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.