April 18, 2024

PROFESSOR AYODEJI AGBOOLA: SEASONED EDUCATIONIST AND VICE CHANCELLOR OF OOU

 

 

Professor Ayodeji Olayinka Johnson Agboola, a Professor of Cancer Pathology, was born on 4th July, 1970. He was admitted into Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) Ago-Iwoye, where he obtained hi M.B.Ch.B degree in 2001. Thereafter, he had his mandatory Housemanship at the Olabisi Onabanjo University teaching hospital, Sagamu between 2001 and 2002 and got fully registered with the medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN). He joined the services of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye as Lecturer II in May, 2002. He was at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom where he bagged his Master and Doctorate degrees in 2007 and 2012, respectively. He rose through the ranks and became a Professor of cancer Pathology in 2016. Apart from teaching various courses in his area of specialization, Prof. Ayodeji Olayinka Johnson Agboola has to his credit over 50 publications in peer-reviewed Journals locally and internationally. He has attended several Professional Conferences and successfully supervised PhD theses in Cancer Pathology.

Prof. Agboola, just before his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor, was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the University, and has served the institution meritoriously in other capacities. He was the Acting Head, Department of Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology between 2005 and 2006, 2008 and 2009, and 2012-2017; Cognate Representative on the Board of Faculties of Pharmacy and Clinical Sciences (2014-2017), Director of Research, Linkages and Advancements, and Chairman, Research, Linkages and Advancements Committee (2017 – 2018). Prof. Agboola had earlier been elected as the Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) in June, 2018; Member, Editorial Board of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences (2012-2017); Member, Research Committee (2010-2016); Member, Linkages and Advancement Committee (2015-2017) and Convener, University Cancer Research Committee (2012).

His appointment as the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye took effect from Thursday, 13 October, 2022, and it is for a period of five years.

He is happily married and blessed with children.

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