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Olufemi Peters Is The New VC Of National Open University

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The National Open University of Nigeria, on Thursday, elected Olufemi Peters, a Professor of Chemistry, as its new Vice-Chancellor.

The 64-year-old Peters is set to replace Abdalla Uba Adamu, whose five-year single tenure elapses on February 10, 2021.

The spokesperson of the institution, Ibrahim Sheme disclosed this development in a statement on Friday, stating the new VC’s profile.

The statement partly read: “The newly elected VC, who is of Ogun state origin, holds a Bachelor’s degree (Second Class Upper) in Chemistry from University of Ibadan (1979), a Masters’ degree in Polymer Science and Technology from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, (1982) and a PhD (Degradation and Stabilisation in Polymers) from Victoria University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology (1988), United Kingdom.”

“Professor Peters is a member of the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) and a Fellow of the Society as well. Aside from having been a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (2007), he is also a member of other professional bodies: The Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN); the African Council for Distance Education (ACDE); the Materials Science & Technology Society of Nigeria (MSN), and the Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN),” it added.

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