The Visitor and Governor of Ogun State has announced the appointment of Professor Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. Professor Olatunde succeeds Professor Saburi A. Adesanya who until recently was the Vice Chancellor of the University.
As the Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Olatunji be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the 35-year old institution.
As part of his assignment, he will be responsible for providing leadership in research and academic respectively. Until his appointment, Professor Olatunde is a staff of the Department of Biological Sciences of Osun State University, Osogbo.
Professor Olatunde holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Zoology, Second Class Upper Division of the University of Lagos, a Masters Degree in Agricultural Biology and a Doctorate Degree in Agriculture, both of the University of Ibadan. Professor Olatunde had been a Research Officer I with the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute Lagos, and Research Fellow with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan before joining the services of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, where he was for 20 years before being appointed by the Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State. Professor Olatunde has served in various committees of Senate and Councils of Universities. He was one time Acting Head of Department, Deputy Dean, Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Branch, Zonal Coordinator of Ibadan Zone of ASUU, Coordinator, Student Industrial Work Experience (SIWES), Director of Academic Planning, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Acting Vice-Chancellor. Additionally, Professor Olatunde was a member of the Governing Council of two Universities at different times.
Professor Olatunde has attended many professional training courses abroad, and also many Management and Leadership Trainings, both at home and abroad. Some of which are: Creative Leadership For Total Transformation of African Tertiary Institutions, conducted by the University of Stellenbosch Business School, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2010; Enhancing the Quality of Teaching, Research and Administration in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions, conducted by Brunel Business School, Brunel University, West London, UK in 2011; Establishing and Sustaining Entrepreneurship Centres in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions, conducted by the University of Wolverhampton, Midland, UK in 2012; the International Collaborations and Partnerships For Higher Education Growth and Development, conducted by Brunel University, West London, UK in 2013; and Transformational Changes In Higher Education: Positioning Your Institution For Future Success, Conducted by Harvard University, Boston, USA in 2014.
Professor Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde is well published in reputable international and national journal outfits, with over 45 publications to his credit. He is happily married and blessed with children. We wish Professor Olatunde God’s guidance and wisdom in this assignment.
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