The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) has selected Prof. (Mrs) Nnenna Nnannaya Oti as the new Vice Chancellor for the Institution, making her the first female VC of the institution.
Prof. Mrs. Oti, who is expected to succeed the outgoing VC Prof. F. C. Eze in June 2021, would be recognized as the 8th Substantive VC of the University. Untill her emergence, she was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) on Academics of FUTO.
Prof. Nnenna Oti is a Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Conservation. 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 November 15th, 1958 in Afikpo North LGA of Ebonyi State, she is married to Dr Nnannaya Oti and blessed with 3 children.