Cross River University of Technology with the acronym CRUTECH was established in August 2002 by Cross River State Bill No. 9, which was amended as Bill No. 6 of 2004.
The University is the outcome of the merger of three former tertiary institutions: The Polytechnic of Calabar, Calabar, The College of Education, Awi, Akamkpa and the Ibrahim Babangida College of Agriculture, Ovonum, Obubra, all owned by the Government of Cross River State of Nigeria.
The University took off in October 2002 with five campuses located in Calabar, Akamkpa, Obubra, Ogoja and Okuku dotted over a distance of well over 300 kilometers from one end to the other.
In September 2008, the University lost the campus at Akamkpa, leaving it with four.
It did not, however, lose the programmes run in the campus at Akamkpa as they were transferred to the campus in Calabar.
The Faculties, Departments and programmes in the multi-campus university are presently distributed in the various campuses.
The two main assigned responsibilities of Cross River University of Technology are to produce high quality and well-trained graduates and researchers well-equipped for the provision of quality life, food, fibre, and shelter for the people in a sustainable manner, using well researched techniques of Science and Technology.
These are adequately captured in the University crest (otherwise referred to as ‘logo’), the University’s motto, vision, mission and philosophy.
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CRUTECH 2015/2016 Postgraduate Application Form Details
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Postgraduate programmes in the 2015/2016 Academic Year leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas (PGD) and Postgraduate Degrees of Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) of the Cross River University of Technology, (CRUTECH) in the following Faculties/ Departments.
1. FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are available in the following Departments as indicated below:
DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENCES
(a) Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences – PGD, M. Sc., Ph. D
DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
(a) Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management – PGD
2. FACULTY OFTECHNOLOGY
Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas and Master of Science degrees are available in the Department of Mass Communication:
DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION
a) Mass Communication – PDG, M. Sc.
3. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, degrees are available in the Department of
DEPARTMENTOF ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
(i) Power Systems and Machines – PGD
(ii) Electronic Communication Engineering – PGD
(iii) Control Systems Engineering – PGD
4. FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Courses of study leading to the award of Postgraduate Diplomas, Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees are available as in indicated in the following Departments:
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
i) Architecture – PGD
DEPARTMENT OF ESTATE MANAGEMENT
Estate Management – PGD.
DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY
i) Visual Arts Technology PGD, MA (Arts Education) and MFA
Candidates seeking for admission into all the programmes of the Cross River University of Technology must possess a minimum of 5 credits including English Language and Mathematics and three other relevant subjects obtained at not more that two sittings. Candidates with ‘0’ Level Examination results for 2009 or before must present original copies of their certificates. Statements of results and/or Result Slips will not be accepted.
In all cases, written letters of permission from employers are necessary requirements for workers seeking for admission.
In addition to the general requirements, candidates are expected to fulfill the specific requirements in their chosen areas of study for the different programmes as follows:
(A) DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
(i) A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of third class honours in the relevant field of study from the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) or any other University recognized by the senate of CRUTECH.
(ii) A Higher National diploma (HND) at a minimum of Lower Credit level in the relevant field of study obtained from any Institution accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.
(iii) Additional provisions for admission into some programmes are as follows:
Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Engineering (PGD –EE)
A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of second class, lower division in Physics, Mathematics and/or Physics/Electronics obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH may also be accepted.
(B) MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAMMES
(i) A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of Second class, Lower division Level (with a minimum cumulative Grade Point average, CGPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale or 3.00 on a 5 – point scale) in the relevant field or its equivalent obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.
(ii) A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of third class honours plus a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) (with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale or 3.00 on a 5.0 point scale) in the relevant field obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.
(iii) A Higher National Diploma (HND) at a minimum of Lower Credit level (minimum CGPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale or 3.00 on a 5.0 point scale) in the relevant field of study obtained from any Institution accredited by NBTE and recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH plus a Postgraduate Diploma (minimum CGPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 point scale or 3.0 on a 5. Point scale) in the relevant field of study obtained from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.
