National Open University of Nigeria gets new VC -

National Open University of Nigeria gets new VC

The governing council of the National Open university of Nigeria (NOUN) has elected Olufemi Peters because the new Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

Mr Peters, who could be a professor of Chemistry, was elected on Thursday.

In a statement on Friday morning, the spokesperson of the institution, Ibrahim Sheme, said the 64-year-old Mr Peters beat six other candidates to clinch the coveted seat in an exceedingly keenly contested race at the institution.

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“He is to require over the reins from the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, whose five-year single tenure elapses on February 10, 2021,” Mr Sheme said. “The newly elected VC, who is of Ogun state origin, holds a Bachelor’s degree (Second Class Upper) in Chemistry from University of Ibadan (1979), a Masters’ degree in Polymer Science and Technology from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, (1982) and a PhD (Degradation and Stabilisation in Polymers) from Victoria University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology (1988), uk,” the statement reads partly.

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Mr Sheme said the newly elected VC has over 60 published works, 44 of which are Journal articles, and “the remaining are peer-reviewed published proceedings and technical reports within the fields of chemistry, polymer science and technology, agriculture and in ODL in peer-reviewed international and native journals.

“Owner of a Google scholar index of 8, the newly elected VC of the National Open University of Nigeria has supervised a complete of 16 postgraduate students, seven of whom were doctoral candidates (four of whom are now professors),” the statement reads.

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