You are welcome to the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), a top ranking University of technology in Nigeria and indeed the nation’s pride. Established in 1981, the university has grown tremendously, stretching its academic disciplines and research across eight different schools and over fifty academic departments.
Other universities of technology established around the same time were the Federal University of Technology Owerri, the Federal University of Technology, Abeokuta (FUTAB), which later metamorphosed to the present University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), the Federal University of Technology Minna, the Federal University of Technology Yola, and the Federal University of Technology Bauchi (now Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
Federal University of Technology Akure has been ranked the eighth-best university and best university of technology in Nigeria by webometrics as of January 2020. In 2022, It was ranked as the 5th best university in Nigeria by World University Rankings.
Administration and leaderships
The current principal members of the university administration and their positions are as follows:
|Visitor||President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu|
|Chancellor||The Emir of Katagum, Alhaji (Dr.) Umar Faruk II|
|Pro-Chancellor & Chairman||Ambassador (Dr.) Godknows Boladei Igali|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Adenike Oladiji|
|Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics, Research & Administration)||Professor Taiwo Timothy Amos|
|Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development Services)||Professor Sunday Samuel Oluyamo|
|Registrar||Mr. Charles Olusegun Adeleye|
|Bursar||Mr. Julius Adefola Adeshoba|
|University Librarian||Dr. Robert Akinade Awoyemi|
The university has nine schools and a college of medicine:
College of Health Sciences
School of Basic Medical Sciences (SBMS)
School of Basic Clinical Sciences (SBCS)
School of Clinical Sciences (SCS)
School of Computing (SOC)
School of Life Science (SLS)
School of Physical Science (SPS)
School of Earth and Mineral Sciences (SEMS)
School of Environmental Technology (SET)
School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET)
School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT)
School of Logistics and Innovation Technology (SLIT)
School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS)
The school runs pre-degree science programs, Short-Term courses and University Advanced Basic Science programs.
Among the notable structures in the university is the central library, Albert Ilemobade Library, located just beside the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The library, which can accommodate many students, has volumes in almost every field of study, both inside and outside the university. Students are required to complete their library registration in their first year of admission to make sure it is available.
The Library is named after Professor Albert Ilemobade, who was the second Vice-Chancellor of the university. It was established in 1982, out of the desires of the founding fathers and matriarch of the institution in order to cut a niche for research and sound teaching. It started off in the Old Library Complex located at Oba Kekere (Mini campus), by April 2006, it moved to its permanent building which covers a floor space area of 1,614.74 m² and can sit 2,500 readers at a time. The building is a two storey building.
It is open to all senior staff, students of the institution, as well as alumni of the university. The library also admit anyone else with cogent reasons with provision of letter of introduction from a recognized university official (i.e. dean of a faculty, head of department from the visitor’s school or director of an organization).
The university operates a radio station, FUTA Radio(93.1 MHz), on the campus.
The Federal University of Akure Radio Station programs including a morning news bulletin, a talk show on education, a music program, a special segment highlighting achievements and success stories of students, faculty, and alumni, and a talk on social issues.
The Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) is equipped with a range of campus facilities that cater to the academic, recreational, and daily needs of students, faculty, and staff. These facilities include libraries, lecture halls and classrooms, laboratories and research centers, computer centers, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Sports facilities include sports fields, courts, and gyms, student hostels, cafeterias and food courts, a health center, and auditoriums and event spaces.
Student organization and clubs
The Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) offers a wide range of student organizations and clubs that cater to diverse interests, hobbies, and academic pursuits. These include the Student Union Government (SUG), Professional and Academic Societies, Cultural and Arts Clubs, and Cultural and Drama Society. The SUG serves as a platform for students to express their concerns, advocate for their rights, and engage in decision-making processes. FUTA offers social and community service clubs, sports clubs, entrepreneurial and innovation clubs, hobby and special interest clubs, and student organizations and clubs to enrich the student experience, foster personal growth, and promote a sense of belonging within the university community. These clubs provide avenues for students to explore their interests, develop leadership abilities, and create lifelong connections with fellow students who share similar passions.
Housing and residence
On-campus residence halls are located close to academic buildings, libraries, and other university facilities, with basic amenities such as study areas, common lounges, and laundry facilities. Room types range from single rooms to shared rooms with multiple occupants, and each residence hall is staffed with resident assistants and hall supervisors. FUTA’s residence halls organize activities and programs to promote community engagement and student development. Off-campus housing resources are provided to help students find suitable accommodations.
Student services and support
FUTA offers a range of services and resources. These include academic advising, counseling and psychological services, health services, and career development and employment services. Academic advising helps students plan their academic trajectories, counseling and psychological services support mental and emotional well-being, health services provide basic medical care, and career development and employment services prepare students for successful careers. FUTA provides career development services, financial aid and scholarships, disability support services, student engagement and extracurricular activities, and academic, personal, and career-oriented resources to empower students to thrive academically, develop life skills, and navigate challenges.
The FUTA Herald is the flagship student newspaper, FUTA Radio is a student-run radio station.
FUTA research teams
The Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) is home to several research teams that contribute to advancements in various fields of study. These research teams consist of faculty members, researchers, and students who collaborate on projects, conduct research, and contribute to the body of knowledge in their respective areas of expertise. Here are some examples of FUTA’s research teams:
Engineering and Technology Research Team
Agricultural and Environmental Research Team
Health and Biomedical Research Team
Science and Technology Team
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Team
Engineering and technology research team
FUTA’s engineering and technology research team focuses on advancements in fields such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, and more. These researchers explore areas such as renewable energy, sustainable infrastructure, robotics, artificial intelligence, computer networks, software engineering, and emerging technologies. Their research findings contribute to technological advancements and address societal challenges.
Agricultural and environmental research team
FUTA’s agricultural and environmental research team conducts research to enhance agricultural practices, sustainable food production, and environmental conservation. Researchers in this team focus on areas such as crop science, soil science, plant breeding, agricultural engineering, environmental management, and biodiversity conservation. Their research contributes to improving agricultural productivity, promoting sustainable farming practices, and addressing environmental issues.
Health and biomedical research team
FUTA’s health and biomedical research team focuses on research related to healthcare, biomedical sciences, and public health. These researchers explore areas such as medical diagnostics, drug discovery, health systems, epidemiology, health informatics, and healthcare technology. Their research aims to improve healthcare delivery, develop new treatments, and address health challenges faced by communities.
Science and technology research team
FUTA’s science and technology research team encompasses various scientific disciplines, including chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and bioinformatics. Researchers in this team investigate areas such as material science, nanotechnology, computational modeling, mathematical modeling, biotechnology, and biodiversity. Their research contributes to scientific discoveries, technological advancements, and understanding fundamental principles of the natural world.