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The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the 3rd Annual  Conference of the School of Sciences, Federal University of  Technology, Akure cordially invite you to its 3rd annual conference  holding between Tuesday 30th June and Friday, 3rd July 2015.  

About Ondo State and Akure  Ondo State, the Sunshine State of Nigeria with capital inAkure, was created in 1976 from the old Western State. The state has a  population of over 2.5 million people and is blessed with abundant  human and natural resources. The people are well educated, friendly and hospitable with rich cultural heritage. The state is rich in oil, gas  and has the largest deposit of bitumen in Africa. It is also the second leading cocoa producing state i~ Nigeria.  
Akure, the capital city of Ondo State is an agrarian community with a population of over 500,000. The city houses the Federal University of Technology (PUT A), Federal College of Agriculture, School of  Nursing and Midwifery and many others. Affordable and decent hotel accommodations, supermarkets and tourist attractions are available  in the city and outside the city. Tourist centres include the Dejis  palace and Idanre hills. The temperature of Akure is projected to be  between 26 and 32°C in July.  

About the Federal University ofTechnology,Akure (FUTA)  FUTA came into legal existence in September, 1981 but academic  activities did not begin formally until November. 1982 with an  enrolment of 149 students in three foundation Schools, namely the  School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT) , the School  of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS) now School of Sciences (SOS) and the School of Earth and Mineral Sciences (SEMS). Over the  years, more Schools have been established bringing the number of  Schools in the University to seven (7). The additional Schools are the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET), the  School of Environmental Technology (SET), the School of  Management Technology (SMAT) and the School of Postgraduate  Studies (SPGS). Today, FUTA boasts of an enrolment of over 13,000 students. FUTA also houses a Business Development Company  (FUTA BDC), a Computer Resource Centre (eRC), a Centre for  Continuing Education (CCE), a Centre for Research and  Development (CERAD), a Centre for Space Research and  Applications (CESRA), a Centre for Entrepreneurship and Gender  Issues in Science and Technology (CEGIST) and runs a Pre-Degree programme in Science (PDS) and a University Diploma programme  in Science (UDS).  


FUTA was adjudged the best University of Technology in Nigeria by  the National University Commission (NUC) in 2004; produced the  Nigerian best Researcher of the Year in 2007; emerged the fifth best University in Nigeria in 2009; and was ranked among the best 50  Universities in Africa in 2011. In 2010, FUTA became the Centre of  Excellence in Food Security - a feat that attracted a grant of $700  million from the World Bank. Of particular importance to the  Universitys academic growth are two programmes that distinguish  FUTA from other Universities. These are Mining Engineering and  Meteorology. FUTA is the only University in Nigeria that offers Mining Engineering and the only University in West Africa that offers  Meteorology. Many hotels and guest houses are located very close to the University.  
Ladies and gentlemen, you are welcome and we hope you will have a wonderful time.  



The theme of this conference is Academia-Industry Partnership: Key to Technological Development in Nigeria.  There are six sub-themes which have been stated earlier.  
Participants and delegates are expected to arrive at the conference  venue and commence registration from 12 noon on Tuesday 30th  June, 2015. Opening ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday 1 st July at 9.00am, followed by Plenary session at 10.30pm and exhibition.  Technical sessions will hold on Thursday 2nd July at 9.00am at  different venues to be announced. Excursion to FUTA Wildlife Park  on 2nd July. Friday 3rd July is slated for departure.  



Abstracts of original scientific research or excellent review articles (of not more than 200 words, type written using MS word, double spaced, 12pt font size in Times New Roman, on one side of A4 paper with  2.5cm. margins on all sides) should be sent to the following not later  than 30th May, 2015-  sosfuta20 [email protected]  
The title of the manuscripts should be in upper case, centre aligned  and followed by the narne(s) of the authors (Corresponding author or presenter at the conference should be asterisked) and their postal  addresses and e-mail.  The papers should encompass the general theme and sub-themes  focusing on recent trends in research and development in various  fields of science.  *Good quality papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will  be published in a special edition of the schools journal. Therefore,  participants should come along with an electronic copy ofthe full paper and three hard copies



Full Registration  ---  N10,000.00

Corporate    ----  N20,000.00

Student ----- N5,000.00  



Exhibition  20,000.00 


ADVERTISEMENT FEES (In book of abstracts) 

Inside cover page  40,000.00 

Back cover  50,000.00 

Half page  25,000.00 

Quarter page  15,000.00



Agriculture/Chemical companies, manufacturers, research institutes,  State Agricultural Development project Non-Governmental  Organisations, Local Government Councils, tertiary institutions,  booksellers and other related organisations are invited to take  advantage of the conference to exhibit their products at the stated  fees.  

ACCOMMODATION  The following are some hotels/guest houses and around FUTA and  their tarrifs:  


Excursion to FUTA Wildlife Park.  

For farther enquires,

you can contact any of the following:  
Prof. (Mrs.) I. A Fuwape (Dean, School of Sciences) Tel 08138663405 

Prof. G. Oboh (Chairman, LOC)  Tel 07031388644