Meet Professor Nnenna Nnannaya Oti, the first female VC of FUTO

Professor Nnenna Nnannaya Oti was recently made Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). The news made the rounds online as she broke record to be the first female to hold such a position in the school.

Below is her Biography;

Prof. (Mrs) Nnenna Nnannaya Oti is a Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Conservation and currently on her second tenure as Dean of Post-Graduate School. She is a three-time Head of Department of Soil Science and Technology in the School of Agricultural and Agriculture Technology (SAAT) and the immediate past chairman, Gender Policy Unit.

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 the November 15th, 1958 in Afikpo North Ebonyi State, she is married to Dr Nnannaya Oti and blessed with 3 children.

Below is a video of her dancing to Ogene beats