Prof. Nnenna Oti has been appointed the 8th Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). This was revealed in a press briefing by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Prof. John Offem, which was made available to Boldscholar on Tuesday by the Director of Press, Ben Bem Goong.

The selection process began in December 2020, as advertised in the Daily Sun and Guardian Newspaper.

By the end of the selection process, Prof Nnenna N. Oti scored the highest mark of 75.5 ahead of her closest opponent, Prof. Ikechukwu Dozie, who scored 69.7.

Before her appointment, Prof. Nnenna Oti was the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO).

Brief Biography:

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.

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