The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) has elected Prof Nnenna Oti as the new Vice Chancellor of the institution.
She succeeds the outgoing vice chancellor, Prof. Francis Eze.
Prof. Oti was the deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic until her new appointment.
She emerged top 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 her appointment after a day-long selection and interview of the seven candidates that scaled through the initial selection process.
Prof. Offem said that there were a total of 29 applications at the initial stage and only seven emerged after final selection.
Prof Oti hails from Ebonyi state.