Nnenna Oti: History as FUTO Elects First Female Vice-Chancellor
- History has been made in the Federal University of Technology, Owerri
- This is as the 41-year-old institution appointed its first female vice-chancellor
- Professor Nnenna Oti will take over the helms of affairs from Professor Francis Eze
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History was made on Tuesday, April 13, as Professor Nnenna Oti was appointed the vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO).
With the appointment, the don becomes the first female to be elected in the capacity of VC in the prestigious institution.
According to Premium Times, Oti beat six other contenders to become the 8th substantive vice-chancellor of the 41-year-old university.
She is currently the deputy vice-chancellor (academics) of FUTO and was a two-time dean of the post-graduate school.
Professor Oti 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 chairperson of the Gender Policy Unit (GPU).
With over 20-year lecturing experience, the new FUTO VC has over 65 academic papers, 40 seminar and workshop papers, edited a handbook, 50 public lectures.
She also over 10 technical reports for the federal government of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported in a related news that Nigerian Nabila Aguele was appointed by the Business School for the World, INSEAD, as a member of its board of directors.
The appointment, which takes effect from June 18, 2021, was announced in a statement by the Dean of INSEAD, Professor Ilian Mihov, on Thursday, March 18.
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With the appointment, Aguele entered the history book as the youngest person appointed to the board. Besides, she is the second African and second woman of African descent and the first Nigerian to be appointed by INSEAD.
A lawyer with a track record as a public policy advisor, Aguele is the special adviser to Nigeria’s minister of finance, budget and national planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed Shamzuna.