Nigeria Institute of Mechanical Engineering and FUTA set to establish welding academy

By Moyosore Salami The Nigeria Institute of Mechanical Engineering, NIMechE is set to establish a standard Welding Academy in Ondo State in partnership with the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA).  The National Chaiperson, Engr. Mrs. Funmilade Akingbagbohun, said “the welding academy is part of efforts to equip graduates with practical skills needed to compete in the industry and contribute to the national development of the country.”  She noted that the situation that enables multinational firms to import welding experts for critical projects in a country where there are thousands…

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FUTA gets NUC’S nod to run new programmes in Mechatronics and Chemical Engineering

By Moyosore Salami Following a resource verification exercise conducted by teams of experts it sent to the Federal University of Technology, Akure recently, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved two new academic programmes for the institution to take effect from 2021/2022 session. The programmes are Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering.The statement from the Director of Academic Planning at the NUC, Dr. N. B. Saliu on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, conveyed the approval to the Vice Chancellor, Professor Joseph Fuwape…

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FUTA Alumnus Wins Africa’s Research Excellence Award

By Moyosore Salami An Alumnus of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, Dr Timothy Olawumi, has won the research excellence award of the BIM Africa Innovation Award 2021. He won the award out of 289 nominations received by the organisers . BIM Africa recognizes the talents and efforts of leading industry professionals and organizations in the construction sector, going above and beyond to deploy innovative solutions towards Africa’s Development. Olawumi graduated from FUTA with First Class Honours degree in Quantity Surveying. He won six academic distinctions during the 2012/2013…

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How Government Can Use Agribusiness to Lure Youth Away From ‘YAHOO YAHOO’ Says FUTA Don

By Moyosore Salami A Professor of Agribusiness and Marketing Management at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, Taiwo Mafimisebi has advised governments at all levels to use Agriculture and its vast business potentials to lure youth away from nefarious activities, frauds and the internet based scams popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ in local parlance  to self-manage multiple agribusinesses which require little or no capital while delivering the 137th inaugural lecture of the University titled: “Agribusiness Income and Conquest of Poverty: What Next?” at the University. According to him this…

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FUTA Student Wins International Forestry Award

By Moyosore Salami A Federal University of Technology Akure post graduate student of Forestry and Wood Technology, Olaoluwa Israel Adetula, has won the “Recipients of the 2021 Society of American Foresters Awards.” The 2021 recipients of the SAF Gregory Award include 10 students and early-career professionals from around the world who were selected from 115 applicants from 22 countries. The Gregory Award seeks to mark the achievements of Bob and Ann Gregory and further their interest in international relations by bringing outstanding students and early-career professionals from outside the US…

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FUTA clinches gold at national blockchain hackathon competition

Yetunde Ayobami Ojo/Guardian newspaper Team Audify from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has emerged winner of the 2019 Blockchain Hackathon competition among students of Nigerian Universities held at the auditorium of Nile University, Abuja. The participating teams proffered blockchain-based solution to a pressing societal problem. Team Audify comprised Alabi Taiwo and Adebayo Oluwatosin of the department of cybersecurity, Fabusuyi Ayodeji of Computer Science and Akinnusotu Temitayo of information technology department came up with a digital solution built on “Ethereum Blockchain to provide a secured, efficient, cheaper and faster…

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