By Mustapha Alhassan
The Federal University of Technology, Minna has launched new software that will enable its graduates applying online for their academic transcripts to receive the document within five minutes.
Speaking during the launch which held today, June 28, 2021, at the Senate Chamber Main Campus, Gidan Kwano, the Director, Information Technology Services (ITS), Prof.Adamu Mohammed, who demonstrated the new software, disclosed that it has multi-step authentication and that student copies of the transcripts can be received in a maximum of five minutes while official copies can be sent to organisations and institutions with valid email addresses within two hours.
In his remarks at the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdullahi Bala, fsssn, commended the Registrar and the Director, ITS for cooperating towards the success of the new software.
“I must say am very pleased with this development.” The issue of transcript is very important because it touches on the core integrity of an institution. Any university that cannot manage its examination results or account for the results of students, then that university has a systemic problem,” he said.
Prof. Bala pointed out that transcripts are required for pursuing postgraduate studies and scholarships and stressed the need for the University to respond immediately to requests for the document as failure to do so would mean that the institution’s products will lose out on opportunities.
His words: When you begin to have a high frequency of your graduates missing opportunities as a result of the inability of the university to provide transcripts in a timely manner, then you are telling both your students that are still with you and your products that you don’t care about them.”
He noted that the University has made tremendous progress in the processing of transcripts as presently, it takes just about five days to complete, adding that all that is required for the new system to succeed is responsiveness on the part of staff.
The VC said that the new development will bring a lot of goodwill to the University.
“We want FUT, Minna to always be mentioned when talking about the best universities in any sphere,” said the VC, adding that in all his travels and engagements with government officials, parents, and different organisations, the testimonies he has been receiving about the institution have all been positive.
Presently, the University is known to be one of those with the fastest response to requests for academic transcripts in Nigeria.
Present at the occasion were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Faruk Adamu Kuta; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Emmanuel Emeka Udensi, fnip; Registrar, Mr. Amos Nmadu Kolo and the Bursar, Mrs. Hadiza Goje, fcna, as well as members of staff from ITS and Registry
Photos: Elijah Yisa