DVC – Administration

Prof. Julius Sunday Orebiyi,


Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration(FUTO)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration
Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

E-mail Address: julius.orebiyi@futo.edu.ng




  • Professor Julius Sunday Orebiyi hails from Ogbe, Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria.
  • He is Married with Children and he is a devout Christian.
  • Obtained his first school leaving certificate in 1969.
  • West African School Certificate in 1974.
  • A–level Cambridge Certificate in 1977.
  • B.Sc. (Hons) 21 Agricultural Economics in 1981.
  • M.Sc. Agric–Economics (Agric. Finance & Cooperatives) in 1985.
  • PhD. Agric. Finance & Rural Development, 2000.
  • Appointed Graduate Assistant on 1st October 1983 by the Federal University of Technology Owerri.
  • Published over 120 articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals, Proceedings, Technical Reports and attended Conferences/Organized Workshops both locally and internationally.
  • Promoted Professor of Agricultural Economics by the Governing Council of FUTO on 1st October 2006.
  • Appointed Head, Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension FUTO January 2001–2003 and May 2005–September 2006 Respectively.
  • Head, Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension, Kogi State University Anyigba November 2006–August 2008 (Leave of Absence/Sabbatical).
  • Dean, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology Owerri (FUTO) July 1st, 2013–June 30th, 2015.
  • Director, Centre for Agricultural Research and Extension, July 1st, 2016–September 9th, 2018.
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Federal University of Technology Owerri; September 10th, 2018–till date
  • Supervised and Graduated over 13 Ph.D’s, 14 M.Sc and over 120 first degree students.
  • Research Interests include;
    • Financing of Small Scale Farmers.
    • Production in Economics Research.
    • Research on Risks, Uncertainties, Insurance and Food Security.
    • Technology Adoption Research and
    • Agricultural Marketing.

Prof. J.S. Orebiyi was the 29th Inaugural Lecturer of the Federal University of Technology Owerri.

  • External Examiners at Undergraduate and Post-Graduate levels to so many Universities in Nigeria, too numerous to mention.
  • Chairman and member of many University, School and Departmental Committees as well as many Investigative Panels.
  • Member of many Professional Associations such as NAAE, FAMAN, ASN, STAN, NRSA etc.
  • Hobbies include Reading, Listening to Gospel Music, Watching Christian Movies, and Football etc.

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