DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (ACADEMIC)
DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (DEVELOPMENT)
PRO-CHANCELLOR AND CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL EKSU
Bamitale Omole is a distinguished Professor of International Relations, educational administrator, and former Vice- Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria from 2011-2016. He received a BA (History) and M. Sc (International Relations) from the University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and an MPhil and PhD in Political Science/International Relations from the University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France. Prof Bamitale Omole also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Law and Organisation for Development from The Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherland. Additionally, he holds a Diploma in French Language from CAVILAM, Vichy, France. Prof Omole also holds a Certificate in Fundraising Fundamentals, Certificate in University Research Management and a Certificate in Executive Leadership for University Management. Before serving as the Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof Omole was the Vice-Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Administration and a two term member of the Governing Council, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He also served on a number of government Boards. In 2014, he was the INEC Chief Returning Officer for the Osun State Gubernatorial Election.
As an international academic, Professor Omole served as a Visiting Fellow, The Korean Foundation, Seoul, South Korea. He was at various times a Visiting Fellow at the Centre d’Etudes d’Afrique Noire, Institute d’Etudes Politique, Bordeaux, France. He is also a laureate of the United States of America International Visitors Leadership Program, Washington DC, USA.
In the course of an illustrious academic career, Professor Bamitale Omole has won different scholarships, Fellowships, Grants and Awards. Amongst these are: Federal Government Scholarship, Western State of Nigeria Scholarship Award, French Government Fellowship “Bourse de Sejour Scientific de Haut Niveau en Science Politique”, The Netherland Government Scholarship, Korean Foundation Fellowship, USIA/Ford Foundation Award, Fellowship Award of the Centre International d’Etudes Scientifique (CIES) Paris, France, and a UNESCO Fellowship at the Centre for Advice, Research and Educational Rights Malawi.
A bold and thorough administrator and reformer with great strength in fundraising and networking, Prof. Omole spearheaded various innovative and landmark initiatives during his tenure as Vice-Chancellor leading to the University being ranked the best in Nigeria for three consecutive years during his tenure. His tenure was focused on promoting excellence in teaching and research across academic fields and the rapid infrastructural development of the University.
An International Relations Expert by training, Professor Omole’s wide area of policy and academic interest is in International Economic Relations, International Relations of the Francophone States, Africa and Globalisation, Development and Democratic Studies. He has published extensively on these themes in various Nigerian and International journals.
Professor Omole professional work includes consultancies with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank, AfDB and UNESCO. He is a member of many professional organizations and serves on the boards of a number of profit and non-profit organizations. A widely travelled academic, Prof Bamitale Omole has travelled to over thirty countries in Africa, Europe, USA, and Asia for research, seminar and conferences.
Prof Bamitale Omole who hails from Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria speaks fluently French and English.
He is happily married with grown up children.
EKSU Vice Chancellor
The Executive Governor of Ekiti State and Visitor to Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi has approved the appointment of Professor Edward Olorunsola Olanipekun as the 8th Substantive Vice Chancellor of the University. The appointment which is for a five year tenure took effect from 20th August, 2019.
Professor Olanipekun was born in Ado-Ekiti on 9th March, 1966. He attended St. Paul’s Anglican Primary School A, Odo-Ado, Ado-Ekiti between Sept. 1972 and July 1977. Thereafter, he proceeded to Mary Immaculate Grammar School between 1977 and 1982 for his secondary education.
The new Vice-Chancellor bagged B.Sc degree in Chemistry in 1986, M.Sc in Industrial Chemistry in 1988 and Ph.D in Industrial Chemistry in 1995, all obtained from the University of Ibadan.
He joined the services of Ekiti State University in October 1991 as Lecturer II, became a Lecturer I in October 1993 and was promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer in October 1996. In October 2000, he became a Reader and got to the exalted position of a Professor in October 2003.
Professor Olanipekun has served in various capacities in the University such as Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies; Director, Directorate of Pre-Degree Programmes; Acting Head, Department of Chemistry; member, University Governing Council; member, Council Appeal Committee; member University Central Admissions Committee; member, Joint Council and Senate Selection Board for the appointment of Vice Chancellor among many others.
He also belongs to many professional bodies like the Chemical Society of Nigeria and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (MSETAC). He is a Fellow of Chemical Society of Nigeria.
Professor Edward Olanipekun was appointed Chairman of the Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic of Oil and Gas, Ekowe, Bayelsa State in 2017 by His Excellency, President Mohammadu Buhari, a position he still occupies till date.
Meanwhile, the new Vice Chancellor has been ushered into his office in a colourful ceremony which involved hymns of praise, thanksgiving, exhortation and prayers for a successful tenure of office.
