By Adebayo Olodan
As the incumbent Registrar, Mr Emmanuel Dada Obafemi’s five-year tenure snowballs to an end, the Governing Council of the University of Ilorin, has approved the appointment of Dr. (Mrs) Folaranmi Modupe Olowoleni as the new Registrar of the institution.
A statement by the Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs of the University, Mr Kunle Akogun, disclosed that Dr. Olowoleni, who is currently a Deputy Registrar, will take over from Obafemi on April 28, 2018,
The Registrar-designate, who joined the services of the institution on January 20, 1992, is a 1982 graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Ilorin in 1993, an MSc. in Management Science and a Doctorate degree in Business Administration in 2015.
Born in Lokoja, Kogi State on April 19, 1961, Dr Olowoleni is a native of Takete-Isao, Yagba-East Local Government Area of Kogi State. She had her early education at St. Louis Private Primary School, Bompai, Kano, between 1971 and 1972; St. Louis Secondary School, Kano,1973-1977 before proceeding to the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1978-1982).
When contacted on what he would love to be remembered for when he eventually bows out of office, the outgoing Registrar, Mr Obafemi however informed our reporter that he was on a journey and asked him to call back on Monday (today).
“I am returning from a journey and if I should respond to your question, you may not get my response very well because the line may be breaking. It will be better you call me later in the day or preferably tomorrow,” he said.