The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Musbau Adewumi Akanji FAS, FNSBMB, has commended the University alumni for being a worthy ambassadors of the institution and for organising a successful Maiden Alumni Reunion programme.
The The Vice-Chancellor made this disclosure during the 2017 FUT, Minna Alumni Reunion dinner held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna, Niger State.
Prof. Akanji stated that the University is happy with the numerous commendations received from employers and government agencies on the performance of its alumni adding that the institution is very proud of their achievements in life.
The VC stated that alumni are the real owners of the University and urged them to show more interest in the activities of the institution. He also disclosed that the University is doing well among comity of universities in Nigeria based on the latest webo-metric and 4ICU rankings.
“I am pleased to inform you that FUT, Minna is now number 5 in 4ICU ranking and 45 in Africa out of over 4, 323 universities that were ranked by international organizations. We are also first in Nigeria among the specialised universities,” Prof. Akanji stated.
He informed the alumni that the University has reengineered its transcript delivery process from three months to one week and that graduates of the University now get their certificates on the day of convocation. He further advised the alumni to remember their alma mater by giving back to the University.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of FUT, Minna Alumni, Dr. Mohammed Jiya expressed appreciation to all members of the University alumni for the sacrifices made for the event to take place despite the short notice, adding that the event has boosted the awareness level of the existence of FUT, Minna alumni.
The Chairman noted that the maiden edition of the Alumni Reunion programme was geared at reconnecting with the institution’s graduates with the hope of building a robust alumni association that every graduate of the University would be proud of. He called for strong working relationship between the University Management and the Alumni.
Dr. Jiya disclosed that the body is committed to the development of the University while stating that the University would start feeling the impact of its alumni in no distant time. He commended the Local Organizing Committee for organising the event.
The event also witnessed the presentation of awards to all the past Vice-Chancellors and the present ViceChancellor of the University, Prof. Akanji who was bestowed with an award in recognition of his contributions to the development of the institution. Others awarded at the event were some alumni who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields of endeavour.
The 3-day event was rounded off with a tour of the Main Campus and a reunion picnic at the Students’ Recreation Centre, Main Campus on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The theme of the 2017 FUT, Minna Alumni Retreat was: Creating Wealth Outside the Box: Options for FUT, Minna Alumni.