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FUL Strengthens Academic Excellence through Strategic Partnership with FUTMinna


The Management of the Federal University Lokoja (FUL) under the dynamic leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi, has embarked on a comprehensive strategy to strengthen the academic programs across its faculties. A crucial element of this strategy is cultivating strategic partnerships with reputable Institutions within and outside Nigeria that would foster innovation and growth.

To this end, Professor Akinwumi, within the week, led a team of management staff to Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMinna) in Niger State to initiate discussions and collaborative drive that would stimulate the advancement of FUL's engineering faculty, thereby accelerating the University's academic progress.

At FUTMinna, Professor Akinwumi was warmly received by Professor Faruk Adamu Kuta, the Vice-Chancellor, who graciously hosted his esteemed colleague and friend. Speaking during the meeting, Professor Akinwumi thanked his counterpart for the warm reception, highlighting the immense value of harnessing the expertise of one of Nigeria's premier faculties of engineering at FUTMinna. He emphasized the immense potential of this collaboration, noting its ability to bolster FUL's engineering programme and establish mutually beneficial relationships.

In a show of unwavering commitment, Professor Kuta pledged to support FUL in every area of need, promising to personally lead a team of experts to conduct an onsite assessment of the University. This resounding assurance given by FUTMinna VC reinforced his commitment and readiness to partner with other younger Institutions to engender academic growth and progress.

In her vote of thanks, the Registrar, Dr (Mrs) Rebecca Aimiohu Okojie, represented by the Deputy Registrar (Senate), Mr. Vincent Ifedayo Ojo, expressed appreciation to FUTMinna Management, emphasizing the significance of nurturing enduring partnerships in academia.

Accompanying Professor Akinwumi were other principal officers of the University and the Dean, Faculty of Engineering FUL, Professor Abejide Olugbenga Samuel, who equally echoed a commitment to collaborative efforts aimed at elevating the stature of the fledgling engineering programmes at FUL.

At the end of the meeting, group photographs capturing the essence of this strategic partnership were taken, signalling the dawn of a transformative journey towards academic excellence and innovation for both Federal University Lokoja and Federal University of Technology, Minna. 

Also, the two Institutions exchanged souvenirs as symbols of mutual appreciation, profound admiration, and friendship. Indeed, the historic moment ushers in a new era of collaboration, poised to shape the future of higher education in Nigeria and beyond. See more pictures here