About FUT Minna Pre-Degree Programme
Applying for an admission into the Federal University of Technology, Minna begins with you first applying for the forthcoming University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation board, (JAMB).
Minimum college preparatory academic requirements for JAMB/UTME: (in years of senior secondary school study, high school study, or equivalent).
The UTME Forms may be purchased from the Jamb Office located in your state, or from a designated Bank. Examination application is strictly online. Refer to JAMB official website, http://jambutme.com for more information.
If you truly desire to study in our university, in preference to the other schools, we strongly advise you to fill it in the UTME Application Form as your school of first choice. This is usually helpful in giving you first priority consideration during admission as opposed to the other candidates who may have our school as their second choice.
However, we do conduct a post-UTME examination, purposeful for verifying your UTME score. It is like saying “If you truly made that high score in JAMB UTME, prove it to us in this aftermath Examination”.
Because we are not in control of the supervision of UTME, our post-UTME examination guides us to selecting and admitting real students.
FUT Minna 2015/2016 Pre-degree (IJMB) Admission Form Information
FUT Minna Pre-Degree (IJMB) one year programme will be commencing soon. So the institution has publicly and officially announced to all interested aspirants, candidates and members of the public that the admission form for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic sessions is now available for purchase.
The school management and authorities of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUT Minna) hereby duly invites applications from all interested aspirants and suitably qualified candidates for admission into the One-year Preliminary Degree/IJMB programmes for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic sessions. See details as well as qualification requirements below:
The University runs various Science and Technology based degree programmes in the following Schools:
(1) Agriculture and Agricultural Technology.
(2) Engineering and Engineering Technology.
(3) Environmental Technology.
(4) Entrepreneurship & Management Technology.
(5) Information & Communication Technology.
(6) Life Sciences.
(7) Physical Sciences.
(8) Science and Technology Education.
Entry Requirements and Criteria:
To qualify for admission a candidates must have at least five (5) credits including English Language, Mathematics and in any three of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Biology/Agricultural Science/Health Science/Technical Drawing, and Geography at SSCE, GCE O’ Level, NECO and NABTEB.
The results obtained should not be at more than two sittings.
For IJMB programme Agricultural Science, Technical Drawing and Health Science are not acceptable.
Method of Application:
(a) Candidates are to visit (www.futminna.edu.ng) and click on the button with ‘2015/2016 APPLICATION’. Select Choice of Programme (Pre-degree/IJMB) of study.
Enter surname, first name, other names, valid email address and functional GSM number. Make sure you enter all information correctly, because your email address will be used to send username and password to you.
You can make modifications at this stage as much as you like before payment. Click CREATE application button. Proceed to CPES website to complete the online application.
Candidate can sign-in into their email account and continue using the link provided to continue registration or copy the username and password and click on CONTINUE APPLICATION button on the HOME PAGE to proceed with the application.
Important Note: Candidate should also check their SPAM folder in case mail is not found in the mail “inbox”. Once the link is opened, copy the username and password assigned to confirm your earlier registration.
After clicking on the sign button, you proceed to payment gateway. A payment information page will be generated for you to confirm your previous data entered.
Payment FUT Minna College is done through Debit Card (MasterCard – Most preferred) or Verve (only the ones enabled for online payment ). Enter ATM Debit card details (Card number, expiry date, CVV2 i.e. the 3 digits behind your card, and pin number).
This automatically debits N5,000 application fees and N250 for bank commission). On successful payment, you proceed to complete the on-line application. Enter all other required information such as:
i) O-level results and number of sittings.
ii) A scanned passport sized photograph (the photograph must be well scanned, less than 100kb and in JPG format).
iii) Scanned copy of all relevant credentials in JPG format not more than 1000kb.
iv) Enter credentials and other relevant information required for the admission.
Click “complete registration” to confirm all entries entered. You can either edit entries entered or submit finally and make printout of the registration form.
Please note that the Centre is not liable to give reasons for rejecting any application, nor will it enter into correspondence on the subject matter with any applicant.
Application ends 30th September, 2015.
About FUT Minna and their History (If you care!)
The Federal University of Technology, Minna is a Federal Government owned University in Nigeria. It was established on 1st February, 1983. The objective for its establishment is to give effect to the Nation’s drive for the much-needed self-reliance in Science, Engineering and especially Technology. It is a specialized University of Technology.
