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July 20, 2018

FUTO holds 35th Matriculation -Admits only 27 percent applicants

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Matriculation ceremony marks the formal admission of students into a university. It is an occasion during which matriculating students pledge their allegiance to the university authority to be obedient, law abiding and climaxes with the signing of matricula.


These were the words of the Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology Owerri, while admitting fresh students on the school 35th matriculation ceremony held Friday, May 26 2017 at the convocation arena FUTO.


The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Francis Eze KSJI revealed that out of the 19, 572 UTME applicants and 747 direct entry candidates that sought for admission in the university in the 2016/2017 academic year only 5,445 students (representing 26.65% of total applicants) are matriculating today.


FUTO is one of the specialized universities of technology established in 1980 with a definite mission to operate practical and result-oriented programmes and trainings geared towards transforming the nation’s economy from consumer-oriented to production oriented, with a sound technological base. Prof. Eze who was conducting his first matriculation exercise as Vice-Chancellor, spoke on the theme: “PRIORITIZING YOUR ACADEMIC PURSUIT.” He emphasized the huge task that lies ahead, the demands of their new calling and need to accord profound attention to academic pursuit. “Your journey into adulthood has begun, all the adolescent/childish character traits and behaviour must be dispensed with,” he warned.


Quoting Abraham Lincoln “The best way to predict your future is to create it”, Prof. Eze reminded the new students that they are now on the path of creating their future. “A prosperous future awaits those that apply the right principles and attitudes, while uncertainties surround those that jettison and sense of right judgment.


The University abhors all forms of offences such as membership of secret cults, hooliganism, stealing, prostitution, indecent dressing, drug addiction, armed robbery, kidnapping, violent/willful destruction of government property etc.


Prof. Eze then urged the students not to be misled by the deliberate misinformation about FUTO posted on social media by a group of misguided persons and their sponsors. He also advised the students to always strive to make their parents/guardians who have provided resources to fund their education proud, especially with the current precarious economic condition in Nigeria. You should wisely blend your academic pursuit with social activities and interactions as well as your spiritual growth always make out time for God and stand with him at all times.


The announced that, fee schedule shall now be published early during the long vacation to enable students pay fee online before returning to the university.


The high point of the ceremony was the taking of matriculation pledge/oat by the matriculating students.



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