The Cross River University of Technology was established in August 2002 by Cross River State Bill No. 9 recently amended as Bill No. 6 of 2004. The Cross River University of Technology is an outcome of a merger of three former tertiary institutions (The Polytechnic, Calabar, the College of Education, Akamkpa and the Ibrahim Babangida College of Agriculture, Ovonum, Obubra) owned by the Cross River State Government. The university is established primarily to provide basic training and research and to impart research skills to equip Nigerians of various backgrounds in all areas of technology. Emphasis is however placed on catchment areas of the university to enable the exploitation of the enormous natural resources for sustainable development of Cross River State. The university is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal.

  • Our History

    The Cross River University of Technology was established in August 2002 by Cross River State Bill No. 9 recently amended as Bill No. 6 of 2004. The Cross River University of Technology is an outcome of a merger of three former tertiary institutions (The Polytechnic, Calabar, the College of Education, Akamkpa and the Ibrahim Babangida College of Agriculture, Ovonum, Obubra) owned by the Cross River State Government. The university is established primarily to provide basic training and research and to impart research skills to equip Nigerians of various backgrounds in all areas of technology. Emphasis is however placed on catchment areas of the university to enable the exploitation of the enormous natural resources for sustainable development of CrossRiverState. The university is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a common seal. The Cross River University of Technology began operations in September 2002. After one year of its existence, an in-house assessment was conducted during a visitation exercise. Emerging problems were identified and addressed. The law establishing the university, Bill No. 9 of 2002 was amended as Bill No. 6 of 2004 and structural reorganization and staff re-designation were effected. The university began communications with the National Universities Commission (NUC) in February 2004 by submitting a letter of introduction and in May 2004 a letter requesting recognition was also sent to the NUC. On October 11, 2004, the management of Cross River University of Technology visited the NUC and submitted a formal application for recognition in plenary. This was followed by a visit on April 15, 2005 by His Excellency Mr. Donald Duke, the then Executive Governor of CrossRiverState and the management of Cross River University of Technology to NUC to confirm readiness of the university to take off. Subsequently, NUC announced the recognition of Cross River University of Technology with effect from May 13, 2004. The university in 2004 applied for inclusion in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) brochure and was listed in the JAMB brochure for 2005/2006 session. Academic activities commenced in the university in the 2002/03 academic session and the first set of 347 students graduated on November 18, 2006. The two main responsibilities of Cross River University of technology are to produce high quality and well-trained graduates and researchers well-equipped for the provision of quality life, food, fiber, and shelter for the people in a sustainable manner, using well researched techniques of Science and Technology. In this regard, no person shall be required to satisfy requirements as to race (including ethnic grouping), sex, place of birth, family origin, religious or political persuasion as a condition of becoming or continuing as a student, the holder of a degree or other awards of the university, or of appointment or employment at the university. In other words, no person shall be subjected to any disadvantage or accorded any disadvantage in relation to the university.This however does not prevent the university from imposing any disability or restriction on any person, where such a person willfully refuses or fails on grounds of religious belief or similar grounds to undertake duty generally and uniformly imposed on all persons or any group of them and which in the opinion of the university is reasonably justified in the national and State interest. The law establishing Cross River University of Technology provides for 5 campuses as follows: Calabar Campus (Main Campus) located at EkpoAbasi Street in Calabar South Local Government Area (occupying 178.8 hectares on the South Eastern end of the city of Calabar); Obubra Campus located at Ovonum in Obubra Local Government Area (occupying 11.47 hectares in Ovonum along Calabar – Ikom highway); Ogoja Campus, located at Ogoja in Ogoja Local Government Area (occupying 22.3 hectares in Abakpa along Ogoja – Mbube road); and Okuku Campus located at Okuku in Yala Local Government Area (along Ogoja – Abakaliki road). The university started operations in September 2002 in four campuses hosting 6 colleges as follows: i. College of Science, Technology and Engineering at Calabar Campus; ii. College of Education at Akamkpa Campus; iii. College of Agriculture at Obubra Campus; and iv. College of Management at Ogoja Campus. However, the structure of the university was changed in the Amended Bill No. 6 of 2004, with the replacement of colleges with faculties. The Faculty of Health Sciences is billed to commence at the Okuku Campus and will eventually host the College of Health Sciences. At full maturity the campuses of the university shall host the following faculties: Calabar Campus Faculty of Communication Technology Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Environmental Sciences Faculty of Science Akamkpa Campus Faculty of Education Obubra Campus Faculty of Agriculture Ogoja Campus Faculty of Management Sciences Okuku Campus FacultyCollege of Health Sciences

