Professor Nnenna Oti Emerges VC Of FUTO
The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology Owerri has selected a new Vice Chancellor for the Institution.
She is Professor Nnenna Oti.
Announcing the result of the interview which was attended by seven candidates, The Pro- Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the University Professor John Offem said Professor Oti scored seventy five point five percent to beat her closest rival Professor Ikechukwu Dozie who scored sixty nine point seven percent.
The Pro Chancellor said the name of the new VC will be forwarded to the Visitor to the University in line with the procedure.
Before her appointment, Prof. Nnenna Oti was the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO).
Prof. (Mrs) Nnenna Nnannaya Oti is a Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Conservation. She was a two-time Dean of Post-Graduate School. She is a three-time Head of Department of Soil Science and Technology in the School of Agricultural and Agriculture Technology (SAAT) and the immediate past chairman, Gender Policy Unit.
She holds a Bachelor of Agriculture degree (B.Agric) in Soil Science from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN; (First Class Honours), Masters in Soil Science (Soil Biology and Biochemistry Option), UNN; a Postgraduate Diploma in Irrigation Engineering (Distinction) from Katholic University Leuven, Belgium and capped her academic laurels with a PhD in Soil and Environmental Conservation from FUTO.
Prof. Oti has over 34yrs in academics, teaching research and administration in the Nigerian university system with international exposure.
She has had hands-on experience working as a consultant to government and private sector and various times in diverse capacities ranging from TETFund, Anambra Imo River Basin Development Authority, National Biotechnology Development Agency etc.
She has over 65 academic papers, 40 seminar and workshop papers, edited a handbook, 50 public lectures and over 10 technical reports for the Federal government of Nigeria.
Born on the November 15th, 1958 in Afikpo North Ebonyi State, she is married to Dr Nnannaya Oti and blessed with 3 children.
Professor Oti will be the 8th substantive Vice chancellor of the federal university of technology owerri.