The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), has appointed Prof. (Mrs) Adenike Temidayo Oladiji of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), as the eighth substantive Vice-Chancellor of FUTA.
CAMPUS GIST reports that the Council presided over by the Pro-Chancellor, Chairman of Council, Amb. (Dr.) Godknows Igali, ratified the appointment at its Special Meeting held on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
A statement by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr. Richard Arifalo said at the commencement of the process, the Council shortlisted 20 candidates out of the 27 male and Two female candidates that applied for the position for an interview at the close of application for the post.
19 candidates were interviewed with one of the shortlisted candidates failing to show up and at the end of the interview, the Joint Council and Senate Selection Board recommended three candidates for appointment in line with extant regulations governing the process.
According to a letter of appointment personally signed by Ambassador (Dr.) Igali, Professor Oladiji’s appointment which takes effect from Tuesday May 24, 2022 is for a single term of five years.
Oladiji was born on 27th April 1968. She attended Christ Anglican School, Ijomu-Oro, Iludun Oro Nursery and Primary School between 1972 and 1977, and St. Claire’s Anglican Grammar School, Offa from 1977 to 1982, all in Kwara State, for her secondary education.
She holds a B.Sc Biochemistry, Second Class Upper Division Degree from the University of Ilorin, 1988, MSc. Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, 1991 and Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ilorin, 1997.
She joined the services of the University of Ilorin in July 1992 as Assistant Lecturer and was appointed a Professor in September 2011.
She has over 29 years of continuous service in the university system.
Professor Oladiji succeeds Professor Joseph Fuwape, whose term ends on Monday, 23rd May, 2022.
The FUTA new Vice-Chancellor joins a growing list of female VCs in Nigerian universities, such as at the University of Benin, Edo state; University of Calabar, Cross River state and the University of Delta, Agbor.