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NOUN appoints 3rd Deputy VC for technology, innovation

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NOUN appoints 3rd Deputy VC for technology, innovation

By Ifeanyi Nwoko

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) appointed Prof. Monioluwa Olaniyi as the institution’s third deputy vice-chancellor, following the approval of the University Senate.

In a statement released in Abuja on Wednesday by Ibrahim Sheme, NOUN’s media and advertising director, the university named the pioneering DVC professor in charge of technology, innovation and research.

According to the statement, the appointment makes the university the only one in Nigeria with three deputy vice chancellors and also makes Olaniyi the second woman to become DVC since the school’s inception.

Prior to her appointment, she was Dean of the Faculty of Science.

The letter of appointment of the Registrar of NOUN, Mr. Felix Edoka, the press release reads as follows:

“I am pleased to inform you that the Board of Directors, at its 66th meeting held on July 14, 2021, approved your appointment as pioneering vice-rector (Technology, Innovation & Research) following your election by the University Senate at its meeting held on July 7, 2021.

“As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Technology, Innovation and Research), you are accountable to the Vice-Chancellor and assist him in the day-to-day management of the university. “

In a related development, the Board of Trustees also approved the appointment of Professor Isaac Butswat as Assistant Vice Chancellor (DVC) Administration, with effect from July 14, also for a period of two years.

According to the registrar, Butswat is also to assist the vice-chancellor, Professor Olufemi Peters, in the day-to-day administration of the university.

Butswat was until now the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and replaces the immediate past DVC, Professor Justus Shokefun, who served from 2019 to 2021. (NAN)

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