The Federal University of Technology Owerri

(FUTO), on 17th February 2023, matriculated 3,800

new students of the institution for the 2021/2022

Academic Session.

The ceremony, which was preceded by a meeting of

the Parents Management Forum (PMF), witnesseda

large turnout of parents, guardians and friends of the


In her Address, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mrs. Nnenna

N.Oti congratulated the freshers on their admission

into the premier University of Technology in Nigeria,

and enjoined them to take their studies seriously,

and desist from any act that would jeopardize their

academic pursuit.


She disclosed that a total of 5,052 candidates were

offered provisional admission, but only 3,800 who

had duly registered and fulfilled their financial

obligations were being matriculated and officially

inducted as members of Class of 2021/2022 of the


She used the medium to highlight achievements recorded by the University under her watch, including the upgrading of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri by the Federal Government as a Teaching Hospital for the new FUTO College of Medicine, attraction of several Research Grants

worth millions of naira from Bill and Melinda Gates

Foundation, and Tertiary Education Trust Fund

(TETFund); connection of the University to the National grid, among others.


Prof. Oti thanked the lImo State Government, FUTO

Alumni, the PMF, friends of the University, and other

stakeholders who have been of immense support to

the University. She solicited continued assistance

from well-spirited individuals and corporate

organizations on the University’s critical areas of


Earlier during the PMF meeting, the Chairman of the

Forum, Chief Chidi Nkwopara said the body had

remained a committed partner in progress with the


He commended the VC for her achievements so far,

and thanked her for granting financial autonomy to

the Forum and ensuring prompt release of the funds

meant for the body.


Chief Nkwopara highlighted key projects recently

accomplished by the PMF including the donation of

an ambulance, security patrol vans, renovation of the Convocation arena, among others.

He called on members of the public and concerned

parents to support the University’s perimeter

fencing project to enhance security on campus.

The Chairman further urged parents and guardians

to visit their children/wards on campus from time to

time, saying phone calls were good but not enough.

The highpoint of the Matriculation ceremony was

the Taking of Oath of Allegiance by the matriculants

from the ten Schools of the University, and the

College of Medicine, as was administered by the

Registrar, Mr. Chiedozie Uba.

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