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    You have probably been thinking about it a lot: the choice. Here are Three reasons why so many students and their families have invested in CRUTECH education — and why CRUTECH may just be the right choice for you. While you're a student, you'll have the chance to get involved in the community, the world, and influence people's lives for the better. CRUTECH will help you shape a long-term vision for your life and discover how you can actually change the world. CRUTECH is a place of Christian community. A wide range of worship opportunities, events and traditions, and clubs and organizations, build a close-knit, caring environment for learning. You'll find comfortable housing and accommodation, recreation and exercise centers, and student services and support focused on your individual needs. CRUTECH is known for academic excellence. You will learn from professors who are known for their scholarship and who take a personal interest in students. You will enjoy small classes taught by full-time faculty members, not teaching assistants. You'll have the rare opportunity to participate in work study programmes in different parastatals in the State.

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  • Our Visitor

    Prince Bassey Edet Otu was born on 18 October 1959 to the family of Late Eld. & Mrs. Edet Okon Otu of Adiabo in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State. He grew up in his home city of Calabar and in Jos, Plateau State, where his father had been assigned to the mission of the Church of Scotland. He obtained a bachelor's degree in the Faculty of Social Sciences from the University of Calabar. Before entering politics, he was engaged in banking and then in the petroleum sector. Otu was elected a Member of House of Representatives in April 2003 to represent Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency and reelected in April 2007. Within this period (2003-2011), he was Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum (Upstream), Vice Chairman, House Committee on National Population and member of committees on Power, Ministry of Niger Delta, Inter-Parliamentary Relations, Inter-Intra Party Relations, Environment, Water Resources and Defense. In a 2007 interview, he said the ruling by an international court that the Bakassi peninsula belonged to Cameroon was wrong, but that the job now was to resettle displaced relatives of Nigerians and move on. Otu was Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream). In this role, he led work on a draft amendment bill that would reposition the Petroleum Technology Development Fund as a more effective vehicle to develop local content in the oil and gas industry. The Senator, also for effective delivery sponsored the Nigerian Content Development Act, which today has revolutionized the petroleum sector and has put food on the table of many Nigerians. In 2011, Otu was elected as Senator representing Cross River Southern Senatorial District. On arrival in the Senate, he became the Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance and later Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking and other financial Institutions; he was also a member, Committee on Navy, Power, Petroleum and Water Resources. His impact at the Senate was adjudged by many to be till date unprecedented; his name is said to be synonymous with human empowerment and societal development,[citation needed] this led to his being endorsed for re-election by Buhari Youth Organisation. In 2018, Otu was appointed into the board of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) by President Muhammadu Buhari. He is a receiver of several awards, both nationally and internationally. In his words, “I joined politics for service to humanity”. This is evidently true, as his record of empowerment ranging from Award of land documents and financial support to build, car awards, scholarships etc. is yet to be broken. He is happily married to Mrs. Eyoanwan Bassey Otu and the marriage is blessed with children

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  • CRUTECH Consultancy Services Limited

