Have you ever heard of this common Nigerian acronym – FUTA? The full meaning of FUTA is Federal University of Technology Akure.
Did you know that according to UNIRANK, the 11th Nigerian university to appear in the ranking of the best universities in Nigeria is the Federal University of Technology Akure?
If you haven’t heard of FUTA before, then this is your easiest chance of learning more about the University, which you would find below as you continue reading.
The Overview of Federal University of Technology Akure
The Federal University of Technology Akure FUTA was established in 1981 by the federal military government of Nigeria.
The acronym of this institution is called FUTA. FUTA can be located in Akure, Ondo state, Nigeria. This institution has a student strength ranging to 25,000 and a number of academic staff amounting to about 2,500.
The Federal University of Technology Akure has been operating for about 38 years and has been doing pretty fine in producing reliable graduates in Nigeria. FUTA is also one of the best Federal Universities in Nigeria.
The Federal University of Technology Akure offers different programs which are; undergraduate programs, pre-degree programs and postgraduate programs, for any of their interested students.
What Is the Motto of FUTA?
Technology for self reliance is the motto of FUTA
The motto of Federal University of Technology Akure is Technology for Self Reliance.
The mission of FUTA is to promote the technological advancement, by providing conducive environment for research, teaching and learning which engenders development of products that are technologically oriented, self-reliant and relevant to society.
The vision of FUTA is to be a world-class University of Technology and a Centre of Excellence in training, research and service delivery.
The Federal University of Technology Akure has the Core Values with the acronym “ICARE” in which stands for: Integrity Creativity and Inattentiveness, Accountability, Rationality, Excellence.
The Identity of Federal University of Technology Akure
- Name: Federal University of Technology Akure
- Acronym: FUTA
- Nick name: Futarian
- Established in: 1981
- Motto: Technology for Self Reliance
- Location: Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria
- Color(s): Purple and Blue
Official FUTA Portal
The Official website of FUTA is www.futa.edu.ng
The Address of FUTA
- The Federal University of Technology Akure
- P.M.B. 704
- Akure, Ondo State.
- Email: Registrar@futa.edu.ng
- Contact number (1): +234 906 670 7545
- Contact number (2): +234 907 616 5061
It is the duty of the National Universities commission (NUC) to accredit various Universities in Nigeria and it is a good thing that the Federal University of Technology Akure is one of them.
A good number of FUTA’s courses has been accredited by the NUC in which makes the school’s educational standard more reliable and to as well develop the lives of the students and Nigeria as a country.
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The Profile of Federal University of Technology Akure
Here is a brief profile and a piece of information about Federal University of Technology Akure in which would be detailed below:
- Student Enrollment: About 25,000
- Number of Academic staffs: Around 2,500
- Type of School: Technical Federal University
- Affiliations: AAU, ICCON, AUA, NAS, CVC and more.
- Type of Entity: Non-Profit
- Academic calendar: (In semesters) but not yet available for 2019/2020.
- Accommodation: Different Hostel Halls are available inside the university and students are allowed to stay wherever they want or also choose to stay outside the University.
The Administration of Federal University of Technology Akure
- Office of the Vice Chancellor
- Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor(Academic)
- Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development)
Admission Requirements for 100L Students
The candidate must:
- Select FUTA as his/her first choice of Institution.
- Have at least five credit passes in SSCE/GCE in relevant subjects and in not more than two sittings.
- Must have a minimum of 200 JAMB Score in his or her UTME Result.
- Must participate in FUTA Post UTME Screening exercise after a successful registration on the University portal. Mind you, you need to log in to your portal regularly to check if your post UTME Screening date has been sent.
Admission Requirements for 200 (Direct Entry) Level Students
The candidate must obtain at least five credit passes in SSCE/GCE and in relevant subjects in which shouldn’t be more than two sittings.
The candidate must also have NCE/OND/JUPEB or equivalent with credit passes in relevant subjects.
