The Federal Republic of Nigeria (FUTO) was established in November, 1980. Over the years, the University has grown into a centre of learning encompassing many disciplines including Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Management Technology, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Sciences (Natural and Applied) as well as Health Technology. There are now well over 20,000 students enrolled in various academic disciplines at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.
The mission of the the FUTO is to be a model citadel of learning and scholarship with emphasis on imparting not only theoretical knowledge, but more importantly practical aspects that can provide solutions and service to humanity through teaching, research, and extension services.
The primary objectives of the Postgraduate school in this university are:
to develop and offer academic and professional programs that stress professional training and are intended primarily for those who wish to pursue advanced study
to identify indigenous technologies and to upgrade and modernize them
to act as agents and catalysts for the effective and economic utilization, exploitation and conservation of our natural, economic and human resources