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FUTA Appoints New Vice Chancellor – Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape


Meet FUTA New VC,Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape

Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape – FUTA VC

Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA Governing Council appoints Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape new Vice Chancellor.

The
Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA
has appointed Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape as the Seventh substantive
Vice Chancellor of the University. The Council presided over by the
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Senator Joseph Waku, ratified
the appointment at its Special meeting held on Thursday May 18, 2017.

According to a letter of appointment personally signed by Senator Waku, Professor Fuwape’s Appointment which takes effect from Wednesday May 24, 2017 is for a single term of five years. 

Professor
Fuwape of FUTA’s Department of Forestry and Wood Technology was
educated at the University of Ibadan where he obtained his B.sc 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, Oxford, UK. March,
1992.

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Reports has it that Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape 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 the
Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Professor 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.
He
is a member of the Forestry Association of Nigeria, Institute of Wood
Science, England, International Society of Tropical Foresters, Science
Association of Nigeria, Forest Products Society and International Union
of Forestry Research Organizations.
He is married to Professor Ibiyinka Fuwape and blessed with children.
Prof. Fuwape succeeds Professor Adebiyi Daramola, whose term ends on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017.

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