Then you had to take a seat for, and pass JAMB, with the minimum cut-of scores for the University. This was then followed by the University Pre-Admission Screening Exercise (UPASE). Scaling these hurdles in itself was no mean achievement. However, you furthermore may had to deal with the stiff competition from other candidates that also applied for admission into the University. Out of the entire number of 10,128 candidates that were qualified for admission, only 5,023 were successful in getting placement. you’re now forced to require decisions on your own without the prompting of your parents. the alternatives you create will large define how successful you’re in progressing through the University and ultimately graduating a couple of years from now.
As new members of the University Community, it’s important that you simply know who we are, what we represent , our strategic thrust and achievements, our expectation of you, and yours folks .
The Federal University of Technology, Minna was established in 1983 by the federal of Nigeria to place to effect the nation’s desire for self-sufficiency in Science and Technology. Our vision as a University is to be a World-Class and Nigeria’s leading University recognised for its excellence in capacity building and repair delivery. so as to realize this vision, we’ve as our core values integrity, excellence, resilience, diversity, inclusiveness, entrepreneurship and innovation. according to these Values and Vision, the University has grown from its modest beginning into a colossus especially within the Nigerian University System.
As a pointer to the present brand, FUT Minna is, for all intents and purposes, the sole University of Technology in Nigeria north of the Niger as against the three that were established within the 1980s. it’s one among the foremost , if not the foremost , cosmopolitan universities in Nigeria and is consistently within the last seven years globally ranked among the highest ten Nigerian and top 100 African Universities. The University is, among other feats, the primary to determine a faculty of data and Communication Technology, the primary to determine a Department of Cyber Security, one among only two universities with A+ rating within the one and only institutional accreditation ever conducted by NUC and therefore the only University in Nigeria with 5-star SRVICOM rating for service. in particular , FUT Minna is ranked among the highest four universities in Nigeria by employers of labour on the standard of graduates. So if you were wondering whether you’re within the right place, i would like to assure you that you simply couldn’t be during a better university.
In terms of your expectation, the University is committed to providing you with a secure , secure and multi-cultural environment barren of an environment of hate, rancour or intimidation; an environment conducive for learning and an environment where you’d develop new and long lasting relationships.
As a student, whether living on-campus, or off-campus, you shall be guided by the principles and regulations of the University, which are enshrined and well spelt call at the Students’ Handbook, a replica of which everyone of you’d are given by now.
Firstly, avoid sort of a plague the corporate of individuals of questionable character or people who tend to distract you from getting to your academic activities, like lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations.
Secondly, don’t involve yourself in any quite examination misconduct or acts that are injurious or constitute a threat, harassment or intimidation to yourself, your fellow students, staff or other members of the University community. Such unsavoury acts include, among others, fighting, assault, rape, illicit drugs consumption or drugs dealing, membership of illegal associations, cultism, fraud and financial racketeering.
Don’t move about alone especially under dark, always draw the eye of security personnel if you notice anything suspicious or alarming and always display your identity cards publicly.
You should take excellent care of your health and ensure in the least times good sanitary and healthy practices. While I urge you to require your academic work seriously, you ought to also spare sometime for exercise and physical activities. consistent with the University’s policy, Wednesday afternoons are for sporting activities and are lecture free. I urge you to use the chance to interact in one quite sport or another.
If you’re ill or incapacitated from attending normal academic activities, make sure that your Head of Department is formally informed of your ailment and resulting absence.
In terms of your academic endeavours, the mark average (GPA) and therefore the cumulative mark average (CGPA) are two terms that you simply must be conversant with and mindful of as they define your academic performance. As a general rule, you want to make sure that you maintain a minimum CGPA of 1.0 to avoid being withdrawn or prematurely exiting the University. For the scholars of Engineering, however, you want to have a minimum CGPA of two .0 and must have passed 10 credit units in Mathematics, 8 in Physics and eight in Chemistry at the top of your 100 level for you to continue your studentship within the School of Engineering.
The Students’ Handbook provides detailed explanations on these and that i expect that further clarity would are delivered to a number of these facts during your orientation programmes. Otherwise, you’ll seek further explanations or guidance on any matter from your Level Advisers. If not, the Heads of Departments are there to deal with your concerns. The Students’ Affairs Division provides for guidance and counselling, the University Health Service will attend to your health needs, while the SERVICOM Unit and therefore the Directorate of Quality
We shall keep it up working hard to make sure optimum comfort for our students although there could also be occasional challenges. The University features a student population of about 20,000 but, within the interim, we will only provide accommodation for fewer than 4,000. this is often a serious challenge which we are working to deal with . As a part of our campus renewal plan, the prevailing students’ hostels are undergoing renovation and shall be able to be occupied by students within the next 3-4 days. I urge those of you that are successful in getting hostel allocation to exercise some patience. you’ll even have experienced difficulties in transportation especially between the Gidan Kwano and Bosso campuses due to the aging fleet within the University bus company . We had within the past relied on support for supplementary service from the Niger State Transport Authority but they’re also affected by aging fleet and are, therefore, unable to supply the type of service we desire. i would like to plead for your patience for a few of the inadequacies observed and that i assure you that the University Authorities are working hard to comprehensively address them.
I cannot conclude this speech without drawing your attention to the very fact that the majority of you’re resident off-campus and, therefore, in daily contact with members of the University’s host community. I urge you to be of exemplary conduct in your interactions, sleep in peace with them and do your possible best to command their respect, confidence and understanding. Respect their values and traditions in the least times.
Finally, I once more congratulate you on your admission and implore you to use some time wisely and be compliant together with your Matriculation Oath. Use the facilities and services at your disposal well and seek help when in need. you ought to also maintain the University’s tradition of peaceful co-existence and commitment to excellence for achievement of a standard goal.
May God be with you all.