A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY
The 1980's marked a turning point in the history of university education in Nigeria.
There was an urgent need for skilled, innovative and technologically oriented manpower for the technology base of our national economy. Hence, in June 1980s a decision was taken by the President-in-Council to establish a University of Technology in each geo-political state of the country which did not have a university. The implementation of this Federal Government's decision started with the establishment of three new Universities of Technology in Bauchi, Benue and Imo States in October 1980.
The Federal University of Technology, Owerri was the first start. It started operating on November 28, 1980 in the premises of the old Government Technical College, Owerri with a compliment of ten staff borrowed from the Imo State read more...