The pioneer Vice-Chancellor was Professor J.O. Ndagi who served from 1983 to 1990. He was succeeded by Professor S.O. Adeyemi from 1990 and 1994. Between 1994 and 1997 Professor I.H. Umar served as Sole Administrator. Professor S.A. Garba was briefly acting Vice-Chancellor between 26 th June and 6th August, 1997. On 7th August, 1997 Prof. M.A. Daniyan became the third substantive Vice Chancellor of the University till 6th August, 2002. Prof. J.O. Adeniyi served from 7th August to 2nd October, 2002 as acting Vice Chancellor. Prof. H. Tukur Sa’ad was appointed Vice-Chancellor on 3rd October, 2002 and he served till 27th October, 2007. He was succeeded by Prof. M.S. Audu appointed on 26th November, 2007 and served till 26th November, 2012. The current Vice-Chancellor Prof. Musbau Adewumi Akanji, the 6th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University was appointed on 3rd of December, 2012.
The pioneer Registrar was late Dr. B.P. Sawa who served from 1983 to 1986. Dr Bawa Salka was acting Registrar between 1986 and 1988. Then Mrs. L.S.J. Ahmed became the Registrar of the University between 1988 and 1993. She was succeeded by Alhaji U.A. Sadiq who served as the Registrar from October, 1998 – 2003, having acted in that position since 1993. Mallam M.D. Usman was appointed on 1st October, 2007. Having acted in that capacity since 2003. The current Registrar Mrs V. N Kolo was appointed on 11th June, 2012.
At inception, the University acquired on a permanent basis, the facilities of the former Government Teachers’ College Bosso which now serves as the Bosso Campus of the University. It has undergone a tremendous. face-lift and wears a beautiful outlook befitting a modern University. The University acquired 10,650 hectares of land at Gidan-Kwano along the Minna – Kataeregi – Bida Road as its permanent site, to carter for the necessary inevitable expansion envisaged.
On Tuesday, June, 2nd 1992 the former President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida GCFR, fss, mni (rtd), performed the Sod Turning Ceremony to mark the commencement of projects on the main campus site. And since then work had started in earnest for the physical development of the Main Campus which in phase I consists of the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT), School of Environmental Technology (SET), School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) Buildings, Students Hostels, Students Center, University Library, Senate Building, Staff houses, Computer Centre as well as the Industrial Development Centre.
The completion of students’ hostels, some staff houses, SET and SEET buildings facilitated the commencement of full academic activities in the Main Campus at the beginning of the 2004/2005 academic session. Meanwhile, SAAT which was temporarily occupying a part of the SEET Complex has been successfully completed and moved in 2009.
Since its inception, the University has graduated students, whose market value is being adjudged very satisfactory and are in high demand both in government and industry, servicing the technological needs of the nation. The figure showed a remarkable growth rate from 22 graduates in 1990, to 662 in 1998 and total students enrolments are now over 13,000 with academic staff strength of 698 as at 1st January, 2009.
The University has recorded quite a number of academic achievements which, include the design and fabrication of a number of highly valuable items of socio-economic importance such as the Solar air heater, Motor-car crankshaft, Gearing system for crane hoist drives, Rice de-stoning machine, Maize sheller, Multi-purpose grinder, Irrigation models, Poultry feeder amongst a host of other creative innovations. It is equally gratifying to note that the University has gained recognition nationwide as a Centre for Excellence in Computer Science having been so designated by the National Universities Commission. In pursuit of this, the University obtained Internet connectivity towards the end of 1998, acquired its VSAT facility in 2003, and by 2005/2006 academic session students’ registration was conducted on-line. Now the members of the University Community can easily access information the World over on the super highway.
In pursuance of academic excellence in solving human problems, Professor S.A. Garba of the Department of Microbiology led a team of researchers in the development and production of typhoid fever vaccines. This project is sponsored by the Unipetrol Nigeria Plc. The team has been able to develop and produce typhoid fever vaccines. And having completed the testing on mice, guinea pigs, rabbits and monkeys, the Vaccine was tested on humans with amazing success. The new vaccine would soon b e made available to the global market after further due process.
For the purpose of generating internal revenue to supplement government funds the University established the FUTMIN CONSULT, a consultancy outfit. The outfit has continued to make some positive impact to justify its establishment. In this regard, it has undertaken the following consultancy services among others: Gurara Inter Basin Water Transfer. NNDC/UNIDO Project. EEC/FGN Middle-Belt Project, Niger State Ecological Mapping for wheat growing, ADB/ONDO State Ecological Zone Mapping, Mando Fish Farm and TRANSCORP-HILTON Hotel Sewage Design, Environmental Impact assessment of Kagara Dam for the Upper Niger River Basin and Rural Development Authority (UNRBDA). FUTMIN CONSULT is also a consultant to INEC on its Computerization and Telecommunication Programme, and to UBE on its programmes in Niger and Kogi States. Other consultancy services recently carried out by the FUTMIN CONSULT include the Second National Fadama Development Project (Fadama II) in Niger State and the Niger State Agroclimatological zones and Land use mapping into crop zones.
