Professor Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde appointed as Olabisi Onabanjo University substantive Vice-Chancelllor


The Governing Council of Olabisi Onabanjo
University, Ago-Iwoye has approved the
appointment of Professor Ganiyu Olatunji
Olatunde as the substantive Vice-Chancellor
of the University with effect from Friday, 13th
October, 2017 for a period of five years.
The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor 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.
He was 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. He,
thereafter, joined the services of Osun State
University, Osogbo, Osun State.
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, 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.
As a distinguished academic, 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.
It would be recalled that Professor Olatunde
was initially appointed as Acting Vice-
Chancellor in May, 2017 by the Executive
Governor of Ogun State and Visitor to the
University, His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle
Amosun, CON, FCA.
The Vice-Chancellor is happily married and
blessed with children.

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