Meet Prof. Edward Olorunsola Olanipekun, the new EKSU Vice-Chancellor

Meet Prof Edward Olorunsola Olanipekun the new EKSU Vice-Chancellor ekitireporters

  • Full Name: Professor Edward Olorunsola Olanipekun
  • Date of Birth: 9th March, 1966

Here is all you need to know about Professor Edward Olorunsola Olanipekun, who was recently appointed as Vice-Chancellor, Ekiti State University (EKSU).

On the 20th of August 2019, Edward Olanipekun was appointed as the VC of EKSU by the Ekiti state Governor, John Kayode Fayemi.

A statement by Yinka Oyebode, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, revealed then that the appointment “takes immediate effect”.

Now, let’s go straight into his biography.

Prof. Edward Olorunsola Olanipekun Biography

First of all, we begin with the early life history of the current Vice-Chancellor of EKSU. He was born in Ado-Ekiti on 9th March, 1966 and attended St. Paul’s Anglican Primary School A, Odo-Ado, Ado-Ekiti between Sept. 1972 and July 1977.

Prof  proceeded to Mary Immaculate Grammar School between 1977 and 1982 for his secondary education.

He bagged a B.Sc degree in Chemistry in 1986, M.Sc in Industrial Chemistry in 1988 and Ph.D in Industrial Chemistry in 1995, all obtained from the University of Ibadan.

He joined the services of Ekiti State University in October 1991 as Lecturer II, became a Lecturer I in October 1993 and was promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer in October 1996. In October 2000, he became a Reader and got to the exalted position of a Professor in October, 2003.

Professor Olanipekun has served in various capacities in the University such as Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies; Director, Directorate of Pre-Degree Programmes; Acting Head, Department of Chemistry; member, University Governing Council; member, Council Appeal Committee; member University Central Admissions Committee; member, Joint Council and Senate Selection Board for the appointment of Vice-Chancellor among many others.

He also belongs to many professional bodies like the Chemical Society of Nigeria and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (MSETAC).

In the year 2017, Professor Edward Olanipekun was appointed Chairman of the Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic of Oil and Gas, Ekowe, Bayelsa State by President Buhari.

All You Need To Know About Prof. Edward Olorunsola Olanipekun

  • He was born on the 9th of March 1966.
  • Prof. Edward Olanipekun was born in Ado-Ekiti.
  • The current EKSU VC attended  Mary Immaculate Grammar School.
  • He attended the University of Ibadan.
  • He became a lecturer in the year 1991
  • Edward Olanipekun became a professor in the year 2003
  • Edward Olorunsola Olanipekun is a member of Chemical Society of Nigeria and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (MSETAC).

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