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OAU appoints Adetunji Bakare as registrar

The governing council of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has appointed Adetunji Kamardeen Bakare as the new registrar of the institution.

In a statement on Thursday, Abiodun Olarewaju, the varsity’s spokesperson, said Bakare was until his appointment the secretary of the institution’s postgraduate college.

Abiodun said the new registrar also 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,” the statement reads.

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.

“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.”

Bakare gained admission into OAU in 1983 and graduated in 1987 with a bachelor of arts degree in English studies.

In 1999, he enrolled for a higher degree at the institution and by 2003, he was awarded a master of arts degree in Literature-in-English.

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