Oyo state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has approved the appointment of Professor Kazeem Adekunle Adebiyi as the Rector of The Polytechnic, Ibadan.
The governor also approved the appointments of other principal officers of the institution.
According to a statement in Ibadan on Monday by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, other appointments approved by the governor are Mrs. Modupe Theresa Fawole as the Registrar, Mr. Olawale Adebayo Ojesola as the Bursar, Dr. Samuel Folaranmi Ajala as the Chief Librarian while Engr. Stephen Folorunsho Ipadeola as the Director of Works and Services.
Arulogun explained that the appointments became imperative following the expiration of the tenure of the erstwhile management staff of the institution on February 13, 2019, noting that interviews were conducted by the institution’s Governing Council and the selection process moderated by some external faculties.
He said the appointments take immediate effect, stating that the government looks forward to their hard work, diligence and professionalism in realizing its mission for the institution.
The government spokesman said that the new Rector, Professor Adebiyi, who is 50 years old and an alumnus of the institution, holds an Ordinary National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from The Polytechnic Ibadan, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc Industrial Engineering and Ph.D Industrial Engineering, noting that Professor Adebiyi is a member of COREN and Nigerian Association of Engineers and Nigerian Society of Engineers.
Arulogun stated that the new Registrar, Mrs. Fawale, aged 56, was until her appointment a Deputy Registrar in the institution.
He said she holds the degree of B.Ed Teacher Education and Religious Studies, M.Ed Guardian and Counselling, a member of Nigerian Institute of Management and Association of University Administrators.
The commissioner added that the new Bursar, Mr. Ojetola, aged 51, holds a B.Sc (Accounting), MBA, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) as well as a Certified Information System Auditors and was a Deputy Director, Audit, at the Oyo State College of Agriculture, Igbo-Ora before his appointment.
Arulogun stressed that the Chief Librarian, Dr. Ajala, aged 60, was until his appointment the deputy Librarian in the institution while the Director of Works and Services, Engr. Ipadeola, aged 52, was until his appointment the Chief Engineer at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.