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.
2,296 Students Admitted by CRUTECH for 2014/2015 Session
No more than 2,296 students were admitted into the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) during the 2014/2015 academic session matriculation ceremony of the institution held recently.
Speaking during the event, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Anthony Owan-Enoh, charged the newly admitted students to take their academic seriously so that they can graduate in flying colours.
He lauded the new students for choosing CRUTECH as their first choice and adding that they made the right decision by making the institution a place they want to study.
The VC urged the new students to shun cultism; examination malpractice and all form of anti-social behaviour as such anti social behaviour was capable of ruining their future.
Prof. Owan-Enoh added that the school management will punish anybody found to have disobeyed the school rules and regulation.