The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has elected a Professor of Chemistry, Olufemi Peters, as its new Vice-Chancellor.
A statement issued on Friday by NOUN Director of Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Sheme, said 64-year-old Peters emerged on Thursday, after beating six other candidates in a keenly contested race at the nation’s Open and Distance Learning institution.
He is to take over from the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, whose five-year single tenure elapses on February 10, 2021.
Peters, a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of NOUN, has a track record of academic excellence spanning three decades, including many competencies in the area of ODL.
The newly elected VC, who is of Ogun state origin, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from University of Ibadan (1979), a Masters’ degree in Polymer Science and Technology from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, (1982) and a PhD in Degradation and Stabilisation in Polymers from Victoria University of Manchester, UK (1988).
Peters is a member of the Chemical Society of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Society as well.