The World Bank has selected the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) as Africa Centre of Excellence in Future Energies and Electro-Chemical System (ACE-FUELS).
Schoolworld gathered that ACE-FUELS would facilitate the university to run an international Masters Degree programs in Electro-Chemical Technology, Future Energies, Nanotechnology and Corrosion Technology.
Speaking at the press briefing on Wednesday, organised by the institution to mark the Vice Chancellor’s three years in office, Prof. Francis Eze, stated that the management of the university had concluded plans to gather waste for the production of energy.
“As we have continued to improve on the aesthetics of the campus environment through the maintenance of green lawns, proper waste disposal and management are also billed to be converted into energy.
“This is the current trend in most of the civilized world and we are emulating it. It would be of immeasurable help in power generation,” the VC stated.
He also stated that FUTO was established as specialised university to impart knowledge and requisite skills needed to fast-track the technological development in the country.
Prof. Eze did not forget to state that his three years in office had been a mixture of accomplishment and challenges.