The authority of Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, Oyo has felicitated the newly appointed pioneer Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Olanrewaju Olaniyan over his appointment by the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Dr. Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, FNSE.
In a letter signed on behalf of the Governing Council by the Acting Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mrs. Olubunmi S. Asunmo and presented during a congratulatory visit to the new Vice Chancellor at his University of Ibadan Office, the Council lauded the appointment of the renowned Economist and described it as “a true testament to his exceptional dedication, remarkable leadership and outstanding contributions to the field of education and academia”.
Below is the content of the letter:
Dear Prof. Olaniyan,
WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR APPOINTMENT AS VICE CHANCELLOR
On behalf of the 14th Council of Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, Oyo, ably led by Prof. Matthew Odedokun, the Members of the College Management, Staff, and the entire Student Body, it is with immense pride and heartfelt joy that I extend our warmest congratulations to you on your recent appointment as the pioneer Vice Chancellor of Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, Oyo.
Your appointment by the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. (Dr.) Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, is a true testament to your exceptional dedication, remarkable leadership and outstanding contributions to the field of education and academia. Your years of service at the Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, have undoubtedly left an indelible mark on countless lives and we are honoured to have someone of your calibre assume the role of Vice Chancellor at Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, Oyo.
Your accomplishments as a scholar, educator and leader serve as an inspiration to all of us at Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, Oyo. We eagerly anticipate the positive impact you will make on our university community, fostering a vibrant and nurturing environment for both faculties and students alike.
As you embark on this new and exciting chapter of your illustrious career, we extend our unwavering support and dedication to your vision. We are confident that your leadership will steer Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, Oyo to even greater heights, fostering an environment of learning that empowers students to become responsible and impactful members of society.
Once again, congratulations on this remarkable achievement. We eagerly anticipate the positive transformation and progress that your tenure as Vice Chancellor will undoubtedly bring to our institution.
Please accept our warmest regards and best wishes for a successful and fulfilling tenure.
Asunmo O. S. (Mrs.) Fcai, MNIM
Professor Olanrewaju Olaniyan, the newly appointed pioneer Vice Chancellor holds a PhD in Economics from the Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor degree of Education in Educational Management and Economics. He is a Professor of Economics in the Department and is the current Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan. He was a Senior Associate Member, St Anthony’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom in 2007 and a Visiting Research Scholar to Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Programme, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA in 2005.
Professor Olaniyan has over 23 years of research, consulting and tertiary teaching experience in Health and Population Economics, Economics of Education, Poverty and Welfare Analysis as well as Social Protection.
He gained useful experience in social policy work in developing countries through which he was able to interact and work with senior-level technocrats and officials. Professor Olaniyan teaches Economics of Human Resources, Macroeconomics, Health Economics, Development Economics and Project Analysis and Evaluation in the Department. His research areas include Population Economics and Intergenerational Transfers, Economics of Education, Health Economics, Poverty and Welfare Analysis, and Sustainable Development.
Olanrewaju is also a member of the Academic Steering Committee of the Global Master in Development Practice Association based in Columbia University, New York, USA. He has presented keynote addresses and/or attended conferences/seminars in 48 countries around the world, including Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America. He has also consulted for many organizations, including the World Bank, World Health Organization, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), among others. He has 138 publications to his credit. He is the current Director, University of Ibadan Centre for Sustainable Development.
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10 August, 2023