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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL OF SCIENCES

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Information on the Annual lectures and Conferences are stated below

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SCHOOL ANNUAL LECTURE TITLE

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1.

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4th Nov. 2005

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Science and Technology: Quo vadis, Nigeria?

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By Prof. Ade Amusa, trip, Fsesn, Ota, Ile-Ife

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12th Dec. 2006

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The gifts of energy and knowledge

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Engr. (Prof.) Philip A. Kuale, Delta State University, Abraka.

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3.

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25th March 2008

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Technological Development: A veritable tool for youth empowerment

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Prof. Ethelbert C. Nduka, University of Port-Harcourt

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4.

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2009

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Environmentally Sound Management of Chemical and Wastes: Key to sutainable development.

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Prof. Oladele Osibanjo.

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5.

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19th August, 2010

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Acquisition of Embedded Systems Design Capabilities: Hope of Nigeria Industrialization.

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Lt. Col. Okojokwu Kennedy Ogbole

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16th July, 2012

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Significance of Space Technology to National Development.

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Dr. Charles A. Oshelu

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7

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19th August, 2014

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Safe Environment: Issues and Challenges

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Mr Oladimeji Oresanya. Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Agency, LAWMA

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8

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3rd July, 2015

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Scientists and Public Policy Making in Nigeria

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Prof. Ifeanyi Solomon Williams. ficcon Senior Fellow, National Institute, Kuru.

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9

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2nd June, 2016

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Development of Fortified Botanical Agent (edo Tide) as Prophylaxis/ Treatment for Cancer and diabetes

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Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie  

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SCHOOL OF SCIENCES ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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17th – 20th July, 2012

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Theme: Science and Technology in an evolving economy.

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Prof. B. O. Solomon

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1st – 4th April, 2014

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Theme: Scientific Research and Technology Transfer: Catalyst for Industrial Development – Dr (Mrs) Gloria Elemo.

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30th June - 3rd July 2015

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Theme: Academia-Industry Partnership: Key to Technological Development in Nigeria.

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Application of Information and Space Technology in Industrialization  :-    Senator (Prof.) R. A.  Boroffice (OON)

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31st May – 2nd June 2016

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Theme: The Role of Science and Technology in Conflict Resolution & crisis Management: Prof. K. O.  Adebowale

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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 1995.  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.

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 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.

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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.

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  Past and Present Deans: http://sos.futa.edu.ng/page.php?pageid=1096

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    Alumni Photo Gallery : http://sos.futa.edu.ng/page.php?pageid=711

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     SOS e-library: www.soslib.futa.edu.ng

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     FUTA  Library e-Book Management : http://10.0.12.10/

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SOS Fourth Annual conference  (SOS- 2016) link http://sos.futa.edu.ng/page.php?pageid=658