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Prof Francis Ogbonnaya Otunta

The Vice-Chancellor


Age: 55 years
Date Of Birth: 29th April, 1958
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Profession: Mathematician

Education Qualification

Pry-School Leaving Cert: St Patrick’s Primary School Afikpo. Started: 1964. Ended: 1971

SSCE: Izzi High School Abakaliki . Started: 1972. Ended: 1976

B.Sc: (Ind. Maths) Uniben Started: 1978. Ended: 1982

M.Sc: (Maths – Operations Research) U I. Started: 1984. Ended: 1985

Ph.D. (Mathematics) Unilorin Started:  Ended1991

Professional History

Graduate Assistant in: university of Benin . Started: 1983
Assistant Lecturer: university of Benin
Lecturer II: university of Benin . Started: 1988
Lecturer I: university of Benin . Started: 1991
Senior Lecturer: university of Benin . Started: 1997
Professor of Mathematics : university of Benin . Started: 2003
External examiner: Federal University of Tech. Minna . Started: 2004. Ended: 2006
External examiner: Abia State University . Started: 2008
External examiner: Ebonyi State University. Started: 2005. Ended: 2007
External examiner: Auchi Polytechnic Auchi. Started: 1995
External examiner: Auchi Polytechnic Auchi. Started: 2000. Ended: 2001
External Assessor: FUT AKURE . Started: 2005. Ended: 2010
External Assessor: Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma. Started: 2006. Ended: 2007
External Assessor: University of Ado Ekiti. Started: 2006
External Assessor: Abia State University. Started: 2008. Ended: 2009
External examiner: University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) . Started: 2003
Member: University Admissions Board, UNIBEN. Started: 2004. Ended: 2006
Member: Centre For Part-Time Management Board, UNIBEN. Started: 2004. Ended: 2006
Member: Central Entrance Examinations Committee, UNIBEN. Started: 2004. Ended: 2006
Member: University of Benin, Congregation representative. Started: 1999. Ended: 2004
Congregation Representative : Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, University of Benin.. Started: 1997. Ended: 2001
Member: University of Benin Computer Management Board. Started: 1995. Ended: 1999
Vice Chairman: Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU), Benin Chapter. Started: 1994. Ended: 1998
Chairman: Faculty of Science Research and Publications Committee, UNIBEN. Started: 1994. Ended: 1998
: Faculty of Science Disciplinary Committee on Examinations Malpractice, University of Benin. Started: 1992. Ended: 1993
Director: Central Records Processing Unit Vice Chancellor’s Office Uniben. Started: 2004. Ended: 2006
Head of Mathematics Department: University of Benin. Started: 2002. Ended: 2004
Executive Editor: Benin Journal of Mathematical Science . Started: 1998. Ended: 2001
Deputy Director of Research: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. University of Benin. Started: 1997. Ended: 1999
Examinations Officer: Faculty of Science, University of Benin. Started: 1994. Ended: 1998
Departmental Examinations Officer: Mathematics & Computer Science Department, University of Benin. Started: 1993. Ended: 1994
President: National Association of Mathematics Students of Nigeria, UNIBEN Chapter. Started: 1980. Ended: 1981

Professional Qualifications

Member: National Association of Mathematics of Nigeria
Member: Nigeria Mathematical Society

Membership of Societies:

Nigeria Mathematical Society (NMS), National Association of Mathematics of Nigeria

Associations & Awards:

NYSC Best Employer of the year 2007; Honorary Award of Excellence – The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion; GAPA Award – The People State & Resource Magazine (PSRM) ;

Development in Nigeria Merit Award

(2009) – The People State & Resource Magazine (PSRM) ;

Distinguished Leadership in Nigeria Gold Award – Media Communications and Corporate Africa Limited

;PHF of Rotary Club.