Association of African Universities (AAU) has approved the appointment of the immediately past Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta as Secretary General.
The FUNAAB former Vice Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole was elevated to the exalted position during the Monday meeting of the Accra, Ghana based prestigious Association of African Universities, AAU. He is now the administrative head of the organisation.
Olusola Bandele Oyewole is a Nigerian professor of Food science and technology, educational administrator, and former vice chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
He was born in Kaduna State, Nigeria on 30 September 1955 but hails from Abeokuta, in Ogun State, Nigeria. He, 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 that has contributed significantly to education in Nigeria.
Prior to his appointment as the vice chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, he has 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 ( 2006 – 2009) at the Association of African Universities.
Professor Olusola Oyewole who had served AAU as their elected President while still the FUNNAB Vice-Chancellor is currently the new Secretary General of the association.