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The School of Natural and Applied Sciences is one of the four specialized schools in the University, offering courses leading to the award of B. Tech. specific objectives, these objectives includes:
(a) The production of technologists in different areas of applied science who would be able to create job opportunities for themselves and others.
(b) The initiation of applied research and offering of consultancy services to the public and private sectors through multi- faceted computer and other facilities.
(c) The production of science and technology teachers to teach the technology of production of science equipment at the Sub-Degree and Post–Degree Diploma Levels.
The School of Science and Science Education consists of nine (8) departments eight of which offer B. Tech. degrees in the following subject areas and applied options (where available ) for a minimum of three years depending on the point or mode of entry.

Departments

Biology Department
Microbiology Department
Biochemistry Department
Chemistry Department

Profile of Professor Atsumbe, Bernard Numgwo

image1Atsumbe, Bernard Numgwo is a Professor of Vocational and Technology Education and the Dean, School of Science and Technology Education, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. Some of his prior work experience includes; Deputy Dean, School of Science and Technology Education, Sub Dean School of Science and Science Education, member, Senate representative on the board of University intellectual property. Chairman, University Christian community, Chairman, University staff school standard monitoring committee, member of the board of University postgraduate school, member board of University staff school and examination malpractice committee.  Departmental postgraduate co-ordinator, Head of unit, Metalwork Technology, Industrial and Technology Education Department among others. Professor Atsumbe is a registered member of International Vocational Education Training Association [IVETA], Nigerian Association of Teachers of Technology [NATT], Association for Promoting Quality Education in Nigeria [APQEN] and National Association for Curriculum Theories [NACT].

Professor Atsumbe is interested in the following research areas; Curriculum development and evaluation, design of teaching methods in technology education, research method and data processing, vocational guidance and career education, mechanical technology (machine shop practice), foundry technology, occupational safety and environment. He was the overall best graduating student during his first-degree programme in Ahmadu Bello University [ABU] Zaria. Overall best graduating doctoral student in the Department of Vocational Technical Education and in the faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka [UNN] in 2002. He has taught courses such as; advance machining, foundry process, engineering drawing, theories of vocational and career development, industrial organization and human resources management, foundation of vocational and technical education, facility planning in vocational and technical education, course construction in vocational and technical education. He has successfully supervised and graduated 3 PhD students and over 15 M.Tech students. He has assessed 7 academics to the rank of Professor and over 10 to the rank of Associate Professor from different Universities.

Prof Atsumbe has presented several technology education base papers within the country and in countries like Germany, Cyprus, South Africa and Swaziland. He is a regular paper presenter and Chairperson, syndicate group at the annual international conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, organised by Institute for Science and Technology Education, University of South Africa [UNISA]. He has authored two textbooks, co- authored one and with several chapters in books. He has over fifty publications in both international and national refereed journals. He is a member of editorial board of over 10 different journals with high impact factor and a reviewer for over 15 journals across the globe. An external examiner for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in several Universities.

Professor Atsumbe is actively involved in various community services such as; Chairperson and member, National University Commission [NUC] accreditation panel, Chairman and member National Commission for Colleges of Education [NCCE] accreditation team, Consultant to Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council on curriculum revision and critique, external examination monitor for National Examination Council [NECO], resource person for African Development Bank [ADB] project on curriculum review for technical and vocational education, Chairman, National Board for Technical Education [NBTE] accreditation team and examination watch group for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board [JAMB] among others.

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Programs & Events

The School of Natural and Applied Sciences is one of the four specialized schools in the University, offering courses leading to the award of B. Tech. specific objectives, these objectives includes:
(a) The production of technologists in different areas of applied science who would be able to create job opportunities for themselves and others.
(b) The initiation of applied research and offering of consultancy services to the public and private sectors through multi- faceted computer and other facilities.
(c) The production of science and technology teachers to teach the technology of production of science equipment at the Sub-Degree and Post–Degree Diploma Levels.
The School of Science and Science Education consists of nine (8) departments eight of which offer B. Tech. degrees in the following subject areas and applied options (where available ) for a minimum of three years depending on the point or mode of entry.

