The Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), has been given a grant of $6 million to execute a World Financial institution mission underneath the aegis of Africa Centre for Excellence, funded by the World Financial institution.
Vice Chancellor of the establishment, Professor Francis Ezeh, who disclosed this to newsmen shortly after an award introduced to him by the Nationwide Affiliation of the Nigeria College students (NANS) Zone B, because the best-performing Vice Chancellor of the zone 2018- 2019, mentioned that FUTO was rewarded with the mentioned sum after rating 10th among the many 132 universities that contested within the World Financial institution-organised analysis competitors.
He defined that the cash was renewable inside a interval of 4 years. One other lecturer from FUTO, Bony Oba, the VC mentioned, additionally gained a nationwide award, incomes the sum of N70 million as among the best researchers.
The VC, promised to make good use of the cash by organising a collection of coaching programmes for the establishment’s lecturers and college students.
Earlier, NANS Zone B Coordinator, Godson Okereke, maintained that the award was conferred on the FUTO VC for his infrastructural growth and tutorial excellence within the college.