FUTA is a technology school and has a vision to be a world class University of Technology and a centre of excellence in training, research and service delivery.
The school is known for merit which means if you prepare well you will be offer an admission.
The school has 7 academic schools namely:
1. School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology
Agricultural Extension & Communication Technology, Agricultural & Resource Economics , Animal Production & Health, Crop, Soil & Pest Management, Fisheries & Aquaculture Technology, Ecotourism & Wildlife Management, Forestry & Wood Technology and Food Science & Technology.
2. School of Engineering & Engineering Technology
Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering and Mining Engineering.
3. School of Earth & Mineral Sciences
Applied Geophysics, Applied Geology, Metereology, Marine Science & Technology and Remote Sensing & Geoscience Information Systems.
4. School of Environmental Technology
Architecture, Building Technology, Estate Management, Industrial Design, Quantity Surveying , Urban & Regional Planning, Surveying and Geoinformatics.
5. School of Management Technology
Project Management Technology, Transport Management Technology, Library Management Technology and Entrepreneurship Management Technology.
6. School of Sciences
Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, General Studies, Mathematical Sciences, Microbiology, Physics and Statistics.
Gaining admission into a tertiary institution is not an easy job; hard work is required in order to be offered admission into their desired course(s). So many students are only wishing some of these institutions without giving the required commitment and effort needs to gain admission into any of the schools. It has been long students have been wishing to study Biochemistry, Computer science, Electrical / Electronic engineering, Mechanical engineering, Geology, Civil engineering, Architecture etc., but their hope has been dashed because they failed to meet up with the requirements. There is a need for you to count the cost before you embark on any journey. If you desire to study any of the above courses it is important to be aware of the requirements and be ready to meet up with it.
Let me talk about some of the courses offered in Federal University of Technology Akure
Electrical /Electronic, Mechanical, Civil, Agricultural Engineering
UTME subject: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
O/level result: (Agricultural Engineering) FUTA requires five SSCE credit passes English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. To be eligible for admission, candidates must have a minimum of credit pass in the General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level), or West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or NECO or its equivalent at NOT more than two (2) sittings in five (5) subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics English Language and any other science subject.
O/level result:(Civil Engineering): FUTA requires five SSCE credit passes or its equivalent at NOT more than two (2) sittings in five (5) subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics English Language and any other science subject.
O/level result: (Electrical/Electronics): FUTA requires at least five credit passes in subjects which include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry at NOT more than two (2) sittings.
UTME subject: FUTA requires Chemistry, Biology/Agricultural Science and Mathematics/Physics.
O/level result: FUTA requires five ‘O’ Level credit passes at a maximum of two sittings, which must include: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Agricultural science.
Direct entry: FUTA accepts ND at Upper Credit level in Relevant disciplines in addition to the ‘O’ level requirements.
UTME subject: FUTA require Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.
O/level result: FUTA requires Five ‘O’ level credits in NOT more than TWO sittings including English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry plus one other Science subject.
Direct entry: FUTA accepts:
(a) Two ‘A’ Level passes in Science subjects including Mathematics and Physics
(b) National Diploma in Computer Science with at least an Upper Credit.
(c) NCE in Computer Science/Maths, Computer Science/Physics, Maths/Physics with at least Credit Pass in both.
UTME subject: FUTA – requires Mathematics, Physics and one of Chemistry, Geography and Technical Drawing.
O/level: FUTA requires five credit passes at the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or NECO or GCE O/L or its equivalent at NOT more than two sittings in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Physics; and two credits from Technical Drawing, Chemistry, Geography, Fine Arts and Economics. Candidates must have at least a pass in Chemistry.
Direct entry: FUTA accepts (ND) in Architecture or related disciplines with Upper Credit level pass, from NBTE accredited institutions may be considered for admission for Direct Entry provided they meet the minimum entry requirements.
It is good that your WASSCE results must be relatively okay: you must have at least Mathematics (B), English (B), Chemistry (B), Biology (B), Physics (B) and any other subject for your chances to be relatively high. This means that you must sit tight and prepare very well for your WASSCE. Your preparation must start now.
You need to score relatively high in UTME. I will advise students to aim at scoring above 250 for you to have good standing.
An upper credit or distinction is required for direct entry for OND/HND. I will advise students in this category to target distinction for them to stand a better chance.
Lastly, since institutions have now been given go ahead to conduct post-UTME and it is always CBT, you should prepare well for your chances to be bright.
The suggestion below is ENTIRELY THE OPINION of the writer. I am just trying to discuss what you need to do to give you some level of advantage or hedge over other students to secure admission in any of the institutions.
You can also visit the website of FUTA for more information or go to the school.