Prof Nnenna Oti: 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The FUTO’s First Female VC

Prof Nnenna Oti

In this article, we'd be seeing some amazing facts you'd love to know about the just appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). Prof Nnenna Oti isn't just being celebrated because of the appointment, she is also the first female VC of the institution that has existed for more than 40 years. This is really a great achievement that will be remembered for ages.

Prof Nnenna Oti Biography

• Prof. (Mrs) Nnenna Nnannaya Oti was born on the 15th of November, 1958 in Afikpo North Ebonyi State.
• 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 Catholic University Leuven, Belgium and capped her academic laurels with a Ph.D. 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 is a Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Conservation. 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, Gender Policy Unit.
• Prof Nnenna Oti is married to Dr Nnannaya Oti and blessed with 3 children.

Prof Nnenna Oti Honours/Awards

• 2014: Delegate, 2014 National Conference representing Ebonyi/South East
• 2003: Best PhD Thesis in Nigeria (2002) Award – National Universities Commission, NUC, Nigeria Doctoral Thesis Award Scheme (NUDTAS).
• 2004: Certificate OF Merit, Federal University of Technology, Owerri for producing the best PhD Dissertation in Soil Science in Nigeria (2002) by the National Universities Commission’s rating.
• 2004 – 2006: Post Doctoral Fellowship Award, Ebonyi State Government of Nigeria.
• 1978 – 1982: Federal Government of Nigeria Merit Award
• 1982: Best Graduating Student, Faculty of Agriculture, UNN
• 1977: Imo State Government Student Scholarship Award
• 1982: U.A.C. of Nigeria Prize for Best Student in Agriculture
• 1982: Best Graduating Student, Department of Soil Science
• 1986 – 1987: European Economic Community Scholarship (EEC) for Developing Countries in Katholic University, Leuven, Belgium
• 1996 – 1997: World Bank Grant for Overseas Development for Academic Staff in Nigeria Scholarship Scheme for PhD Universities. Lome III Project.
• 1997 – 2002: Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria Staff Scholarship for PhD Studies.

What do you think? Before you leave, also check out our next article on the biography of IMSU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Peter Akah.

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