It has been brought to our notice that a total of 36 graduands of the Federal University of Technology (FUTO), Owerri, Imo State, on Saturday, bagged first class degree in their various disciplines.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Francis Eze, disclosed this welcome development during the 30th convocation ceremony of the institution. Prof. Eze said that a total number of 2,325 graduands were awarded first degrees, while 438 postgraduate degrees and diplomas were also conferred on the deserving candidates.
He proudly pointed out that FUTO came first in the Open Education Resources ranking of Nigerian Universities organised by the National Universities Commission. He also added that the result of the 2017 NUC accreditation of its programmes showed that all the eight programmes recorded full accreditation status.
Prof. Eze said that to further improve her learning, FUTO had introduced Information and Communication Technology, with the aim of broadening teaching and keeping up with modern trends in the education sector.
He stated that the same discipline had been deployed in the payment of fees, registration of courses, hostel room allocation, examination and processing of results/transcripts, which had greatly improved efficiency.
“Thus, of all the 45 programmes, only two have interim accreditation status, while others have full accreditation status. We are also preparing some new programmes for NUC resources verification.”
He said that the university had successfully produced its 2016/2017 set of graduands, who had been sufficiently groomed both in character and learning to contribute to the growth and advancement of society.
At the convocation ceremony, Governor Amina Tambuwal of Sokoto State; Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, Nsima Udo Eken; Chairman, Orange Drugs Limited, Chief Tony Ezenna and General Manager, Exploration Esso Exploration Production Ltd, Andrew Ogaga- Ejayeriese, were conferred with honorary doctorate degrees in various disciples for their vast contributions to humanity, and to the university.