Federal University of Technology Minna
|Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger state|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Musbau Adewumi Akanji, FNSBMB|
|Admin. staff||Highly trained and qualified staff for the degrees awarded by the institution.|
|Undergraduates||Has established undergraduate studies and programs|
|Postgraduates||Has a dynamic and functional post graduate school situated in the Bosso Campus|
|Location||Minna, Niger State, Nigeria|
|Federal University of Technology, Minna was founded in 1983. The governing bodies are the Council and the Senate. The institution is listed in the Guide to Higher Education in Africa, Association of African Universities and the International Association of Universities, 1999. It is an internationally recognized degree granting institution of higher education. The course work and degrees from the institution are generally accepted by regionally accredited institutions of higher education in the United States.|
FUTMINNA specializes in technological education. The University is a designated Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering and has a core competence in the development of vaccines and drugs.
FUTMINNA was founded in 1983, and the first Vice-Chancellor was Professor J.O. Ndagi who served from 1983 to 1990. In the beginning, the University took over the facilities of the former Government Teachers' College Bosso, for use on a permanent basis. This site now serves as the Bosso Campus of the University. The main campus which is sited on a 10,650 hectares of land is located along the Minna - Kataeregi - Bida Road.
In 2014 the University has 8 schools (faculties):
- School of Agriculture and Agriculture Technology
- School of Engineering and Engineering Technology
- School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology
- School of Environmental Technology
- School of Natural and Applied Sciences
- School of Information and Communication Technology
- School of Technology Education
- School of Post Graduate Studies
Other organizations on campus
- Centre for Remedial and Extra Mural Studies (CRES)
- Centre of Excellence in Disaster Risk Management and Developmental Studies, operated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
- Centre for Climate Change and Freshwater Resources, which is associated to the Federal Ministry of Environment, a node of the Global Institute for Bio Exploration (Rutgers University, NJ, USA)
- Centre for Human Settlements and Urban Development (CHSUD) associated with the UN Human Settlements programme.
Recreation and Sports
As part of its overall fitness program, the University inclueds a floodlit sports arena on both campuses, athletics cinder tracks, badminton indoor courts, basketball courts, table tennis facilities, volley ball courts, football pitches, a fitness gymnasium, extensive pedestrian walkways, a 9-hole golf course (notably the first of its kind on a Nigerian University campus) and a student recreation centre.
The student-run radio station was recently gutted by fire.
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- "Welcome new members.(Inside ASAE)". Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). November 1, 2004. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
- Channels TV (16 January 2013). Channels TV http://www.channelstv.com/home/2013/01/16/fire-guts-fut-minna-radio-station/
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- University Web Ranking. "University Web Ranking". Retrieved 12 March 2013.
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