FUTA Overview

NUC Accreditation Teams Visit FUTA

Between 23rd October, 2023 and 6th December, 2023, 18 accreditation teams from the National University Commission, NUC visited The Federal University of Technology Akure for the statutory annual review of courses and bench-marking of facilities and faculty members. The Departments under review include Microbiology, Statistics, Applied Geophysics, Biomedical Technology, Industrial Design, Quantity Survey, Applied Geology, Urban and Regional Planning, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Marine Science and Technology, Software Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Surveying and Geo-Informatics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Architecture and Estate Management. Resource verification of three Departments, Security and Investment Management Technology, Educational Technology, and Public Health Technology were conducted in view of their readiness for takeoff, making it (21) Department in all.


The NUC teams commended the university for emerging as the 3rd best University in Nigeria and also for providing adequate equipment and facilities that help to aid the learning process for students. They appreciated the Management for its hospitality and utmost attention to detail. The Vice Chancellor, Professor Adenike Oladiji in her response to the teams headed by erudite professors from different universities and representatives of the Executive Secretary of the NUC, Chris Maiyaki, described accreditation as a peer review mechanism indispensable in the drive to make the Nigerian University system globally relevant. Professor Oladiji stated that FUTA does not window dress and the institution is very open to learning and taking corrections. She said the education sector enjoys the highest level of mobility, ranging from external examiners, sabbaticals, Resource verification and off course NUC accreditations which allow them to move round and contribute to the growth of the system.


The Director Academic Planning, Professor Gbenga Onibi, whose Office coordinated the Accreditation Exercise said accreditation was not a witch hunting exercise but a peer review activity, where corrections and constructive criticism are entertained and used for the benefits of the system.