A team of experts from the National Universities Commission (NUC), on Thursday, November 14, 2019 visited the Federal University of Technology, Minna, at the VC’s room , Main Campus.
The team leader, Prof. O. V. Ekechukwu expressed appreciation to the University Management for the nice and cozy reception accorded the team and said that the aim of their visit was to try to to the traditional NUC accreditation exercise for the Department of engineering .
According to him, the team went through all the facilities, met with the lecturers, technologist and students. He assured the Management that the team diligently accessed all the facilities.
Prof. Ekechukwu said the exercise was well worth the while because it’s a referee mechanism. He said the programme philosophy and objectives are well stated and in accordance with NUC Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard (BMAX) guidelines, good direction of staff on where the University wants the programme to go to, adequate programme curriculum, largely adequate admission requirements, students are issued with copies of educational regulations and are conversant with the supply , good standard exam questions with adequate mark schemes, good quality students project report, good general environmental sanitation.
Prof. Ekechukwu also mentioned some areas of concern that the University should address.
Responding, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdullahi Bala, fsssn, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Emmanuel Udensi said engineering Department is one among the oldest within the University and he believes that the Department should had best within the aspect of accreditation.
He added that the will of all federal universities is to possess more staff but FUT, Minna is constrained when it involves employment.
Prof. Udensi thanked the team for the report and guaranteed them that everything are going to be put in situ .