Departments

Biology Department
Microbiology Department
Biochemistry Department
Chemistry Department

REGISTRATION AND MATRICULATION

REGISTRATION AND MATRICULATION

ADMISSION OF STUDENTS
Admission of students into the University shall be during the first semester only and shall be the responsibility of the University Central Admission Committee in collaboration with the Academic Division of the Registrar’s office and in consultation with the respective Deans. However, when to stop formal admission of student into the University shall be the decision of the Senate and respective Deans, but due consideration shall be given to the Academic Code of conduct.

ACADEMIC REGISTRATION
There shall be one registration during the first semester. Academic registration shall cease a day before the matriculation exercise. Students must register at the beginning of the first two weeks of the first semester. A late registration fee will be charged after the normal two weeks for another period of two weeks. Those that were not registered to would not be allowed for the semester examination. Students are required to register with the department and the Dean’s Office for all courses to be taken in each Semester. Students may add/drop course(s) as maybe required.
All fresh and returning students must first complete the Central Registration Exercise before registering for individual course. Returning students with course deficiencies must first register the deficient courses before proceeding to register other courses for the new session.
At the departments, all fresh students must produce original copies of their certified documentary evidence of their qualifications and must submit photocopies of all their credentials during registration for record keeping. Students should register with names by which they are admitted. The University does not approve change of names except with a written approval from the Registrar. Any student, who is away (absent) from the university for two (2) consecutive session would be deemed to have voluntarily withdrawn from the University.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Fresh and returning students commence their initial registration for the session on-line by logging onto the University Website http//www.futminna.edu.ng.
In addition, each fresh student is required to bring along with the original documents, two photocopies of the following documents for further registration at the academic division of the Registrar’s office:

1. Letter of Admission into the University, issued by UTME and/or Federal University of technology
2. Academic credentials (certificates)
3. Birth certificates or statutory declaration of age
4. Eight copies of passport photographs
5. Evidence of payment of prescribed charges
6. Certificate of indigeneship from candidate’s Local Government Council
7. Letter of Attestation on character from candidate’s parent/guardian.
REGISTRATION AT OTHER UNITS Each fresh student is required to register on presentation of provisional statement of eligibility form and evidence of payment of fees at the following places:
1.Department & Units 2.University Health Center 3.University library 4.Student Affairs Division

MATRICULATION All fresh students will be required to take part in the matriculation ceremony, which is the official acceptance of new students to the University. On matriculation day each fresh student is required to take an oath and sign a declaration of his/her formal admission to the University affirming that he/she will observe the statutes and Rules of the University as follows:

“I …………………..solemnly undertake and swear to observe and respect the provision of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Law, Statutes, and Regulations lawfully made there under, which are now in force and which shall from time to time be brought into force. I sincerely vouch and swear that I shall refrain and abstain from forming, Joining or being a member or encourage membership of any secret societies within or outside the campus. I further pledge and declare that I will pursue my educational career diligently, and to hold myself in honor at all times to promote the ideals and good name of the University. So help me God”.
Matriculation of fresh students takes place during the first semester of the academic session. Unless circumstances prevent it. The date for matriculation shall be the fourth Thursday of the semester. Only students that meet all the University requirements for admission and are duly registered in the University shall be matriculated.
Academic gowns can be hired and are issued after payment of the stipulated fees. The gowns must be returned within 24 hours after the matriculation ceremony. Failure to return the hired gown will attract a fine.

MATRICULATION NUMBERS
Each student is assigned a matriculation number upon registration. No official students paper or document may be regarded as complete or valid unless carries the correct matriculation number. For this reason, students strongly advised to know and to be always definite about their matriculation numbers and to use the number at all official transactions. A student is expected to retain his/her matriculation number even if he/she changes School or department. In this case, only the department’s code will change. Any student who therefore attempts to obtain a second matriculation number shall be disciplined.

