The Nigerian University of Technology and Management (NUTM), a pioneering higher education institution with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as management, and entrepreneurship, has received approval from the National Universities Commission’s (NUC) to offer full degree programmes in the Department of Computing.
With the approval, the university, licensed in May, this year by the Federal Government, with a mission to develop innovative leaders in technology and management who will create an impact in Africa and around the world, will offer full bachelor’s degree programmes on a full-time basis, with the first cohort set to commence in January 2024.
The initial courses include degrees in computer science, cyber security and information technology.
During the programme, students will undertake studies in computing, entrepreneurship capstones, critical thinking, problem solving, public speaking and industry experience.
Academic Director at NUTM, Dr. Nubi Achebo, said with the approval, the institution will be able to offer world-class education to deserving students regardless of their background.
Achebo added: “NUTM offers STEM, management, and entrepreneurial programmes with a blend of cutting-edge curricula that provides innovative, market-ready skills. We have partnered with Oxford University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Indian Institute of Technology, and other best-in-class institutions, which gives us the opportunity to run joint programmes and also exchange students and faculties. We are on the way to being the MIT of Africa.”
He assured that the university is committed to providing world-class quality education and research on the continent, with curriculum relevant to industry that will produce a pipeline of ‘primed to be leaders’ in technology and business.
“The launch of the university addresses the need for high-quality, accessible tertiary education,” he stated.