By Olufemilade Oyinade
Association of African Universities (AAU) has approved the appointment of the immediately past Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) as Secretary General.
The FUNAAB former Vice Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole was elevated to the exalted position during Monday meeting of the Accra, Ghana based prestigious Association of African Universities. He is now the administrative head of the organisation.
Olusola Oyewole who is a Nigerian professor of Food science and technology, educational administrator was born in Kaduna State, Nigeria on 30 September 1955 to Yoruba parents from Abeokuta, in Ogun State, Nigeria.
Oyewole attended Odo-Otin Grammar School, Osogbo in Osun State, Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.sc) degree in 1981 from Obafemi Awolowo University. He later proceeded to the prestigious University of Ibadan, where he obtained a Master of science (M.sc) degree in 1984 and a Doctorate (P.hD) degree in Food science and technology.
He began his career in 1985 as a lecturer in the department of Food Science and Technology at University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, where he later became the head of the department. He is one of the Nigerian academicians who has contributed significantly to education in Nigeria.
Prior to his appointment as the vice chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, he had served at different levels of academic organization. He was the Project Officer of the World Bank Project on Quality Assurance for African Higher Education systems at the Association of African Universities for three years from 2006 to 2009.
Professor Olusola Oyewole who had served AAU as the elected President while still FUNNAB’s Vice Chancellor.