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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

Office of the Dean

Academic and Research of the Dean
Prof. R. J. Kolo is currently the Dean of School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, (SAAT), Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria, since April 2015. He is a member of the academic staff of Department of Water Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology of the same institution. He has been Head of Department for 3 consecutive terms of 2 years each. Industrial Liason Officer (ILO) for Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (S.I.W.E.S) for the University, Freshwater Coordinator and Deputy Director, Centre for Climate Change and Freshwater Resources (CCCFR) were other positions of responsibility he has occupied previously. By his academic qualification he is a member of the University senate. He has supervised and graduated several PhD and MTech students and still supervising and co-supervising quite a number of postgraduate and several undergraduate students, all in the area of Hydrobiology, Fisheries, Aquatic toxicology and Public health. His current research focuses on water quality as its affects fish and public health, Use of algae in production of biofuel and pharmaceutical products. Use of biofloc in fish culture and its effect on water quality. He teaches limnological, ecological toxicological courses and coordinate water quality and toxicological practicals. Prof. R. J. Kolo is a consultant to Federal Ministry of Environment on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of proposed projects. He anchors the aspect of ecological impacts of proposed projects. He has been external examiner for postgraduate students in a number of universities and also Assessor of many academic staff members seeking promotion to professorial chair. He has participated and still participating in national and university coordinated research projects such as National Agricultural Research Project (NARP), United Nations Development Projects (UNDP). He is a member of Nigeria National Committee on UNESCO International Hydrological Projects (NNC-UNESCO-IHP) and also member of Board of Trustee Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State, Nigeria. Prof. R. J. Kolo has published over 50 Journal articles in referred journals, 5 book chapters and attended several International and National conferences and workshops.

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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

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 AGRICULTURE AND AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY
The School houses six Departments namely; Agricultural Economics and Extension Technology, Animal Production, Crop Production, Food Science and Technology, Soil Science and Land management and Water Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries Technology. The school offer BTech, MTech and PhD degrees in various disciplines.

VISION
To provide a world class environment for high quality academic and technological training in all areas of Agriculture suitable for the developments of high caliber manpower and to generate sustainable improvement in all areas of Agriculture, through teaching, research and extension to local and international communities.

MISSION
To provide graduates that are adequately equipped with comprehensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for engaging in efficient Agricultural production for self-employment and conducting of cutting edge problems solving research in aspect of Agriculture.

 VISION
To provide a world class environment for high quality academic and technological training in all areas of Agriculture suitable for the developments of high caliber manpower and to generate sustainable improvement in all areas of Agriculture, through teaching, research and extension to local and international communities.

MISSION
To provide graduates that are adequately equipped with comprehensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for engaging in efficient Agricultural production for self-employment and conducting of cutting edge problems solving research in aspect of Agriculture.

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