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Olufemi Peters emerges new VC of Open University

Written by MJ

December 4, 2020

A Professor of Chemistry, Olufemi Peters, has emerged the newly elected Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria.

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.

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