The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) has announced the appointment of Prof. Nnenna N. Oti as the 8th substantive Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO).She is to succeed the outgoing VC, Prof. F C Eze.
The Governing Council on April 13, 2021 led by Prof. John Offem announced Prof. Mrs. Nnenna Nnannaya Oti as the incoming Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the institution making her the first Female VC in the history of FUTO since inception.
Prof. Mrs. Oti is expected to succeed the outgoing VC Prof. F. C. Eze in June 2021, and would be recognized as the 8th Substantive VC of the University.
She is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC), Academics, FUTO, and the first woman to assume such position since the establishment of the University.
Prior to her present position, Prof. Mrs. Oti served as the Dean of Postgraduate School, FUTO.
Prof Mrs Oti graduated with First Class Honours in Soil Science in 1982 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
She further obtained her M.Sc. in Soil Microbiology/Biochemistry in 1986 from UNN.
She later bagged PGD in Irrigation Engineering (Distinction) 1987 from the notable Katholieke University, Leuven (KUL) Belgium.
She then proceeded for her Ph.D in Soil/Environmental Control in FUTO, in 2002.
Prof. Oti obtained the NUC–Best Ph.D award [NUDTAS] in 2002.
She served as a Member of the 2014 National Confab. She has these honours to her credit: FSSSN; MASN; MSSSA; MCSSA; MASA; JP.
Prof. Nnenna Oti hails from Afikpo, Ebonyi State. She is a highly seasoned, versatile and an accomplished scholar.
She is a Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Conservation. By June 2021, Prof. Oti would be succeeding the 7th Substantive VC, Prof. Eze.