Deans, Postgraduate School

Prof. D. O. Adefolalu
Prof. D. O. Adefolalu1991
Prof. J. O. Adeniyi
Prof. J. O. Adeniyi1997
Prof. J. A. Abalaka
Prof. J. A. Abalaka2001
Prof. S. L. Lamai
Prof. S. L. Lamai2008
Prof. Mrs. S. N. Zubairu
Prof. Mrs. S. N. Zubairu2011
Prof. M. G. M. Kolo
Prof. M. G. M. Kolo2015
Engr. Prof. Salawu Sadiku
Engr. Prof. Salawu Sadiku2019
Prof. O. K. Abubakre
Prof. O. K. Abubakre2021 - Till Date

Postgraduate School, Federal University of Technology, Minna

The Postgraduate School of the University was established in 1989/1990 academic session, it is headed by a Dean who should be a Professor. Administratively, Postgraduate School is managed by the Dean actively supported by the Deputy Dean and the Secretary who should attained the rank of a Deputy Registrar. Presently, it runs 117 postgraduate programmes.

The Postgraduate School has grown in strength over time and has registered International recognitions and linkages and became Centre of excellence in the following areas:

i. Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Step-B Funded Centre of Excellence)
ii. Centre for Human Settlement and Urban development (CHSUD) in Collaboration with UN- Habitat.
iii. West African Science Services Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)
iv. African Centre of Excellence (ACE) for Mycotoxin and Food Safety etc.

In the area of domestic and foreign linkages and collaboration, the Management of the University created the Directorate of Collaboration Affiliation and Linkage (DCAL) to cater for the important function of networking.

The University has established a linkage programme with the University of Namibia and the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. The University has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP), Nigeria. It is also a member of the Association of African Universities.

The University has honoured the following Distinguished personalities: Alhaji (Dr.) Shehu Idris, CFR, the Emir of Zazzau: Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Dasuki, CFR, the former Sultan of Sokoto, late Alhaji (Dr.) Abdulrahman Mora; Dr. Sam Nujoma, the former President of the Republic of Namibia; General Ibrahim Badamasi Babagida (rtd) the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings (rtd), the former President of the Federal of Ghana; Prof. Jonathan Othman Ndagi, pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the University and Mr. Raphael O. A. Shonekan, the pioneer Principal, Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology, National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom. Others include, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the former Executive Governor of Osun State; Dr. Abubakar Olusola saraki, the Waziri of Ilorin; Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu the Sardauna of Minna, Mr. Alioune Badiane of the UN Habitat, Nairobi Kenya; Admiral (Dr.) Murtala Nyako, (Rtd) the former Executive Governor of Adamawa State and Dr. Aliyu Mu’azu Babangida (Talban Minna), the former Executive Governor of Niger State, Alh. (Dr.) Yahaya Abubakar, GCFR, the etsu Nupe and Chairman Council of Traditional Rulers, Niger State and Emir of Gombe. In recognition of excellence in areas of Science and Technology, the University has been attracting high caliber and eminent scholars to its fold.

The membership of the Board as amended on the 27th August, 2003 include the following:
i. Dean, Postgraduate School - Chairman (Must be a Professor)
ii. Deputy Dean, Postgraduate School - Member (Must be a PhD degree holder and not lower than a Senior Lecturer)
iii. University Librarian - Member
iv. Director, Academic Planning - Member
v. Director, Directorate of Research Information and Development - Member
vi. Deputy Dean from each School - Member
vii. Two Representatives of Senate - Member
viii. Secretary, Postgraduate School - Secretary (Must not be below the rank of a Deputy Registrar)