The Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, have appointed Mr. Adetunji Kamardeen BAKARE, as the new Registrar of the University.
The Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju made this known in a statement made available to DAILY GIST on Thursday.
The statement stated that Mr. Bakare, who is currently the College Secretary of the University’s Postgraduate College, has served at various units where he distinguished himself as a thorough bred professional in University administration.
He began his professional career in the University, at a senior level, as an Administrative Officer 1 in the Senate Office. Between 1998 and 2007, he worked in the Senate Office and Directorate of Academic Affairs where he was promoted to the ranks of Assistant Registrar and Senior Assistant Registrar respectively. From 2007 to 2009, he served in the Directorate of Council Affairs as a Principal Assistant Registrar (PAR) before being posted, in 2009, to the office of the Vice Chancellor to assist the Director in servicing meetings of the Committee of Principal Officers, among other assignments. By 2013, he was transferred to the Faculty of Education as Deputy Registrar/ Faculty Secretary where he served for three years, exhibiting exceptional candor.
Between 2016 and 2019, Mr. Bakare coordinated all activities in the Senate Division of the Directorate of Academic Affairs where he provided excellent leadership for members of the administrative and other staff. He also performed, very diligently, several other functions as directed by the Vice Chancellor, the Registrar and the Director, Academic Affairs. For two consecutive years ( 2017 – 2019), he was made to serve as the Director, Academic Affairs, in acting capacity before being posted to the Directorate of Personnel Affairs as the Deputy Registrar and Head, Academic Staff Establishment. Two years later, precisely in 2021, the new Registrar was transferred, as the acting Director, Directorate of Corporate Services where he provided quality leadership for all heads of units and other staff.
Born on the 27th day of March, 1964 in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Mr. Bakare attended Islamic High School, Orita Bashorun, in Ibadan and Olode Grammar School, Olode ( via Ile-Ife) Osun State for his West African School Certificate in 1983.
He later gained admission to the University of Ife that same year, 1983 and graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Studies. In 1999, his quest for knowledge made him to enroll for a higher degree in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and by 2003, he was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Literature – in – English .
Happily Married with three children, Mr. Bakare has a Certificate in Electronic Data Processing from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
In the same vein, the Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has also appointed Mrs. Oluwatoyin Ikeola ABOGAN as the new Bursar of the University.
Until her appointment, Mrs. Abogan is the Deputy Bursar in charge of the Treasury Services Division since 2016.
She has worked in several places within the Bursary Division since she joined the services of the University. She rose through the ranks to attain the highest possible position in her career.
Between October 1999 and June 2002, she worked, as an Accountant 1, at the Grants and Agency Division, and also as the Schedule Officer in charge of Research Grants, overseeing the Division in the absence of the Divisional Head.
From June, 2002 to July 2007, Mrs. Abogan worked, at various times, as Accountant 1 in charge of Pension Unit, and as Senior Accountant in charge of Budget Development, Reports and Statistics.
For five years, (2007 – 2012), she was a Principal Accountant in charge of Pension, preparing the retired staff pension and gratuity. As a seasoned accountant, Mrs. Abogan was the Chief Accountant in charge of capital projects accounts in the University before being posted as the Deputy Bursar Capital Project Division.
Born on the 26th of April, 1965 in Ilesa, Osun State, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Abogan, between 1971 and 1977, attended Saint Peters Primary School, Ibokun and Nawair – Ud – Deen Primary School, Odo – Iro, Ilesa for her Primary School education before she gained admission into Ilesa Grammar School, Ilesa and Osogbo Grammar School for her Western African School Certificate/ GCE O’ Level and General Certificate of Education Advance Level, respectively, from 1977 to 1984.
In 1988, she proceeded to the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, for her higher education and was accordingly awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1992. She also has a Certificate in Electronic Data Processing and Master of Business Administration (MBA), both from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, between 2005 and 2009.
As an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), and Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Nigeria (ICPAN), Mrs. Abogan is happily married and blessed with three children.