NOUN appoints 3rd Deputy VC for technology, innovation

The National Open University Nigeria (NOUN) appointed Prof. Monioluwa Olaniyi as the third Deputy Vice-Chancellor the Institution, following the approval the University’s Senate.

A statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Ibrahim Sheme, Director, Media and Publicity NOUN, the varsity appointed the female professor as the pioneer DVC in charge Technology, Innovation and Research.

According to the statement, the appointment makes the the University the one with three Deputy Vice Chancellors and also makes Olaniyi the second female emerging as DVC since the inception the school.

Prior to her appointment, she was the Dean, Faculty Sciences.

The letter appointment Registrar NOUN, Mr Felix Edoka, the statement reads:

“I am pleased to inform you that the Governing Council, at its 66th meeting held on 14th July, 2021, approved your appointment as the pioneer Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Technology, Innovation & Research) following your election University Senate at its meeting held on 7th July, 2021.

“As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Technology, Innovation & Research) you are expected to report to the Vice-Chancellor and to assist him in the day to day administration the university.”

In a related development, the Governing Council also approved the appointment Prof. Isaac Butswat as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) Administration, with from July 14, also for a two years.

According to the Registrar, Butswat is also to assist the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olufemi Peters, in the day to day administration the university.

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