Cross RiverUniversity of Technology
The Cross River University of Technology began operations in September 2002. After one year of its existence, an in-house assessment was conducted during a visitation exercise. Emerging problems were identified and addressed. The law establishing the university, Bill No. 9 of 2002 was amended as Bill No. 6 of 2004 and structural reorganization and staff re-designation were effected.
The university began communications with the National Universities Commission (NUC) in February 2004 by submitting a letter of introduction and in May 2004 a letter requesting recognition was also sent to the NUC. On October 11, 2004, the management of Cross River University of Technology visited the NUC and submitted a formal application for recognition in plenary. This was followed by a visit on April 15, 2005 by His Excellency Mr. Donald Duke, the then Executive Governor of CrossRiverState and the management of Cross River University of Technology to NUC to confirm readiness of the university to take off. Subsequently, NUC announced the recognition of Cross River University of Technology with effect from May 13, 2004. The university in 2004 applied for inclusion in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) brochure and was listed in the JAMB brochure for 2005/2006 session. Academic activities commenced in the university in the 2002/03 academic session and the first set of 347 students graduated on November 18, 2006.
The two main responsibilities of CrossRiverUniversityof technology are to produce high quality and well-trained graduates and researchers well-equipped for the provision of quality life, food, fiber, and shelter for the people in a sustainable manner, using well researched techniques of Science and Technology. In this regard, no person shall be required to satisfy requirements as to race (including ethnic grouping), sex, place of birth, family origin, religious or political persuasion as a condition of becoming or continuing as a student, the holder of a degree or other awards of the university, or of appointment or employment at the university. In other words, no person shall be subjected to any disadvantage or accorded any disadvantage in relation to the university.This however does not prevent the university from imposing any disability or restriction on any person, where such a person willfully refuses or fails on grounds of religious belief or similar grounds to undertake duty generally and uniformly imposed on all persons or any group of them and which in the opinion of the university is reasonably justified in the national and State interest.
Calabar Campus (Main Campus) located at EkpoAbasi Street in Calabar South Local Government Area (occupying 178.8 hectares on the South Eastern end of the city of Calabar);
Obubra Campus located at Ovonum in Obubra Local Government Area (occupying 11.47 hectares in Ovonum along Calabar – Ikom highway);
Ogoja Campus, located at Ogoja in Ogoja Local Government Area (occupying 22.3 hectares in Abakpa along Ogoja – Mbube road); and
Okuku Campus located at Okuku in Yala Local Government Area (along Ogoja – Abakaliki road).
The university started operations in September 2002 in four campuses hosting 6 colleges as follows:
i. College of Science, Technology and Engineering at Calabar Campus;
ii. College of Education at Akamkpa Campus;
iii. College of Agriculture at Obubra Campus; and
iv. College of Management at Ogoja Campus.
However, the structure of the university was changed in the Amended Bill No. 6 of 2004, with the replacement of colleges with faculties. The Faculty of Health Sciences is billed to commence at the Okuku Campus and will eventually host the College of Health Sciences. At full maturity the campuses of the university shall host the following faculties:
Faculty of Communication Technology
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Management Sciences
FacultyCollege of Health Sciences
The crest of Cross River University of Technology depicts a shield housing a checked board with the acronym of the university on top. The shield represents strength indicating the power of science and technology to enhance quality human life and maintain a balance between man and environment. The checked board represents the quest for knowledge and research, which the university hopes to inspire in its staff and students to make them excel and contribute to the growth and development of society.
The university colors are white and blue. White represents peace and progress, which the university hopes to bring to Cross River State, Nigeria and mankind in general. The blue color represents excellence, hard work, and dedication, which are the hallmarks of the university in all its activities.
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Cross RiverUniversity of Technology