The exhortation was given by the Catholic Bishop of Ekiti Diocese, Bishop Felix Ajakaye, who was represented by Rev. Father Benedict Abimbola Joseph. He charged the new Vice Chancellor not to see his emergence as victory for contest, but to be guided by the humility of Jesus Christ. The Catholic Bishop also urged him to allow the words of God to dwell richly in him as he pilots the affairs of the University.
In his response, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Edward Olanipekun promised to introduce reforms that would benefit the University community. He promised to make the welfare of staff and students his priority.
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) EKSU
Patrick Olugbenga Tedela was born on 25th May, 1967, to the family of late (Hon) J. M. Tedela and Mrs. F. A. Tedela of Igbaraodo-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
He attended the renowned Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti between 1977 and 1982 and the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) between 1983 and 1987 where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Botany. In 1988, after observing the mandatory National Youth Service in Dass, Bauchi State. Olugbenga Tedela returned to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he obtained M.Sc degree in Botany specializing in Plant Systematics in 1991. He worked briefly as a class teacher in Irepodun High School, Ipao-Ekiti and Corpus Christi College, Ilawe between 1991 and 1993. He started his Ph.D degree in the then University of Ado-Ekiti in 1998 and completed it in 2004.
Prof. Olugbenga Tedela joined the services of the then Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti (now Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti) in 1993 as an Assistant Lecturer and rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2013. He has served in many administrative capacities in the University, few of which are Ag. HOD, Department of Plant Science (2005-2007, 2008-2010, 2011-2012) Ag. HOD, Department of Science Laboratory Technology (2013-2015) and Chairman, Business Committee of Faculty Board of Studies (2008-2016), Provost, College of Postgraduate Studies (August, 2018 to February, 2020) and presently, he is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
Prof. Tedela, a fellow of the African Scientific Institute is a member of many professional bodies and has published over forty articles in reputable local and international journals. The easy going, humble and highly resourceful Prof. has impacted tremendously on the lives of many students which had earned him a lot of awards from the students body. Worthy of note among the awards is the Impactful Personality award (2010) for exceptional contribution to student unionism and societal development.
Prof. P. O. Tedela is married to Mrs. H. B. Tedela, a Journalist and they are blessed with two children.
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development) EKSU
Prof. Francis Adewale Olajide, a native of Effon – Ekiti, Ekiti State, was born on June 4th 1952, to the family of late Prince Mathew Olajide and Olori Victoria Olajide.
Professor Wale Olajide attended SS Peter and Paul Major Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan in 1971. He earned three degrees (B.A, M.A and Ph.D) from the University of Ibadan between 1976 and 1988. He holds a Diploma in Religious Study from the same University in 1975 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti in 2008.
He joined the pioneers of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ado – Ekiti (now Ekiti State University) in 1983 and went for other services in several organizations and establishments before he later returned to the University in 2004 and was head of the Department of Philosophy twice, and became a Professor in 2011. He delivered his inaugural lecture in 2017.
He is an astute administrator, who has worked across various disciplines such as media, banking, teaching and research. He is a social democrat with high integrity. He is a Professor of Philosophy who specializes in Epistemology, Existentialism and African Philosophy. Professor Olajide has numerous publications, nationally and internationally. He often teaches on invitation at a Bible College in the United Kingdom and the Houdegbe North American University and Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
Professor Olajide has served on several boards and committees in the University, one of which is the committee that produced the University anthem. He has been serving as the the University Orator since 2004. He is married and blessed with children.
The EKSU Registrar, Mr. Arogundade was born in Ado Ekiti on 4th February, 1963. He attended Emmanuel Anglican Primary School, Ado Ekiti (1969-1975) and Christ School Ado Ekiti (1975-1980) for his Elementary and Secondary School Education.
The new EKSU Registrar bagged a Bachelors Degree in History at the University of Benin, Benin City in 1986. He qualified as a Lawyer after attending the University of Ibadan between 1987 and 1990 where he bagged LL.B (Hons) and the Nigerian Law School in Lagos between 1990 and 1991.
Mr. Arogundade obtained his Masters Degree in Law (LL.M) at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2010. Before joining the services of the university, Mr. Arogundade had been an auxillary teacher, Litigation Counsel, Senior State Counsel at Ondo State Ministry of Justice Akure and One of the pioneer Senior State Counsels at Ekiti State Ministry of Justice, Ado Ekiti among others. The incoming Registrar had once been the Personal Assistant to the Hon. Attorney General in Ekiti State .He began his career in the university as a Senior Assistant Registrar (Legal Matters) on 20th October, 1997 and became Principal Assistant Registrar (Legal Matters) on 1st October, 2000.
He was appointed as Deputy Registrar (Legal Matters) on1st December, 2011.
