First Technical University in Nigeria and West Africa

First Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan, has admitted the first set of students into its various accredited academic programmes. They were admitted mainly on merit.

A release made available to the public by the Media Office of the University explained that this crop of pioneering students met the premier Technical University’s advertised criteria for admission for the chosen courses. They successfully changed their first choices of institutions to Tech-U through the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) and obtained the admission form of the University available on its (University’s) website.

It is on record that Tech-U, an initiative of the present administration in Oyo State, is the first Technical University in Nigeria and West Africa. The University is taking off with two faculties – Faculty Technology and Engineering and Faculty of Natural Sciences.

The University has a total of 15 academic programmes fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) after a team of the body visited the University in July to assess its resource readiness for take-off. The accreditation and approval by NUC for take-off of academic activities coupled with the support of JAMB made it possible for the University to admit students for the 2017/2018 academic session.

Some of the NUC-accredited programmes include Mechatronics Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Physics with Electronics, Petroleum Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, and Statistics. Additionally, the statement from the Media Office stated that academic activities, which were first slated to begin this October, had been postponed to November. The management of the University made the decision in order to give room for more applicants, particularly students who initially opted for other institutions but have now initiated the process of changing of institution to Tech-U, to complete the process. It, therefore, enjoined other prospective applicants to take advantage of the extension in the period of the ongoing admission exercise.

The University is fully ready for academic activities with first-rate teaching and experienced non-teaching staff in place to begin the first academic session. Modern classrooms fitted with air-conditioners, an expansive 500-seater e-library, and fully furnished laboratories are already in place to make learning enjoyable. Similarly, a well-secured, fully functional, and student-friendly hostel is in place to give the new students memorable learning experiences.

A date for the University’s first, historic matriculation programme will be announced soon.The release equally noted that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ayobami Salami, expressed delight with the positive interests the public has thus far shown in the programmes, activities, and uniqueness of Tech-U. He assured the public that the University under his watch would remain unwaveringly steadfast in maintaining its vision to effectively combat the unrelenting scourge of youth unemployment in Nigeria and produce top-notch graduates whose learning would positively improve the human condition, not only in Nigeria, but also in Africa and the rest of the world.

Why Tech-U?

Tech-U is a top-rated university and a leading innovation, science and technology hub. Our students are exposed to an excellent of blend of theory and practical administered by some of the brightest experts in the various fields. With rich emphasis on entrepreneurial and technical skills, Tech-U holds a distinguished place in the tertiary education space in Nigeria and elsewhere. Our focus on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) discipline is informed by the need to provide our students with critical skills that are applicable to actual world problems. We are proud of our position as the first and only Technical University in Nigeria.

The vision of the First Technical University, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, is to be a world-class institution that is fully grounded in entrepreneurial practices, unique innovation, sustainability science, and international best practices.

Our mission is to cultivate a cadre of technical professionals, with requisite entrepreneurial skills, capable of creating jobs and employment. This will be done by imparting sound theoretical knowledge, and practical skills in various trades and disciplines to students, In this regard, our focus is to provide the training and learning environment that would produce exceptional graduates who are socially conscious and technically competent.

Tech-U is committed to offering degree programmes of international standard through collaboration with international institutions, among others, while appreciating the need for a phased development to reach the desired goal through such international partnerships.