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.
“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.
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.