He was on that position until his new appointment as the fifth substantive Registrar of the University.
The new Registrar was once the Director of the Advancement Centre of the University. He has served the university in several positions as member of the Students disciplinary committee, member of the Staff Disciplinary Committee, member Committee of the review of regulations governing the services of staff in the university, Secretary Council Technical Committee on the Report of the Visitation Panel, member, Committee on Internally Generated Revenue of the University Staff School and that of the Board of Governors, University Staff School.
Mr. Arogundade has attended several conferences locally and internationally.
An experienced Lawyer and seasoned Administrator, Barrister Arogundade is happily married with children.
Mr. Abimbola Louis Titiloye-Owolabi, who hails from Ikosu Ekiti is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He was appointed as the Bursar of the University effective 16th May, 2018. Prior to this appointment, he was an Acting Director in the Bursary Department. He was appointed on 1st July, 2002 to the Bursary Department of the University as a Principal Accountant and was promoted to the position of Chief Accountant on 1st October, 2005. He was again appointed as a Deputy Bursar on 1st December, 2011 and became an Acting Director on 3rd March, 2016.
His academic/professional qualifications include: B.Sc. (Ed.), Second Class Upper Division (1986) from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, B.Sc. (Accountancy), Second Class Upper Division (2007) from Imo State University and Masters in Education (1988) from University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos with a G.P.A of 3.50/5.00.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992, became Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAN) in 1995 and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in 2015.
Prior to his appointment as the Bursar, he had put in sixteen (16) unbroken years post honors degree accounting work experience in the Bursary Department of Ekiti State University, Ado – Ekiti with details as follows:
Principal Accountant/Head of Management Services Division 2002 – 2005
Chief Accountant/Head of Accounting Services Division 2005 – 2011
Deputy Bursar/Head of Accounting Services Division 2011 – 2015
Deputy Bursar/Head of Management Services Division 2015 – 2016
Acting Director – Directorate of Management Services 2016 – Date
Mr. A. L. Titiloye-Owolabi was once appointed as a Principal Accountant by the authorities of Federal Polytechnic, Ede and served between 2001 – 2002. He had earlier served as a Senior Accountant and later as a Principal Accountant between 1995 – 1998 with the College of Medicine of University of Lagos (CMUL), Idi-Araba. He was also appointed and served as Head of Accounts/Finance of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria between 1998 and 1999.
He also worked as Head of Accounts/Administration with several private organisations which included: Independent Television Producers’ Association of Nigeria Training School, Gbagada, Lagos State (1999 – 2000) as Head of Accounts/Management Accountant.
His administrative experiences in the University included services on several statutory and non-statutory Committees of the University including those for Governing Council. He had acted for the Bursar at several periods during the annual and/or short-time leave of the Bursar.
Mr. Abimbola Louis Titiloye-Owolabi (FCA) contributions have also assisted immensely in moving the Accounting system of the University from the era of qualified (adverse) reports to the present enviable state of viability.
Mr. Abimbola Louis Titiloye-Owolabi is happily married and the marriage is blessed with children.
Brief History of EKSU Library
The EKSU Library started in 1982 in a rented apartment opposite the University Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti. It moved to the University main campus in 1995 under the headship of the pioneer University Librarian, Mr. J.A. Arikembi. By 1990, the reasons to have an extension to the University Library became evident and this was accomplished. The extension gave birth to a separate Law Library, a larger research library, three senior staff offices and a more functional circulation outfit was put in place. Mr. G.O. Ogunleye, the then Deputy University Librarian was appointed Acting University Librarian in 1999 and became substantive University Librarian in 2002. In 2005, the Law Library relocated to a separate Law Library Building in the Faculty of Law premises on the demand of the Council of Legal Education. In 2007, the first phase of the three phases University Library became available for occupation and was immediately put into use.
The Mission of Ekiti State University Library is to have a library which provides information and library services of best practice globally; a library which provides print and electronic library resources accessible through physical and remote channels away from the library; a library which provides a peaceful and friendly atmosphere where students can acquire academic knowledge and freely interact with library staff; a library which has collaborative relationship with government, non-government agencies and other institutional libraries and a library which has a close relationship with the Deans of different faculties with the aim of providing web-enhanced learning services, getting inputs in book purchase and other faculty needs.
Ekiti State University Library Vision is a globalised academic and information centre which provides a hybrid of diverse forms of information resources made open to members of the academic community. It would be a library where services are of high global standard and library staff members are information experts who are friendly and approachable. It would be a library where collaborations and collective learning is provided for and teamwork structure is applied; where information resources and products are marketed through on-line and off-line modes. The University Library would be the focal point for web-enhanced interactive learning for students and academic staff of the University.