Welcome to CPES!
The Centre for Preliminary and Extramural Studies (CPES) was established through a statute of the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna Governing Council on 30th July 2003. Its name at inception was the Centre for Remedial and Extramural Studies (CRES). The Centre introduced Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) programme in 2007. The new name (CPES) was adopted by the Senate of the University on 27th February 2008 to reflect some of the new programmes that have been introduced since the creation of the Centre. Management at its 36th Meeting held on 15th June, 2010 reviewed the programmes of the Centre considering problems related to remedying deficiencies after gaining admission into the main stream University. Consequently, the remedial programme was replaced with Preliminary Degree Programme with entry requirements as five Credits in not more than two sittings in English language, Mathematics and any three of the following subjects: Biology/Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, and Economics.
The Centre is responsible for the coordination and running of all academic programmes that are not funded by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Although the Centre is yet to get final approval to run a particular Diploma programme it has concluded all arrangements to run Diploma in Business and Entrepreneurship Education.
The vision of CPES is to be a Centre of academic excellence expanding educational opportunities for competent manpower development to meet the needs of the nation.
The mission of CPES is to prepare candidates for entry into degree programmes and to provide high quality diploma and certificate programmes with the aim of providing skilled manpower that is globally competitive.
The Centre offers a number of programmes. These include the Preliminary Degree and the IJMB programmes. The Centre also has the mandate to run certificate and diploma programmes. Each programme is handled by a Coordinator who is not below the rank of Lecturer I.
The Pre-Degree Programme
Out of the total of one thousand two hundred and fourteen (1214) students offered admission into Pre-Degree Programme during the 2010/2011academic session. Seven hundred and eighty six (786) candidates registered and sat for JAMB UTME.
Six hundred and twenty nine (629) Candidates were presented for PUTME examination and five hundred and sixty one (71.4%) gained admission into various degree progrmmes of the University. 20 candidates out of 786 candidates neither chose FUT Minna as either first or second choice.
The IJMB Programme
During the 2011 academic session the Centre admitted one hundred and forty eight (148) students into IJMB1, out of this, a total of eighty eight (88) students registered for the programme. The Centre Presented 61 IJMBII Candidates for the IJMB final examination in 2011.
The Centre has 40 number of staff. A total number of 7 members of staff were promoted to the next rank.
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