Federal University of Technology, Lafia

The Federal University of Lafia is a recently established university situated in Lafia,[1] the capital of Nasarawa State in 2010 by the Goodluck Jonathan administration [2] as one of the nine new federal universities established in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.[3]

Federal University of Lafia
MottoIntegrity, Innovation and Excellence
TypePublic
Established2010
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Muhammad Sunusi Liman
Location,
8°30′22″N 8°31′22″E / 8.5060°N 8.5227°E / 8.5060; 8.5227Coordinates: 8°30′22″N 8°31′22″E / 8.5060°N 8.5227°E / 8.5060; 8.5227
CampusPermanent Site, Temporary Site
ColorsYellow and Gold
Nicknamefulafia
AffiliationsNUC
Websitehttp://www.fulafia.edu.ng/ logo =

The University commenced academic activities by September 2012 with new students that made up the first set of students to be trained by the University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ekanem Ikpi Braide.[4] Federal University, Lafia currently has a second Vice Chancellor Prof. Muhammad Sunusi Liman and a Deputy Vice Chancellor by name Prof. Ogbe who were appointed by the present President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR. The appointment was done on the 13th of February 2016, after the expiration of the tenure of Prof. Ekanem Ikpi Braide.

SiteEdit

The University was formally planned to be sited along Jos road in Lafia metropolis and it was meant to begin operation using the facilities of College of Agriculture in Lafia,[5] but the university has now been taken to Obi road outside lafia metropolis. The online website for the university is www.fulafia.edu.ng and has its intranet for its own use.

Faculties and departmentsEdit

Presently, she has three faculties and thirteen departments. This includes the following:

S/No. Faculty Department
1. Arts
  • English
  • History
  • Creative and Visual Arts
  • Theatre and Media Arts (TMA)
2. Science
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Microbiology
  • Zoology
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics
3. Social Sciences
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Binary robot would keep pouring you the money needed - Leadership in Nigeria". 11 February 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  2. ^ http://nigeriauniversitiesupdates.com/?p=687,
  3. ^ "Nigerian Government Finalizes Creation of Nine New Universities - Inwent IIJ Lab". inwent-iij-lab.org. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  4. ^ "peoplesdaily-online.com". www.peoplesdaily-online.com. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  5. ^ http://www.dailytrust.dailytrust.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7133:minister-lafia-college-good-as-new-varsity-site&catid=9:property&Itemid=10[permanent dead link]