The governing council of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) has appointed Prof Nnenna Oti as the new Vice Chancellor (VC) to succeed the outgoing helmsman, Prof. Francis Eze.
Prof. Oti, until her new appointment was the Deputy Vice Chancellor, (Academic).
She emerged tops with 75.5 points to beat six other candidates.
Her closest rival was Prof. Ikechukwu Dozie who scored 69.7 points.
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Prof. John Offem announced the appointment of the new vice chancellor after a day-long selection and interview of the seven candidates that scaled through the initial selection process.
He said there were a total of 29 applications at the initial stage and only seven emerged after final selection.
Prof Oti hails from Ebonyi state.