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The Objectives of the Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi are set out with the aim of achieving the Vision, Mission, and Philosophy of the university and are as follows:

i. encourage the advancement of learning and to hold out to all persons without distinction of race, creed, sex, or political conviction the opportunity of acquiring a higher and technical education;

ii. provide sources of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of learning in all its branches, and to make those facilities available on proper terms to such persons as are equipped to benefit from them;

iii. encourage and promote scholarship and conduct research in all fields of learning and human endeavour particularly in Science, Technology and Engineering;

iv. evolve academic programmes to suit the changing social and economic needs of society through review of curricula and development of new programmes and through programme structural flexibility to respond to societal and technological changes;

v. create and expand access and opportunities for education, attract and retain quality students researchers, and teachers, thereby assisting in developing human capital and mitigating brain drain;

vi. produce internationally acceptable graduates that could compete favourably with their peers anywhere in the world;

vii. carry out basic and applied research leading to the domestication and application of new technology in Nigeria through collaboration and linkages with other academic and research institutions in Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the world;

viii. establish a centre for entrepreneurial studies to stimulate job creation and innovative abilities in students from the onset of their studies, in such a way that graduates would be resourceful, self-reliant and job creators; and

ix. undertake other activities appropriate for teaching, research, and community service as expected of a university of the highest standard.