ABOUT FEDERAL UNIVERSITY WUKARI
As a way of addressing the critical problem of qualitative access to tertiary education, the Federal Ministry of Education decided to implement the extant government policy of equitable educational development of Nigeria, by establishing federal tertiary institutions in every State of the Federation, where they do not currently exist. To this end, a memorandum was presented by the Minister of State, Education to the Federal Executive Council, at its 39th Meeting held on Wednesday, 10th November, 2010, requesting for the establishment of 44 additional tertiary institutions nationwide, to address the twin challenges of access and equitable educational development of States in the Federation.
Council, in its wisdom, however, approved the establishment of twelve new universities on the basis of equity and access. Nine universities were approved for take-off under Phase I of this initiative. Sequel to the above approval, a twelve-member Committee, under the chairmanship of Prof. Julius A. Okojie, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, was inaugurated by the Honourable Minister of State, Education, Olorogun Kenneth O. Gbagi on Thursday, 11th November, 2010, to among other assignments, develop the modalities for the location and take-off of these universities.
The report of the Technical Committee was presented to the Honourable Minister on Monday, 15th November, 2010, in compliance with the ministerial deadline for the submission of the report. For the effective take-off of the nine universities drawn from all the geo-political zones, the Honourable Minister of Education accompanied by the Director (Tertiary Education) Federal Ministry of Education and the Executive Secretaries of NUC and ETF, visited the identified States. With the support of the State Governments, permanent as well as take-off sites were identified. These were subsequently approved by the Federal Executive Council. Council also approved the sum of N1.5 billion for each University to be sourced from the Education Trust Fund (ETF). The Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, was one of the nine universities approved for take-off under Phase I of that initiative.
Mr. President, His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,GCFR, in his capacity as Visitor to the nine newly established federal universities, appointed Vice-Chancellors and Registrars for the universities on February 7, 2011. The nominees were inducted into office by the Honourable Minister of Education, in the conference room of the Federal Ministry of Education Headquarters, Abuja, on Wednesday, 9 February 2011.
Pursuant to the vision and mission of the Federal University, Wukari (FUW) (henceforth referred to as the university), and the objectives of the Federal Government in establishing the university, the major activities of the university shall be teaching, research and community service. The academic programmes to be offered by the university are thus central to the attainment of its vision, mission and objectives as well as the vision of its Proprietor, namely, the Federal Government.
Faculties and Programmes
At the full development of its academic structure, 25 years after its establishment, the FUW shall have a College of Health Sciences, School of Postgraduate Studies, 11 faculties, 73 departments and 286 academic programmes (at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels). The growth and development of the faculties, departments and programmes of the universityare planned to ensure that a good balance is attained from stage to stage. The faculties, college and school that shall be established are:
Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Faculty of Engineering and Technology
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Management Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
College of Health Sciences
Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Medcine
School of Postgraduate Studies
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