Professor F.I. Ugwuowo gained admission to study Statistics at UNN in 1984. He obtained B.Sc (Hons) degree in Statistics in 1988 and M.Sc (Operations Research and Industrial Statistics) in 1991.
He joined the services of this University in April, 1992 as an Assistant Lecturer and rose to the rank of Professor in October 1, 2010. He was sponsored by World Bank to University of Ulster Coleraine, Northern Ireland, U.K. to conduct his Ph.D research, which was awarded by University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1996. Prof. Ugwuowo was a Visiting Scientist at Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, India under the auspices of TWAS-UNESCO Associateship Scheme, which was awarded for 2000-2003 and later renewed for 2003-2006. He was the winner of Jamie Brooks Memorial Scholarship in 1990 for his M.Sc in Department of Statistics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is a Fellow of Royal Statistical Society London since 1995 and a Member of Nigerian Statistical Association.