SUBMISSION OF STUDENT PERSONAL RECORD FILE
All the matriculated students are expected to submit their student personal record file to the Academic Office not later than 3 weeks from the date of matriculation. Any student who fails to submit his/her file within the stipulated period should consider his/her registration cancelled.

ORIENTATION
At the beginning of each academic session, an orientation programme is normally arranged for fresh students by the Students Affairs Division in collaboration with some other related department/Units. During the Orientation Programme, a lot of activities are arranged to familiarize the students with new environment and the University system. The students also get to know the Principal Offices and Deans of the various Schools of the University. Fresh Students are strongly advised to participate fully in all the activities such as series of lectures to be delivered by various Heads of Units. In addition sporting competition is arranged between fresh and old students of the institution to round-up the programme.

STUDENTS’IDENTITY CARDS
The Security Division is responsible for the issuance of students’ identity (ID) cards. Each students upon registration in the university is issued with an official student ID card valid for one session only, or as may be indicated on the card. Students may be required at any time to identify themselves upon request by authorized university officials acting in the performance of their duties. Some university facilities are open only to students who are able to show valid identity card. Students are required to take very good care of their ID cards, carry them always and be ready to produce them any time on demand. For a student to be issued a new identity card at the beginning of a new session, he/she must surrender the old one. Even upon graduation, the ID cards are useful items as they are required for collection of certificates. Students must submit their ID cards to the examination and record officers upon their graduation or withdraw from the university. Failure to do so shall be regarded as a breach of discipline.

REPLACEMENT OF LOST ID CARDS
A lost ID card will be replaced only upon production of a police report /court affidavit, a letter of introduction from the student’s academic department and payment of a fees as replacement charge.

ACADEMIC SESSION
Federal University of Technology, Minna operates a semester system. Accordingly, there are two separate semesters of 17weeks each in one calendar year. Those two semesters together constitute an academic session (appendix I).

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
The School of Science and Technology Education was carved out from School of Natural and Applied Sciences on the 6th of November, 2014. The School houses six Departments namely; Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics. The Departments except Statistics offer BTech, Mtech and PhD degrees in various disciplines.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE SCHOOL

The Philosophy of the School of Science and Technology Education is based on the general philosophy of the University as contained in the University’s Academic brief and the Philosophy of Education embedded in the National Policy on Education (4th Edition). The School of Science and Technology Education focuses on the education of teachers and is committed to producing high quality and professionally competent graduate teachers trained with adequate skills, new orientation, technology and knowledge to meet global best practices in education. 

 

 VISION

The School of Science and Technology Education shall strive to be known (recognized) for excellence in teacher education that harnesses the capabilities and capacities of student teachers through new orientation on pedagogy, service, productivity and self-reliance (entrepreneurship) for effective utilization in School setting and the larger society.  

MISSION

The School of Science and Technology Education as a specialized School shall provide an enabling environment for quality training, skills and innovative information technology development in a variety of relevant education activities for self, state and national development.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES

Both academic and administrative activities of the Departments in the school are well coordinated. These includes student’s results, students’s cases, transfer, staff promotion, seminar /conferences and discipline of both student and staff institutional board meeting.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT
The school has a staff strength of 163 on permanent and pensionable appointment, some are on sabbatical and some on visiting appointment. Currently, some staff are on study fellowship for various higher degree programmes within and outside the country.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
A good number of academic staff has delivered public lecturers to the community on various areas of interest. Read More

VISION
The School of Science and Technology Education shall strive to be known (recognized) for excellence in teacher education that harnesses the capabilities and capacities of student teachers through new orientation on pedagogy, service, productivity and self-reliance (entrepreneurship) for effective utilization in School setting and the larger society.
MISSION
The School of Science and Technology Education as a specialized School shall provide an enabling environment for quality training, skills and innovative information technology development in a variety of relevant education activities for self, state and national development.

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