Steps for FUTA Undergraduate Registration (For 100l and 200l Direct Entry students)
STEP 1: How to login to your Portal
- Use your JAMB registration number as your username and use your surname (in capital letters) as your password to login.
- You would be required to provide your valid Email address and your reachable phone number. A link would be sent to you to change your password before you proceed.
- In the case where you don’t remember your password, click on Forgot password and a page would display saying “Get it here”. Click on it and provide your JAMB registration number, your registered Email Address, phone number and type a new password. After that, click on send to reset your password and login with your new password.
STEP 2: Setting up your Bio Data
The candidate should click on Bio Data and should/ must:
- Fill all sections Accordingly
- Upload the scanned copy of the following documents; Passport(not more than 1 month old), Birth Certificate, Certificate of Local Government of Origin, Court Affidavit, Attestation Letter, Jamb Admission Letter, O’level Result(s), NCE/ND/HND if Direct Entry
- After that, click on finalize, the O’level results that you have provided would be screened and if passed, you would be required to generate an invoice which you need to choose any of the listed banks on your invoice to pay your school fees whenever you are ready via REMITA platform.
STEP 3: Course Registration
- You need to pay your school fees before you can proceed for course registration
- After paying your school fees, click on course registration
- Carefully select your courses, click on submit, print it out and take it to your level registration office for approval.
- After Approval, you need to print more copies and present them for endorsement and submit them to your department manager.
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List of Courses Offered in Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) and Their Faculties
Here is a list of the faculties/ Schools of FUTA along with their courses below:
School of Agriculture & Agricultural Technology (SAAT)
- Agricultural Extension & Communication Technology
- Agricultural & Resource Economics
- Animal Production & Health
- Crop, Soil & Pest Management
- Fisheries & Aquaculture Technology
- Ecotourism & Wildlife Management
- Forestry & Wood Technology
- Food Science & Technology
School of Engineering & Engineering Technology (SEET)
- Agricultural Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical & Electronics Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
- Mining Engineering
School of Earth & Mineral Sciences (SEMS)
- Applied Geophysics
- Applied Geology
- Marine Science & Technology
- Remote Sensing & Geoscience Information Systems
School of Environmental Technology (SET)
- Estate Management
- Industrial Design
- Quantity Surveying
- Urban & Regional Planning
School of Management Technology (SMAT)
- Project Management Technology
- Transport Management Technology
- Library Management Technology
- Entrepreneurship Management Technology
School of Sciences (SOS)
- Computer Science
- General Studies
- Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing (SOC)
- Computer science
- Information Systems
- Cyber security studies
- Information Technology
- Software Engineering
FUTA Facilities and Services
- Library: A comfortable library is available
- Sport: Sport facilities are very much available
- Study Abroad: This applies mostly to best students
- Health Care: Health Care services are available
- Classrooms: Good classrooms are available
- Hostels: Hostels are very much available
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The Anthem of Federal University of Technology Akure
It is a good thing that the Anthem of Federal University Technology, Akure is very pleasing to hear just like that of University of Ilorin.
I would love to give you the lyrics to the great anthem of Federal University of Technology, Akure, which you’ll find below:
Great Futarian…. Great!
Great Futarian…. Great!
Ever winning, ever leading, ever peaceful
Advancing the cause of technology.
FUTA…. Land of ancient landmarks!
FUTA… For national progress!!
Academic excellence is your tradition
Technology for self-reliance
Promoting love, unity and not cultism
Championing the cause of technology
FUTA… The shining example.
FUTA… The pride of Nigeria.
With God’s blessing on our sides
We shall go places.
FUTA… For self-reliance….
FU U U U U T A A A A A
In our post about the Uni Ibadan courses, we compared FUTA anthem and U.I anthem, which do you find to be most interesting? Please use the comment box to give your opinion.
Federal University of Technology Akure (Summary Notes)
I have given you above, some cool facts about the Federal University of Technology Akure along with the courses offered in the institution.
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