Prof Nnenna Oti Emerges First Female FUTO Vice Chancellor + 7 Facts To Know About Her

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Prof Nnenna Oti has been elected as the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) by the Governing Council of the institution.

This appointment also makes her the first-ever female VC of the institution.

Nnenna Oti until her new appointment, was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics will succeed the outgoing vice-chancellor, Prof. Francis Eze.

She emerged top with 75.5 points to beat six other candidates. Her closest rival was Prof. Ikechukwu Dozie who scored 69.7 points.

Here are some facts to know about her.

1. Nnenna Oti was born on November 15th, 1958 in Afikpo North Ebonyi State where she hails from.

2. She holds a Bachelor of Agriculture degree (B.Agric) in Soil Science from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, (UNN) (First Class Honours), a Master in Soil Science (Soil Biology and Biochemistry Option), UNN, a Postgraduate Diploma in Irrigation Engineering (Distinction) from Katholic University Leuven, Belgium and a Ph.D. in Soil and Environmental Conservation from FUTO.

3. She is a three-time Head of the Department of Soil Science and Technology in the School of Agricultural and Agriculture Technology (SAAT) and the immediate past chairman, of the Gender Policy Unit.

4. Prof. Oti has over 34yrs in academics, teaching research, and administration in the Nigerian university system with international exposure.

5. She has hands-on experience working as a consultant to the government and private sector and at various times in diverse capacities ranging from TETFund, Anambra Imo River Basin Development Authority, National Biotechnology Development Agency, etc.

6. She has over 65 academic papers, 40 seminars, and workshop papers, edited a handbook, 50 public lectures, and over 10 technical reports for the Federal government of Nigeria.

7. She is married to Dr. Nnannaya Oti and blessed with 3 children.