Olufemi Peters, a professor of chemistry, has emerged as the new vice-chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).


NAN reports that Ibrahim Sheme, NOUN’s director of media and publicity, broke the news in a statement on Friday.

The statement said Peters, who hails from Ogun state, emerged the VC after defeating six other candidates in a keenly contested election.

It added that the professor, a former deputy vice-chancellor of NOUN, is expected to take over from Abdalla Adamu, the outgoing VC, whose five-year single tenure would elapse on February 10, 2021.


“Professor Peters, boasts an impressive track record of academic excellence spanning three decades, including many competencies in the area of ODL,” the statement read.

“He has over 60 published works, 44 of which are Journal articles, and the remaining are peer reviewed published proceedings and technical reports in the fields of chemistry, polymer science and technology, as well as agriculture.”

According to the statement, Peters holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Ibadan (UI) in 1979 as well as a masters’ degree in polymer science and technology from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria in 1982.


It added that Peters belongs to several professional bodies including 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).

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