In August 2003 the University Council formalized the Centre for Climate Change and Freshwater Resources (CCCFR) as one of three newly established Centres. The others are Centre for Human Settlements and Urban Development (CHSUD) and Centre for Remedial and Extra-mural Studies (CRES). The CCCFR in collaboration with environmentalists in the six Geopolitical Zones of Nigeria have just concluded a N105 million National Agro-Climatic Atlas Project to combat effects of climate change-induced natural disaster in Nigeria sponsored by the Ecological Fund Office of the Presidency. The second phase of the project is awaiting Federal Executive Council’s approval. Aart from this project, the Centre is now into collaborative climate change studies with University of Cape Town, South Africa, while its scientists continue as consulting experts with United Nations Agencies like UNFCCC, WMO, UNEP, UNDP, FAO, UNESCO etc. The Centre is also involved in the university’s Sustainable Livelihood initiative in the context of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2015) and is about to commence a new professional programme in Climate Change Disaster Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction as a prelude to a programme in Disaster Early Warning.
The Centre for Human Settlements and Urban Development (CHSUD) which was established by the University in collaboration with the UN-Habitat is to assist in settlements, Urban Governance and Urban Development. Since then, CHSUD has focused attention on building capacity at all levels of government, for effective Urban Environmental Management such as establishment of Environmental Management Information System, Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Public-Private Partnership for Urban Environment. With the support of the Collaborative Learning Course established by a partnership of UNDP and Yale University, U.S.A. CHSUD is currently carrying out consultancy service for UN-Habitat, in four Nigerian cities (Ibadan, Enugu, Kano and Karu) on the use of implementation instruments for sustainable cities programme. In its effort to contribute to the development of manpower for urban environmental management in Nigeria, CHSUD is in the process of designing post-graduate courses (M.Sc. and Ph.D) in City Planning and Urban Design, with the support of UN-Habitat.
The Centre for Remedial and Extra-Mural Studies (CRES) is responsible for coordination of all academic programmes not funded by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Remedial course is a one-year terminal programme specifically designed to equip candidates from catchment areas with emphasis on Niger State, who are deficient in some basic science subjects and are unable to meet UME admission requirements. Admission into this programme is also extended to other thirty-six states of the federation and FCT. On successful completion of Remedial programme, students secure admission into the various degree programmes run by the University. Approval has also been given to the Centre to commence Diploma and Certificate programmes.
More recently in August 2006, the Centre for Research and Development in Information Technology (CREDIT) was established. This latest Centre is not only to make Federal University of Technology, Minna, ICT compliant but also to launch the University into the global market of certified software development.
In the area of domestic and foreign linkages and collaboration, the Management of the University created the directorates to cater for this important function of networking. The Directorate for Collaboration, Affiliation and Linkages (DCAL).
The University has established a linkage programme with the University of Namibia and the University of Scienec and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. The Unversity has also signed a memorandum of understanding with The German Agency for Technical Coorperation (GTZ) and the National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP).Nigeria. It is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Association of African Universities. It has also honoured some Distinguished Gentlemen and Achievers namely: Alhaji (Dr) Shehu Idris, CFR, the Emir of Zazzau; Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Dasuki. CFR, the former Sultan of Sokoto, late Alhaji (Dr) Abdulrahman Mora and Dr. Sam Nujoma, the former President of the Republic of Namibia, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda (rtd), the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings (rtd), the former President of the Republic of Ghana, Prof. Jonathan Othman Ndagi,pioneer Vice Chancellor, of the University and Mr. Raphael O.A. Shonekan, the pioneer Principal, Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology, National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom. Others include, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the Executive Governor of Osun State, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki, the Waziri of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu the Sadauna Minna and Mr Alioune Badiane of the UN Habitat, Nairobi – Kenya.
In recognition of excellence in areas of Science and Technology, the University has been attracting high calibre and eminent scholars to its fold. In addition, most of its academic programmes have full accreditation and the rest interim accreditation by the recent exercises conducted by relevant professional bodies and the NUC. The only programme that was denied accreditation during the recent (November, 2005) NUC accreditation exercise was a new programme started in 2002 which is yet to mature for accreditation.