2013/2014 AND 2014/2015 MASTERS PROGRAMME CONVOCATION
The convocation ceremony of the ARCSSTEE/FUTA Masters Programme took place on saturday, 18th March, 2017. The 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 sets joined other graduates at the Federal University of Technology, Akure auditorium during the 28th Convocation ceremony.
The ceremony hosted by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Adebiyi G. Daramola had in attendance the executive governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, and dignitaries from all over the country including former Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwumi Adesina and Prof. Reiner Hurn, who were both conferred with a honorary doctorate degree of Management Technology.
Also in attendance was the Executive Director of ARCSSTEE, Dr. G. I. Agbaje and the Head, Post Graduate Programmes, Dr. O. R. Oladosu.
The Chancellor of the University, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, congratulated the graduands and encouraged them to use the training received during their course of study for advancement, community service and the development of Nigeria at large. He further admonished them to live up to expectation having been found worthy in character and learning.
In his own remark, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the University, Dr Mohammed Shatta stated that the occassion was not only to showcase and give account but to also reflect on the achievements and challenges facing the institution. He further encouraged the graduands to see their certification as an opportunity to bring about a new order in the society through reforms in technology, politics, business, economy and education.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, welcomed dignitaries and guests to the occassion.
He welcomed in particular, the newly sworn Executive Governor of Ondo State, Arakurin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) and looked forward to more collaboration between FUTA and Ondo State.
He highlighted the many achievements of FUTA in recent times including the development of the first Nigerian University Satellite in collaboration with the National Space Research and Development Agency and Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. He further advised the graduands to be icons of peace, good conduct, security and socio-economic transformation at all times.
A total of 2,889 students were conferred with Diploma, Bachelor, Post Graduate Diploma, M.Tech and Ph.D degrees. Twenty seven (27) graduands of the ARCSSTEE/FUTA Masters programme were conferred with Masters in Space Science and Technology degree.