    Crutech Consultancy Services Limited (CCSL) is incorporated as a consultancy and general contracting firm in August 28, 2009 with registration No. RC 841650. The company is established by the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), Calabar to tap on her abundant human capital resources in engineering, environmental and urban sciences, accountancy, agricultural extension and education. The company which is a multi-disciplinary integrated firm has brought together the various technical, academic and professional disciplines in the University. The Company has a team of seasoned academics and professionals with considerable expertise in contract administration and supervision, both traditional and modern techniques of manpower training and development, project implementation as well as financial and management consultancy. The core objective of CCSL is to optimise deliverables and ensure maximum client satisfaction, within the limits of available resources. The company strives to provide personalized and objective services to individual clients and handles every project, large or small, with a high degree of quality and efficiency. With the present state of competitiveness in the economy, human capital deficiency in modern corporate management techniques, stringent budgetary controls and critical path time schedules, organizations to be competitive and relevant calls for robust training and service reorientation. CCSL is able to provide this highly technical and organisational resource competence through the wide-ranging professional skills of its experts. The firm possesses a full range of capabilities to plan, programme, design and implement targeted projects and programmes successfully for organisations. Company Vision To be the forerunner and best University based consultancy outfit within the committee of Universities in Nigeria. Mission To aspire to attain the reputation of Centre of Excellence in consultancy services in Engineering, Architecture, Urban planning, Educational, Agricultural and Management Technologies and Sciences for the overall benefit of the University and the Society in general Corporate Objective The principal objective is to undertake project management, contract administration, consultancy services, outsourcing management and training for the good of the society. Mr Uket Ewa is the Managing Director and Chief Executive. Until his appointment as the managing director, he lectures in the department of Accountancy of Cross River University of Technology majoring on forensic accounting and corporate governance, investigation and public sector accounting. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He is presently a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), an Associate Member of Certified Fraud Examiners of USA. He graduated from the University of Calabar were he obtained his bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting. He served as the pioneer Bursar of Cross River University of Technology from November 2002 to November 2012. He single headedly prepared the accounting manual of the University and set up the accounting system in operation in the bursary department of the University. He has vast professional experience both in the private and public sectors having worked in the banking, manufacturing and consultancy sectors both in Nigeria and abroad. Architecture: The robust department of Architecture enhances in the University CCSL to provide world class architectural services from feasibility studies, preliminary designs, working drawings, preparation of tender documents, tender analysis, and supervision, to completion and management of projects. Urban Planning and Management: The department of Urban and Regional Planning is equipped with faculty staff to handle various eco-system studies, environmental impact analysis (EIA) and urban planning advisory services. The Company provides urban designs, urban renewal schemes, estate layouts, site plans, Site Reconnaissance surveys, etc. We are also experts in design and construction of hard and soft landscaping. The staff have been involved in various projects in the above fields. In Planning, our services include Master planning; land use planning; urban planning; town and regional planning; cadastral and zoning maps; environmental planning; survey and mapping. Project Management CCSL staff have been involved in the design and supervision of a number of residential and public buildings in Nigeria and abroad. The Centre leverages on the equipment and facilities in the university faculty of engineering. The company is capable of executing turnkey contract services. Other project management services offered include: preliminary studies and planning, design and plan approval, contract documentation, execution planning, construction management, feasibility studies, CAD and computer analysis, cost control and quantity surveying. Engineering: Our engineering services include Civil, Structural, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Sewage and Drainage, Infrastructure, Water Supply and Boreholes, Bridges and Marine Works. Contract Administration The Company is equipped with seasoned professionals to carry out the preparation of Bills of Quantities, Contract documentations, Tender Analysis and Tenders Evaluation services. In this era of good corporate governance where efficiency, effectiveness and economy are key in project conceptualisation and management, The burden of accountability and transparency is completely removed from the client. Financial and Management Consultancy services The company has seasoned resource personnel drawn from the faculties of education, management, agriculture, engineering, environmental sciences and sciences to handle manpower training and development in education, personnel training, finance and accounting and forestry resource management. The Centre resource personnel have been involved in the following manpower training in the state: (1) Training of Teachers (2) Training of Local Government Council Staff (3) Training of staff of the civil service commission (4) Training of Forestry guard Interiors and Exteriors CCSL specialises in interior and exterior decoration of residential and public buildings. These include the interior of hotels, soft and hard furnishing of residential and public buildings, interior decoration of exhibition pavilions, shops, Restaurants, acoustics technology and supply, as well as installation of conference services equipment, illumination and lighting of both commercial and public buildings.

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  • CRUTECH CISCO Networking Academy

    very year, the Cisco Networking Academy program teaches hundreds of thousands of students worldwide the skills needed to build, design, and maintain, networks—improving their career prospects while filling the global demand for networking professionals. With 10,000 academies in 165 countries, Networking Academy helps individuals prepare for industry-recognized certifications and entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) careers in virtually every type of industry. Students develop foundational skills in ICT while acquiring vital 21st-century career skills in problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. The growth of networks has created a shortage of people, who are qualified to build, design, and maintain, the infrastructure needed to communicate, do business, and—when critical human needs require it—save lives. This shortage exists worldwide, particularly in emerging countries where networks are being built to aid in economic development and growth. Likewise, people need access to more and better job opportunities and training that will prepare them for the global, technology-driven economy. Networking Academy helps meet the growing demand for ICT professionals and improves career prospects for people around the world. Networking Academy delivers a comprehensive, 21st century learning experience to help students develop the foundational ICT skills needed to design, build, and manage networks, along with career skills such as problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking. Students complete hands-on learning activities and network simulations to develop practical skills that will help them fill a growing need for networking professionals around the world. Our courses are designed to help students prepare for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and globally recognized certifications. Each course is supported by classroom instruction, online assessments, hands-on labs, and interactive learning tools to help students succeed.

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