Ranked among the top 10 universities in Nigeria, FUTA has been called a role model for others, in terms of research, by President Goodluck Jonathan.
President Goodluck Jonathan has called the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) a role model for other Nigerian universities.
Speaking at the institution's combined 25th and 26th convocation, the President said Nigerian universities should conduct relevant research with the aim of solving the nation's technological, economic, social, educational and health needs.
"Universities play critical roles in the attainment of societal growth and national transformation," he said.
He said this role has been played by FUTA, which makes it an example others should follow.
"I wish to state unequivocally that the expectation of government and the Nigerian public is for FUTA to continue to be a model for other universities.
"I have noted with keen interest the massive investment in facility, infrastructure upgrade, and a tremendous improvement on teaching and learning environment."
President Jonathan was represented at the event by Professor Peter Onwualu of the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The President lauded the university's leadership, noting its recent ranking among the top 10 universities in Nigeria.