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Architecture Undergoes AccreditationFUTMinna

Principal Officers of the University and ARCON accreditation team in a group photograph

In view of the need to ensure compliance with professional requirements for the training of architects, the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 visited the Federal University of Technology, Minna on accreditation exercise for its architectural degree programmes.

The ARCON team on arrival at the University was received by the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Musbau Adewumi Akanji, FNSBMB, FAS, in company of other Principal Officers at the Council Chamber, Main Campus.

Addressing Management during the courtesy visit, the Chairman ARCON, Arc. Dr. Khalil Sani commended the University for providing the much needed relevant facilities for the training of the students while disclosing that the facilities have made teaching and learning more effective.

Arc. Dr. Sani urged the University Management to expand the present structure of the department in order to provide more office spaces for staff and studio workshops for students for practical engagement.

He further applauded the University Management for its massive support to the training of staff of the department.

Speaking earlier while receiving the team, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Akanji thanked the team for coming to the University within short notice to look at its Architecture programme, adding that the department needs the professional backing of ARCON to successfully carry out its functions of training the next generation of architects that would transform the nation.

The VC urged the team to feel free to inspect the department and to ask for anything that would aid the process of the exercise while stating that the University is ready to learn from ARCON.

He revealed that the University is planning to build a new complex for the department to accommodate studios for students’ practical.

The ARCON team had since concluded the accreditation exercise with preliminary report submitted to the Vice-Chancellor of the institution who assured the team that all their observations would be looked into promptly.

The Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) is mandated to set bench marks and to control the training and practice of Architecture in Nigeria through Architects Registration Act No. 10 of 1969.