Thursday, 30 March 2023

OAU Makes Three Fresh Appointments


The Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, ile-ife, Osun State has made three fresh appointment. Mrs Oluwatoyin Ikeola was appointed as the new Brusar of the University, Dr. Olukemi Adebimpe Fadehan was appointed as the New University Librarian, and Mr Adetunji Kamardeen Bakare aa the new Registrar of the University respectively. 

In a statement made available to OAUPeeps News Agency by the University Spokeman, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju confirms this three appointment made by the Council of the University. 

The Press Statement stated that 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.

Dr. Olukemi Adebimpe FADEHAN  who was appointed as the New University Librarian was born in Ibadan in November 1962 and she indeed had her formative years there. She later attended Methodist High School Ilesa, Osun State where she obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1978. 

Thereafter, she proceeded to The Polytechnic, Ibadan for her General Certificate of Education (GCE ‘A’ Level) which she earned in 1980. She later enrolled in University of Ibadan and graduated with a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree in 1983. In 1986, she bagged the degree of Master of Library Studies (MLS) from the same university. 

Her quest for the ultimate academic attainment reached fruition as she was conferred with Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Library and Information Studies by the University of Ibadan. Dr. Olukemi Fadehan is a Certified Librarian of Nigeria (CLN). She also possesses a Proficiency Certificate in Computer Fundamentals from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile–Ife. 

Her working life began in 1984 when as a National Youth Corps Member, she was deployed to Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation. There she worked as an announcer. She worked briefly under the Ogun State Teaching Service Commission as a teacher at Unity High School, Abeokuta. From November 1987 to July, 1992, she worked in the library of Ogun State University, Ago – Iwoye, first as Librarian II and then, as Librarian I. 

On August 1, 1992, she joined the services of Obafemi Awolowo University as Senior Librarian. She eventually rose to become Deputy University Librarian of that great citadel of learning. Came February 28, 2013 and it was time for this hard–working and high – flying Nigerian woman to fly higher. She was employed as University Librarian of the University of Lagos. Her areas of service as a librarian have been extensive, covering many aspects of librarianship. She has worked as Gifts & Exchange Librarian, Serials Librarian, Reference Librarian, Africana Librarian, Deputy Librarian, Research Department and now, University Librarian. 

She has also taught Library Instruction Programme for over 24 years. Dr Fadehan has a talent for multidisciplinary research approach to library and information studies with great emphasis on User Studies (Information Provision and Use). Her papers have enhanced the literature of library and information services with import for information needs, behaviour & packaging, gender, Information and Communication Technology, oral traditions, indigenous knowledge systems, university archives, leadership/management in library and information terrains, music librarianship, family education, political and religious issues. 

Others include library instruction and students’ performance, grey literature, information quality & accessibility as well as bibliometrics & informatics. Of great importance is her contribution to the business information literature through her doctoral thesis on ‘Environmental Scanning’ (within the scope of Library & Information Studies) as a maiden effort in Nigeria. Olukemi Fadehan has a lot of publications to her credit. She has attended many local and international conferences. 

She is a member of the Nigerian Library Association, the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Reference & User Services Association, the International Federation of Library Associations and the Society of Nigerian Archivists. She has won awards and recognitions for her efforts in several areas. She received the Researchers Participation Award of the National Universities Commission in 2004. 

She received commendation for Mounting of Exhibition at the 45th Year Foundation Day of OAU, Ile – Ife in 2007. In 2008, she was declared as Best Library Worker in NIALS, University of Lagos. Remarkably, she is the first female University Librarian at the University of Lagos. It is in recognition of her contribution to national development in the field of Librarianship that Dr. Olukemi Adebimpe Fadehan is deemed worthy to be conferred with the Development in Nigeria Merit Award.

Finally, Mr. Bakare, who was appointed as the New Registrar of the University 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.

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