, Dillard University, New Orleans, USA, Univesity of Salford, UK, Tuskegee University, USA, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya to mention a few.

Highlights

Knowledge and Technology

FUTO’s 28th Public Lecture titled “Knowledge and Technology,….. strategic for competitiveness in a globalized world” was delivered by a renowned academic, Dr. Willie Siyanbola.

The Vice Chancellor's Address

The Vice Chancellor addressed the 363rd meeting of the University Senate, he restated his commitments to his vision of repositioning FUTO to be a top-ranked-first class institution of excellence in technology production and dissemination through teaching, research and service to mankind

Excerpts of the Public Lecture “The need to generate employment, create wealth, alleviate poverty, combat diseases and improve the quality of life of the citizenry have been described as the reasons for the new and rapidly changing technologies and international competitiveness of the 21st Century’’.

Other notable activities were, the award of excellence to a deserving student, Mr. Okechukwu Jonnwakalo of the department of Chemical Engineering who has contributed immensely to the advancement of information technology in the University, a town hall meeting between the Vice-Chancellor and students, a public lecture, which was delivered by a distinguished academic and administrator, Dr. Willie Siyanbola, the Director General of the National Center for Technology Management. The Vice-Chancellor also addressed the 363rd meeting of the University Senate.