The School of Innovation Technology is one of the two Schools created in the University in 2009. The creation of the School was in response to the concern of the Federal Government and the directive of the National Universities Commission (NUC) on the need to produce graduates with the academic and professional skills that promote self employment and reduce over dependence on paid employment. This concern is predicated on the high level of unemployment among graduates and the over-dependence on paid employment.
The school commenced academic activities with staff and students transferred from related disciplines, particularly from the School of Environmental Technology of the University. As a fast growing University of Technology, where modern courses in Technology, Engineering and ICT have been established, that is located in a rapidly expanding city, with close proximity to Abuja, Kaduna, and other cities, FUT Minna is an ideal location for such school.
The school is built on the following Philosophy, Vision and Mission:
Our philosophy is to produce competent, enterprising, and innovative graduates, equipped to fill high level manpower positions, create wealth and job opportunities and move the country from a developing nation status to that of a developed nation.
The vision of the school is to be a leading centre of academic excellence in entrepreneurship education through the application of technology in the fields of transportation management, project management, and entrepreneurship and business management
To transform the country from a less developed economy into a highly competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy through the promotion of entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation.
THE OBJECTIVES ARE TO:
(a) train students to acquire skills in all areas of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation;
(b) produce competent and innovative graduates with adequate exposure to modern management techniques for optimum economic efficiency;
(c) produce graduates that will execute physical and economic projects in private and public sectors of the economy;
(d) produce graduates with technical, management knowledge and skills to accelerate the industrial development of the nation;
(e) produce graduates who are truly self-reliant as enterprise managers, Leaders and Innovators, and;
(f) train men and women in business initiation skills and sustenance techniques through dedicated programmes to be organised by the centre for entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation.