This publication brings to the knowledge of the public the brief history of Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), FUTO Admission Eligibility Criteria, FUTO cut off Mark for the 2020/2021 academic session, FUTO 2020/2021 departmental cut off marks, etc. Candidates in search of answers to the above are certain to get valid answers to their questions, they are therefore advised to read through all the pages of the publication as it promises to be explicit enough


Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), was established in 1980 by  Executive fiat with the composition and appointment of the first provisional Council by Nigeria’s First Executive President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari. It is the oldest Federal University of Technology and the first of three such Universities set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria who sought to establish a University of Technology in each geo-political region and particularly in a State which did not have a conventional University.

The Federal University of Technology Owerri(FUTO) is a Federal Government University located in Owerri West, the capital of Imo State. The University is surrounded by the communities of Eziobodo, Umuchima, Ihiagwa and Obinze, in Imo State Nigeria. It is the only federal university of technology in the south-east of Nigeria, and one of the oldest in West Africa 

The University began with 225 students and 60 staff comprising of 28 academic and 32 non-academic staff but currently has about 22,000 students.

FUTO has a visionto re-engineer and re-position the Federal University of Technology to be a truly world class university through recreating, nurturing and developing uniquely promising students and exceptional staff in Science, Technology and enterprise to the benefit of the globalized world with a missionto operate practical and training geared towards transforming the nation’s economy from consumer-oriented to production-oriented, with a sound technological base.

Science and Technological development  aimed at training and equipping high level skilled and technology manpower for contributing significantly to the development of the society and promoting national economy and progress is the main thrust of the institution. 

According to the last accreditation and University ranking by the National Universities Commission (NUC), FUTO ranks 18 in the country. She has had the following professors as her Vice Chancellors from inception of the university to date;

  • Prof. U.D. Gomwalk (1980–1986)
  • Prof. Amah Nduka (1986–1991)
  • Prof.C. O.G. Oba (1992–1999)
  • Prof. Jude Njoku (2000–2005)
  • Late Prof. C.E.O Onwuliri (2006–2011)
  • Prof. Chigozie C. Asiabaka (2011–2016)
  • Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Eze (2016–present)


FUTO currently has eight colleges they are;

  • School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT)
  • School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET)
  • School of Physical Sciences (SOPS)
  • School of Biological Sciences (SOBS)
  • School of Management and Management Technology (SMAT)
  • School of Health (SOHT)
  • School of Environmental Sciences (SOES)
  • School of Basic Medical Sciences (SBMS)
  • School of Information and Communication Technology (SICT)


The cut off Mark for FUTO 2020/2021 academic session is out. The 2020/2021 Jamb approved cut off Mark also agreed upon by FUTO is 180. Students who chose FUTO as their first or second choice institution and scored 180 and above in their 2020 UTME are only the ones permitted to purchase the PUTME form for admission screening. Candidates must also make sure they go through the eligibility criteria stated below to be sure they qualify for admission 


The eligibility requirements here are necessary but not sufficient as the institution has the right to add or subtract from these, the requirements are ;

  • The candidate must score a minimum of 180 in JAMB and above 
  • The candidate must have 5 O’ level credit passes in their WAEC, NECO, GCE or NABTEB which must include Mathematics and English language alongside three other subjects relevant to their proposed course of study .
  • Combination of results in not more than two ( 2 ) sittings is allowed 
  • Candidates must be 16 years of age and above 
  • Candidates can apply with awaiting results. Awaiting results however won’t be accepted once admission is given .
  • FUTO must either be your first or second choice University, candidates whose first choice is FUTO stands a better chance of being admitted first.


Like will earlier cleared the air on the unavailability of information on the cut off Mark for FUTO’s 2020/2021 academic session and the promise to update the page as soon as the management of FUTO makes the information available, the cut off marks here are that of 2019/2020 , hopefully it’ll serve as a guide to what should be expected.

FUTO has always been competitive with large number of students applying for admission yearly. Due to this high number of students wishing to study in the Federal University of Technology Owerri, the admission processes has been structured to follow a pattern that considers JAMB score and O level grades.

However, in line with the JAMB approved cut off of 180, most departments In FUTO followed suit 

Below are the courses offered in FUTO as well as their cut off marks

Agric. Economics 180
Agric. Engineering 180
Agric. Extension 180
Animal Science Technology 180
Biology 180
Biochemistry 190
Biomedical Technology 180
Biotechnology 180
Building Technology 180
Chemical Engineering 200
Civil Engineering  210
Computer Science 210
Crop Science Technology 180
Dental Technology 180
Electrical Electronics Engineering 220
Environmental Technology 180
Fishery & Aquatic Technology 180180
Financial Management Technology 180
Food Science & Technology 180
Forestry & Wildlife Technology 180
Geology 180
Ind. Chemistry 180180
Ind. Microbiology 180
Ind. Physics180
Information Mgt. Technology 210
Landscape Architectural Tech.180
Maritime Mgt. Technology180
Material & Metallurgy Engineering 180
Mathematics 180
Mechanical Engineering 220
Optometry 200200
Petroleum Engineering 210
Polymer & Textile Engineering 180
Project Mgt. Technology 180
Prosthesis & Orth. Technology 180
Public Health Technology 180
Quantity Surveying Tech.180
Science Laboratory 180
Soil Science Technology 180
Statistics 180
Surveying & Geoinformatics 180
Transport Mgt. Technology 180
Urban & Regional Planning 180

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