Governor Tambuwal, Nsima Udo Ekere, Sir Tony Ezenna for FUTO honorary degrees

www.odogwublog.com reports that Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State; Chief Nsima Udo Ekere, Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC); and two others are set to receive honorary Doctorate Degrees from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) this Saturday.

The others are Sir Tony Ezenna, Chairman of Orange Drugs Limited; and Engr Andrew Ogaga Ejayeriese, the General Manager, Exploration, Esso Exploration Production Limited.

The disclosure was made by the Vice Chancellor of FUTO, Professor Francis Eze during his pre-convocation press briefing at the school premises yesterday.

He said the four persons have distinguished themselves in their human endeavor, and contributed to philanthropy, humanity, and education in Nigeria.

He stated that all is set for the award of first degrees to 2,325 persons; while 438 persons will be awarded postgraduate degrees and diplomas out of which 36 are first class.

Professor Eze explained that FUTO has evolved as the acknowledged national leader in manpower development in Engineering, science and Technology, saying their graduands constitute the primary supply  of skilled manpower to industries.

The Vice Chancellor bemoaned the activities of unscrupulous persons who destroyed their completed fence "measuring about 1.5kilometers on the Umuanunu-Obinze axis valued at N60million", saying it will place a huge burden on the lean finances of the institution.

Professor Eze stated that the citadel of learning has full accreditation of her 45 programmes except for two currently on interim accreditation status.

He announced that FUTO came first in the Open Education Resources ranking of Nigerian universities organized by the National Universities Commission (NUC), adding that the school is preparing new programmes for NUC resources verification.

According to him, soon, the Department of Forensic Science and Cyber security will commence, while measures are being developed for a new school of Computing Information and Communication Technology.

Other activities scheduled include a convocation lecture on Friday, April 6th to be delivered by Professor Chudi Uwazurike on the topic " Is another Nigeria possible: Technological trends, domestic distempers and the big picture dilemmas for the giant of Africa", by 12noon at the school premises.

The convocation award ceremony holds on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at the institution's convocation arena by 10am.

Governor Tambuwal, Nsima Udo Ekere, Sir Tony Ezenna for FUTO honorary degrees Governor Tambuwal, Nsima Udo Ekere, Sir Tony Ezenna for FUTO honorary degrees Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Thursday, April 05, 2018 Rating: 5

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