Professor Akin Oyebode was born in Ikole Ekiti on 9th December, 1947. He attended the famous Christ‘s School, Ado Ekiti for both his Secondary and Higher School Certificate Education. He proceeded to Kiev State University, Ukraine on a Federal Government scholarship in 1967 to study international Law.

After obtaining the LL.M. with highest distinction, he returned to the country in 1973 and joined the University of Lagos as an Assistant Lecturer. In 1974, he was admitted to the Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, obtaining another LL.M. in 1975. He subsequently went to the Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada, the largest and leading law school in Canada, earning the Doctor of Jurisprudence (D.Jur.) in 1988, having specialized in the Law of Treaties.

In 1991, the new Chairman of Council was appointed Professor of Law and founding Dean of the Faculty of Law of the then Ondo State University, a position he held until 1997, when he returned to the University of Lagos. Two years later, he was invited back to become the Vice-Chancellor of the then University of Ado-Ekiti. Upon the completion of his term in 2004, he once again returned to the University of Lagos, where he has been occupying the Chair of International Law and Jurisprudence. He was also the Chairman of the University’s Office of International Relations, Partnerships and Prospects.

Professor Oyebode has to his credit 7 books and monographs and over 200 learned papers. He has been an assessor for professorial appointments and external examiner to many universities at home and abroad. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the African and African-American Foundation on Science, Education and Economic Development(AFSEE) Inc., New York, Centre for Advanced Social Science (CASS), Port Harcourt, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), Chair, International Advisory Board, Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Consultant, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, Vienna, former Chair, Catholic Secretariat Think-Tank, etc. and was recently appointed a Consultant by the African Union (AU) and charged with the task of drafting the Convention on Cross-border Cooperation in Africa. He is a Fellow, Nigerian Association of International Affairs and Member of the Governing Council, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Member, Governing Council, University of Lagos, Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Member, UNESCO List of Mediators and Conciliators and Member, Board of Trustees, Obafemi Awolowo Centre for Philosophy, Ideology and Good Governance, Member, Steering Committee, Ekiti Knowledge Zone (EKZ) and Delegate to the National Conference, 2014.

Professor Akin Oyebode has won numerous awards including First Foreign Graduate to be inducted to the Permanent Roll of Honour of Kiev State University, National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADL) Distinguished Jurist Award, Best Law Lecturer, Final Year Students of the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos (5 years running), outstanding Law Teacher, Justice Chambers, Obafemi Awolowo University, Role Model Award, Leadership Watch, etc.

He is an avid commentator on current affairs and is happily married to a lawyer with three children, two of whom are lawyers.


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.



Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) EKSU

Professor Babatola Ayodele attended Annunciation School, Ikere Ekiti from 1974 to 1979 and Ondo State College of Education, Ikere Ekiti between 1982 and 1985. He proceeded  to the then Ondo State University Ado Ekiti (now Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti) for his Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Economics where he graduated with first class (honours) and emerged as the overall best graduating student in 1992. He also obtained M.Ed and Ph.D degrees from the University of Ibadan in 1997 and 2000 respectively.

Professor Ayodele joined the services of Ondo State University Ado Ekiti (now Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti) in 1995 as Graduate Assistant and rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2012. He has held  many administrative positions including the Director, Directorate of General Studies, before his recent election.

Professor Ayodele belongs to many professional bodies as a Fellow or member. He has published numerous articles in reputable local and international Journals.


Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development) EKSU

Professor Ayantunji Adeleke attended Eyemote Comprehensive High School, Iyin Ekiti between 1975 and 1980. He obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) degree from the then Ondo State University, Ado Ekiti in 1986. He proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he earned M.Sc. in Statistics in 1991. He later obtained his Ph.D in Statistics from the then University of Ado Ekiti in 2007.

Professor Ayantunji Adeleke joined the services of the then Ondo State University, Ado Ekiti in 1987 as a Graduate Assistant and rose to become a Professor in 2012. He has served the university in various capacities such as Acting Head, Department of Mathematics, Head, Department of Statistics and Director, Directorate of General Studies.

Professor Adeleke belongs to many professional bodies such as Nigerian Mathematical Society, Nigeria Statistical Society, Mathematical Association of Nigeria, among others.

Professor Adeleke has published numerous articles in both local and international journals.


Mr. Joseph Ife Oluwole

Registrar EKSU

The Governing Council of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti at its special meeting held today (Thursday, 6th May, 2021) approved the appointment of Mr. Joseph Ife Oluwole as the 6th Substantive Registrar of Ekiti State University with effect from Monday, 10th May, 2021.

Mr. Joseph Ife OLUWOLE who until his appointment was a Deputy Registrar & Acting Director, Directorate of Establishment and Human Resource at the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

Mr. Joseph Ife OLUWOLE was born in Igbara-Odo-Ekiti on 24th February, 1967.  He obtained a B.A. in Philosophy with Second Class (Lower Division) from Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti (1992); Master of Public Administration from the University of  Ado-Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti (2008); and M.Sc. in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from the National Open University of Nigeria (2010).  He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Chartered Institute of Administration and Institute of Corporate Administration.  He is a member of the following International Professional Associations: Association of University Administrators, United Kingdom, Chartered Management Institute, London, United Kingdom. Network Member: Association of Commonwealth Universities Human Resource Management.  He is also a member of Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators (ANUPA).

Mr. Oluwole joined the services of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) as Administrative Officer II on 28th May, 1997.  He has served in various divisions of the Registry and in Faculties within the University, such as: Personnel Affairs Division (Junior Staff Matters), Students’ Affairs Division, Council Affairs Division, Registrar’s Office, Records, Examinations Division, SERVICOM, Vice Chancellor’s Office, Directorate of Establishment and Human Resource. 

He is married with children.

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Mrs Janet Oreoluwa Ojobanikan

EKSU Bursar

The Governing Council of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, at its meeting held on Wednesday 21st June, 2023 approved the appointment of Mrs Janet Oreoluwa Ojobanikan as the new Bursar of the university. Her appointment is sequel to the completion of the tenure of the former Bursar, Mr. Abimbola Titiloye – Owolabi.

Mrs Ojobanikan, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), was until the appointment, a Deputy Bursar in the university.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in 2007, Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Management from Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti in 1998 and Master of Business Administration also from Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti in 2002.

Mrs Ojobanikan belongs to many professional bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Institute of Cost & Management Accountants and the Association of University Administrators AUA, UK) either as a Fellow or Member.

She is married with children.


University Librarian

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.