BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL OF SCIENCES
The School of Sciences (SOS) is one of the schools established at the inception of the University in 1982. At that period, the name of the school was the School of Pure and Applied Science with only five (5) departments namely Biochemistry (BCH), Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHE), Industrial Mathematics and Computer Technology (IMC) and Physics (PHY). The School is the largest in the University. The School was fully adopted in 1988/89 academic session and at that time, the departments of Applied Geology & Applied Geophysics and Meteorology were domiciled in the School. An additional department in the School is the General Studies to complement the more specialized programmes in Science and Technology.
Presently, the School of Sciences consists of nine (9) departments namely: Biochemistry (BCH), Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHE), Computer Science (CSC), Mathematical Science (MTS), General Studies (GNS), Microbiology (MCB), Physics (PHY) and Statistics (STA). All the courses in the nine departments have been resource accredited. The departments of Applied Geology, Applied Geophysics and Meteorology had since been moved to the School of Mines and Earth Sciences (SMES) which is now called the School of Earth and Mineral Sciences (SEMS).
The School is running a number of variegated academic programmes such as the Undergraduate (B.Tech), the Postgraduate (M.Tech and Ph.D) and Postgraduate Diploma (PGD). Seminars are organized and presented by both students and academic staff to provoke a progressive academic achievement both in research and nation building. The School organizes an Annual Lecture every year and to date she has had six (6) Annual Lectures which were students and society oriented in this age of technology. Similarly, the School from 2012 started to organize Annual Conference and Alumni Homecoming events. Other schools have since followed suit.
Information on the Annual lectures and Conferences are stated below
SCHOOL ANNUAL LECTURE TITLE
4th Nov. 2005
Science and Technology: Quo vadis, Nigeria?
By Prof. Ade Amusa Fsesn, Ile-Ife
12th Dec. 2006
The gifts of energy and knowledge
Engr. (Prof.) Philip A. Kuale, Delta State University, Abraka.
25th March 2008
Technological Development: A veritable tool for youth empowerment
Prof. Ethelbert C. Nduka, University of Port-Harcourt
Environmentally Sound Management of Chemical and Wastes: Key to sutainable development.
Prof. Oladele Osibanjo.
19th August, 2010
Acquisition of Embedded Systems Design Capabilities: Hope of Nigeria Industrialization.
Lt. Col. Okojokwu Kennedy Ogbole
16th July, 2012
Significance of Space Technology to National Development.
Dr. Charles A. Oshelu
19th August, 2014
Safe Environment: Issues and Challenges
Mr Oladimeji Oresanya. Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Agency, LAWMA
3rd July, 2015
Scientists and Public Policy Making in Nigeria
Prof. Ifeanyi Solomon Williams. ficcon Senior Fellow, National Institute, Kuru.
2nd June, 2016
Development of Fortified Botanical Agent (edo Tide) as Prophylaxis/ Treatment for Cancer and diabetes
Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie
29 June, 2017
Challenges Of Quality Assurance In A Green Economy
Dr. Noel B. Saliu
Director of Accreditation, National Universities Commission, Abuja
SCHOOL OF SCIENCES ANNUAL CONFERENCE
17th – 20th July, 2012
Theme: Science and Technology in an evolving economy.
Prof. B. O. Solomon
1st – 4th April, 2014
Theme: Scientific Research and Technology Transfer: Catalyst for Industrial Development – Dr (Mrs) Gloria Elemo.
30th June - 3rd July 2015
Theme: Academia-Industry Partnership: Key to Technological Development in Nigeria.
Application of Information and Space Technology in Industrialization :- Senator (Prof.) R. A. Boroffice (OON)
31st May – 2nd June 2016
Theme: The Role of Science and Technology in Conflict Resolution & crisis Management: Prof. K. O. Adebowale
26th June – 29th June 2017
Theme: Scientific Research: Key To Promoting Green Economic Revolution In Nigeria. Prof. Lucy Jummei Ogbadu
DG/CEO National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA)
Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja.
The School of Sciences has made great impact in the University, among the nation’s Universities and the larger society. For instance, one of our staff was named the best researcher of the year by the National University Commission in 2005. Also, best researcher in the Federal University of Technology, Akure in the following year. One among our alumni and Associate Professor from Auburn University, Alabama came to deliver a seminar in the school and our graduates have been rated very high in the performance and adaptation for self-reliance in the society. Our students have always won laurels.
The recent ones were the development of a Native App for Yoruba Bible, the first Yoruba Bible on any smartphone platform and the development of a software programme called Enchanter. The students used Near Field Communication (NFC) through which contacts could exchange visual complimentary cards through a click of phones.
A number of innovative projects have been exhibited by the School in the University functions/events. All these relaying the impact of the School within and outside the University.
Past and Present Deans: http://sos.futa.edu.ng/page.php?pageid=1096
Alumni Photo Gallery : http://sos.futa.edu.ng/page.php?pageid=711
FUTA Library e-Book Management : http://10.0.12.10/
SOS Fourth Annual conference (SOS- 2016) link http://sos.futa.edu.ng/page.php?pageid=658