In a significant development in Nigeria’s educational landscape, five departments from the School of Earth and Mineral Sciences at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) have been conferred with full accreditation status. The endorsement by the Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) is effective from 1st January 2022 and will remain valid until December 2025.
|🏫 FUTA Department Accreditations||Five departments in School of Earth and Mineral Sciences granted accreditation.|
|🗓️ Accreditation Period||Full accreditation status valid from January 2022 to December 2025.|
|🔖 Regulatory Body||Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) granted accreditation.|
|🌐 Scope of COMEG||Regulates professionals and firms in Geosciences, Mining Engineering, and Metallurgy.|
|🎓 Accredited Programs||Includes Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics, Marine Science and Tech, etc.|
|🚦 COMEG Approval||All five programmes received the all-clear signal from COMEG.|
|📜 Certificates Received||Certificates for the five programmes have been received and verified.|
|👩🎓 VC Notified||Certificates have been conveyed to the Vice Chancellor Professor Adenike Oladiji.|
COMEG: Upholding Professional Standards in Nigeria
COMEG, as the regulating authority in Nigeria, is responsible for maintaining the professional integrity of firms and individuals in the Geosciences, Mining Engineering, and Metallurgy sectors. The council is highly respected, and its accreditation serves as a seal of assurance, signifying that the endorsed departments adhere to the highest standards of education and practice in these sectors.
Five FUTA Departments Bask in the Glory
The accredited departments at FUTA are B. Tech. Applied Geology, B. Tech. Applied Geophysics, B. Tech. Marine Science and Technology, B. Tech. Remote Sensing and Geoscience, and B. Eng. Mining Engineering. These departments have passed the rigorous accreditation process, earning a green light from COMEG. This achievement is a testament to FUTA’s dedication to offering cutting-edge education in earth and mineral sciences, equipping its students with skills and knowledge that match industry and global standards.
Official Acknowledgement of Excellence
As a formal recognition of this milestone, the certificates for the five programmes were duly signed by officials of COMEG and have been conveyed to the Vice Chancellor of FUTA, Professor Adenike Oladiji. The delivery of these certificates signifies the formal acknowledgement of the quality and standard of education provided by these departments.
This accomplishment is not only a source of pride for FUTA but also a beacon of inspiration for other institutions in Nigeria and across Africa. It sets a higher benchmark of educational excellence and validates FUTA’s commitment to delivering the best education in earth and mineral sciences. It is an indication that the Federal University of Technology, Akure, continues to play a leading role in raising the bar for higher education in Nigeria, particularly in the fields of Geosciences, Mining Engineering, and Metallurgy.
As FUTA enters this new era of officially recognised excellence, its influence and reputation are set to rise, increasing its attractiveness to prospective students and faculty. With this accreditation, the university is poised to produce future leaders in the Geosciences, Mining Engineering, and Metallurgy sectors who are equipped with internationally recognised qualifications and a world-class education.