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FUTA appoints Fuwape as new VC



The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) has appointed Prof Joseph Adeola Fuwape as the Seventh substantive vice chancellor of the institution following the retirement of embattled Prof Daramola in controversial circumstances.

The Council presided over by the Pro-chancellor, Senator Joseph Waku, ratified the appointment at its special meeting held on Thursday May 18, 2017. According to a letter of appointment signed by Senator Waku, Prof Fuwape’s appointment, which takes effect from Wednesday May 24, 2017, is for a single term of five years. 

Prof Fuwape of FUTA’s Department of Forestry and Wood Technology was educated at the University of Ibadan (UI) where he obtained his Forestry in 1979, M.Sc. Wood Products Engineering, 1982 and Ph.D. in Wood Products Engineering, 1984. He had his Post-Doctoral research in Wood composite system, University of North Wales. Bangor between1991-1992.  He was also a Visiting research scientist, Department of Plant Science, Institute of Tropical Forestry University of Oxford, UK. March, 1992.


He started his university teaching and research career at the Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Ibadan in 1982.  He secured appointment as Lecturer II at the Federal University of Technology Akure in 1984 and rose to the rank of a Professor on October 1st 1996.

At FUTA, Prof Fuwape served as Head of Forestry and Wood Technology Department for seven years, Dean School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology for four years and member of the University Governing Council for eight years. He served as the pioneer Director of Quality Assurance Unit, FUTA from 2010 to 2012. 

He was also Vice-Chancellor of the Salem University Lokoja between 2012 and 2017.

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