(i) M. Sc. Degree in Mass Communication
A Bachelor’s degree at a minimum of Second Class, Lower Division (minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5 – point scale) in any field of Communication (Journalism, Agricultural Journalism, Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Communication Arts, etc) from CRUTECH or any other University recognized by the Senate of CRUTECH.
(ii) Candidates with a lower CGPA may be admitted based on outstanding professional practice, evidence of which must be provided as part of the admission process.
Available M. Sc. Research Areas include:
•Communication Law and Regulation
•News Media Communication
•Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC)**
** A specialized programme jointly run by Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH)-and C-Change Nigeria, in collaboration with the University of Ohio. C- Change Nigeria is an Abuja-based International Agency funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through a Washington-based Organization – Family Health International (FHI).
DURATION OF PROGRAMMES
Postgraduate Programmes are undertaken either Full-time or Part-time. All Postgraduate programmes begin with classroom course work and end with project work for Postgraduate Diplomas or thesis/dissertations for Master of Science (MSc. Or M. Sc.),, Master of Arts (MA. Or M. A.), Master of Fine Arts( MFA or M. F. A.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D. Or Ph. D.) Degrees.
(A) Full Time Studies
The duration for full-time studies varies depending on the nature of the programme:
(i) Post Graduate Diplomas: For any of the Postgraduate Diploma Programmes, a registered candidate shall spend a minimum of 12 calendar months (one academic session) and not more than 24 months within which period he/she will be expected to satisfy all the requirements for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma.
(ii) Master of Science, Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts of Technology Degrees: For any of the listed Masters’ Programmes, a registered candidate shall spend a minimum of 18 calendar months and not more than 24 months within which period he/she will be expected to satisfy all the requirements for the award of the Master’s Degree.
(B) PART-TIME STUDIES
The duration for Part time studies takes much longer time than the full-time programmes. In all cases, part time studies are expected to run for at least one and a half times the minimum period that is stipulated for equivalent full time studies.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Prospective applicants should log in to www.crutech.edu.ng and browse the available courses, options and requirements before making any payments.
Interested candidates are required to obtain the application forms using the following guidelines:
A.Pay the sum of Ten thousand Naira ( N10,000.00) only at CRUTECH Community Microfinance Bank, Please note that CRUTECH will not be liable for any payment made into any account in any bank other than the designated bank.
B. Prospective candidates shall be required thereafter to approach The Postgraduate School, CRUTECH, where they exchange their Bank Tellers (indicating payment of the prescribed non-refundable application fees) for CRUTECH official receipts that will entitle them to collect Application Forms, and Transcript Request Forms.
C. Applicants are advised to dispatch the Transcript Request Forms to their former Institutions/Universities and to complete their Application Forms properly to meet submission requirements.
D. Applicants are advised to ensure that each completed Application Form is accompanied with the following documents:
1. Evidence of payment of the N10,000.00 (non-refundable application fee) for the purchase the application form at the bank (Clean photocopy of CRUTECH receipt);
2. Three completed referee report forms (at least one from candidate’s former institution and/or present Employer), no application forms shall be considered without the three completed referees’ reports;
3. Photocopies of qualifying certificates, including 0′ Level certificates. Original certificates must be
presented for sighting/screening on admission. Awaiting Results documents are not admissible;
4. Transcript(s) from the applicant’s former institutions/Universities. No Application forms shall be considered
without the Transcripts of the candidate;
5. Applicant’s National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Discharge Certificate or Exemption letter;
6. Evidence of Release (EOR) by your Employer, for Candidates who are workers, but are applying for full-time studies.
7. Permission to undertake a programme of study by your employer for candidates who are workers but are applying for part-time studies.
Duly Completed Application Forms with all the required attachments and/or inclusions are to be forwarded/submitted in duplicate, in one large brown envelope addressed to:
The Deputy Registrar/Secretary
The Postgraduate School,
Cross River University of Technology,
Calabar, Cross River State,
Ekpo Abasi Street,
Cross River State,
The deadline for the submission of completed Application Forms is Monday, 12th October, 2015. Any Application Form(s) that is received after the above date will not be considered.