The University’s quest for improvement in its service delivery via enhanced skills acquisition by members of her staff and students, the expansion of her revenue base and better global recognition of her activities through their internationalization led to the birth of the Directorate for Collaborations, Affiliations and Linkages (DCAL) as an arm of the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Minna in January 2008. It is a product of the fusion of the defunct Directorates for Collaboration and External Linkages (CEL) and Affiliation and Local Linkages (ALL) created by the University Management on 1st September, 2006.
MANDATES OF THE DIRECTORATE
DCAL was established to provide a platform to seek, cultivate and administer opportunities for collaborations, affiliations and linkages with other institutions, agencies, corporate bodies both in the national and international contexts while facilitating internationalization of the university’s activities.
Our vision is of a University of Technology in Minna, Nigeria, widely acknowledged for innovative use of cutting-edge scientific and technological skills to drive teaching, research and community service that addresses the sustainable development challenges of the nation through effective local and international partnerships
Our mission is to build the university’s profile nationally and internationally through partnering with high profile institutions; contributing to the building of the university’s reputation through strengthened capacity development; conducting research and community development collaboration; facilitatingengagements where the existence of a formal agreement is required and providing support, advice and assistance to the academic and administrative units of the university to facilitate internationalization in their respective spheres.
These range from attendance at seminars, meetings and conferences (locally and internationally), development of partnership agreements and project proposals. The Directorate also facilitates the conduct of scheduled visitations to affiliate institutions. These have helped in raising the university’s profile and laid the foundation for future growth.
COMPLAINTS REDRESS MECHANISMS
There are Desk Officers in charge of Affiliation, Collaboration and Linkage issues. In the event that there is a complaint, the individual/unit reports to the Desk Officer in the first instance. Issues that cannot be resolved at that level are reported to the Deputy Director. If the aggrieved unit/staff is not satisfied, the unit or the staff concerned complains to the Director.