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Federal University of Technology Minna


Faculties:

 Engineering Technology

Science Education

Agriculture and Agriculture Technology

Science

Education

Environmental Technology

Information & Communications Technology

The Federal University of Technology, Minna is a Federal Government owned University in Nigeria.  It was established on 1st February, 1983.  The objective for its establishment is to give effect to the Nation’s drive for the much-needed self-reliance in Science, Engineering and especially Technology.  It is a specialized University of Technology.

The pioneer Vice-Chancellor was Professor J.O. Ndagi who served from 1983 to 1990. He was succeeded by Professor S.O. Adeyemi from 1990 and 1994. Between 1994 and 1997 Professor I.H. Umar served as Sole Administrator. Professor S.A. Garba was briefly acting Vice-Chancellor between 26 th June and 6th August, 1997. On 7th August, 1997 Prof. M.A. Daniyan became the third substantive Vice Chancellor of the University till 6th August, 2002. Prof. J.O. Adeniyi served from 7th August to 2nd October, 2002 as acting Vice Chancellor. Prof. H. Tukur Sa’ad was appointed Vice-Chancellor on 3rd October, 2002 and he served till 27th October, 2007. The current Vice Chancellor, Prof. M.S. Audu was appointed on 26th November, 2007.

The pioneer Registrar was late Dr. B.P. Sawa who served from 1983 to 1986. Dr Bawa Salka was acting Registrar between 1986 and 1988. Then Mrs. L.S.J. Ahmed became the Registrar of the University between 1988 and 1993. She was succeeded by Alhaji U.A. Sadiq who served as the Registrar from October, 1998 - 2003, having acted in that position since 1993. The current Registrar Mallam M.D. Usman was appointed on 1st October, 2007. Having acted in that capacity since 2003.

At inception, the University acquired on a permanent basis, the facilities of the former Government Teachers' College Bosso which now serves as the Bosso Campus of the University. It has undergone a tremendous. face-lift and wears a beautiful outlook befitting a modern University. The University acquired 10,650 hectares of land at Gidan-Kwano along the Minna - Kataeregi - Bida Road as its permanent site, to carter for the  necessary inevitable expansion envisaged.

On Tuesday, June, 2nd 1992 the former President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida GCFR, fss, mni (rtd), performed the Sod Turning Ceremony to mark the commencement of projects on the main campus site.  And since then work had started in earnest for the physical development of the Main Campus which in phase I consists of the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT), School of Environmental Technology (SET), School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) Buildings, Students Hostels, Students Center, University Library, Senate Building, Staff houses, Computer Centre as well as the Industrial Development Centre.

The completion of students’ hostels, some staff houses, SET and SEET buildings facilitated the commencement of full academic activities in the Main Campus at the beginning of the 2004/2005 academic session. Meanwhile, SAAT which was temporarily occupying a part of the SEET Complex has been successfully completed and moved in 2009.

Since its inception, the University has graduated students, whose market value is being adjudged very satisfactory and are in high demand both in government and industry, servicing the technological needs of the nation.  The figure showed a remarkable growth rate from 22 graduates in 1990, to 662 in 1998 and total students enrolments are now  over 13,000 with academic staff strength of 698 as at 1st January, 2009.

The University has recorded quite a number of academic achievements which, include the design and fabrication of a number of highly valuable items of socio-economic importance such as the Solar air heater, Motor-car crankshaft, Gearing system for crane hoist drives, Rice de-stoning machine, Maize sheller, Multi-purpose grinder, Irrigation models, Poultry feeder amongst a host of other creative innovations.  It is equally gratifying to note that the University has gained recognition nationwide as a Centre for Excellence in Computer Science having been so designated by the National Universities Commission.  In pursuit of this, the University obtained Internet connectivity towards the end of 1998, acquired its VSAT facility in 2003, and by 2005/2006 academic session students’ registration was conducted on-line.  Now the members of the University Community can easily access information the World over on the super highway.



Keyword: niger
Address:

P.M.B 65, Minna
Type: University
City
: Minna
State: Niger

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