The Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), is a public University located in Owerri, specifically in Ihiagwa municipal, Owerri, in Imo state, Eastern Nigeria. It is the first tertiary educational institution to be established in the south-south and south-eastern regions of Nigeria.
Also known as FUTO, the Federal University of Technology, Owerri was founded in the year 1980, and was committed to the care and leadership of Professor U.D. Gomwalk, who was the first Vice-chancellor of the institution. The current vice-chancellor of the school is a one-time Dean of the University’s School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Professor Francis Chukwuemeka Eze.
Currently, the university boasts of a total student population of well over 22,000 persons; while the academic and administrative staff strength stands at close to 1,000 persons, including some 50 professors.
Courses Offered in FUTO and Academic Structure
The academic structure of the Federal University of Technology Owerri consists of seven different schools or faculties, each overseen by a Dean.
FUTO has 7 different colleges and they are highlighted below:
- School Of Environmental Sciences
- School Of Health
- School Of Management And Management Technology
- School Of Biological Sciences
- School Of Physical Sciences
- School Of Engineering And Engineering Technology
- School Of Agriculture And Agricultural Technology
List of Courses Available for Study at FUTO.
If you are a prospective student and you are not sure of what course to choose, this information is for you. Below, the list of all courses available at FUTO has been given, as well as to the schools/colleges. Here goes:
School of Environmental Sciences
Urban & Regional Planning
Surveying & Geo-Information
School Of Health Technology
Public Health Technology
Prosthesis And Orthopedics
School Of Management and Management Technology
Transport Management Technology
Project Management Technology
Maritime Management Technology
Financial Management Technology
Information Management Technology
School Of Biological Sciences
Science Laboratory Technology
School Of Physical Sciences
School Of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Polymer & Textile Engineering
Food Science & Technology
Electrical And Electronics Engineering
School Of Agriculture And Agricultural Technology
Soil Science Technology
Forestry & Wild Life Technology
Fisheries And Aquaculture Technology
Crop Science Technology
Animal Science Technology
At FUTO, academic excellence is high priority. The university seeks enthusiastic, confident and creative applicants with a rich sense of moral values, who are willing to break new grounds and are committed to high academic performance.
FUTO Admission Requirements
Students seeking admission into FUTO are required to follow the instructions provided by JAMB in the brochure, an annual publication by the organization. All information related to admission requirements are made available in this document.
Generally, under normal circumstances, an ideal candidate is required to have the satisfactory examination scores (e.g. minimum of 180 for UTME), as well as a minimum of 5 credits in related subjects before he/she can be offered admission. He or she must also meet the requirements of the department being applied to.
Once all is settled, the applicant will then be invited to apply for admission, and during the season of admissions intake, the procedure is usually published on either the school’s website (www.futo.edu.ng), or in national dailies, or in both and more outlets.
FUTO POST UTME Application Information
Candidates who choose Federal University of Technology, Owerri as First Choice University in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are usually invited to apply for an aptitude test, provided such candidates scored a minimum of 180 in their UTME. Those who did not choose FUTO as First Choice University but scored a minimum of 180 in their UTME are also eligible to apply.
As part of the application, candidates are usually required to pay a token fee for registration and then fill in their details on the school portal, after which they will be informed of the date to come for an admissions’ screening exercise.
FUTO Students School Portal:
Every university has an online portal where their students can carry out basic enquiries, registrations and other necessary transactions that are relevant to their stay in the institution. Federal University of technology, Owerri has a fully-functional online portal that caters for the needs of students; much unlike in previous years when students had to wait in long queues and under the most undesirable circumstances to get things done.
The school portal can be accessed via the following link:
All the available services can be accessed once the candidate provides his/her correct username and password.
For prospective students, the following link is applicable:
Services available on the portal for prospective students include:
All applications for entry into the university, which include the following:
- JUPEB Application
- POST-UTME/ Direct Entry Application
- Postgraduate Application
- Centre for Human Resource Development
- Supplementary Application
- Pre Degree Application Form
- Check 2017/2018 POST UTME Results
- Check 2017/2018 Direct Entry Screening Results
- CCE Weekend Programme Application
- Admission Status
- Check Admission Status
- Direct Entry Olevel Details Update
- Supplementary Admission Olevel Details Update
FUTO School Fees
Current school fees for the Federal University of Technology, Owerri has been released. If you are a current student, or you are just seeking admission into the university, this piece of information is very valuable to you. Below is the fee structure to guide your decisions and budget for your academic year:
Federal University of Technology Owerri School Fees Structure For 2017/2018
|s/no||Department||100 Level||200 Level||300 Level||400 Level||500 Level|
|1.||Geology||School Fee: 50,800
Acceptance fee: 40,000
Total school fees: 90,800
|School fees: 35,800||School fees: 35,800||School fees: 30,800||School fees: 30,800|
|2.||Other departments||School fees: 48,300
Acceptance fee: 40,000
Total school fees: 88,300