About Governing Body

CHANCELLOR: Chief (Dr.) R. A. Adedoyin

(President, Royal Brothers Club)

Nigeria: 234 8059 555 559, 234 8056 565 656, USA: +1302 654 7556, +1646 585 5236 Ghana: +233 561 881 199, +233 541 881 494
Residence: Maye’s Castle of Peace, Eleyele, Ile-Ife.

Born on Ist January, 1957 into four ruling houses in Ile-Ife, two major and two minor. His royal Eminence, Dr Ramon Adegoke Atobatele Adedoyin, a distinguished educationist and notable business mogul, could best be described as a role model worthy of being emulated by many Nigerians. Dr Ramon Adegoke Adedoyin is a foremost educationist in Nigeria whose similar effort has contributed immensely to the empowerment of the youths, with solid education which is indispensable for social and economic advancement. Dr. Adedoyin has honors degree in Mathematics Education, Master's and Doctorate Degrees in mathematics and education, he was also honored with a professorial chair of littoral university, Professor Adedoyin is a fellow of many professional bodies, Prof. R.A. Adedoyin is a member of the American association of university professors, membership ref: 1715652, Prince Adedoyin is also the president, royal Brother's club, Ile-Ife, He is also the Maye of Yoruba land. Dr. Adedoyin is widely travelled and has visited USA, UK, UAE, CANADA, ISRAEL, and RUSSIA, many Africa countries either for business or pleasure. Alhaji Rahaman Adedoyin has earned various honorary doctorate degrees from many universities, local and overseas. His great love for education prompted him to establish the following educational outfits in Nigeria and Overseas:

1. ODUDUWA UNIVERISITY www.oduduwauniverisity.edu.ng
2. THE POLYTECHNIC, IFE www.thepolytechnicife.edu.ng
3. OUR SAVIORS UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA www.saviorsuniveristy.com
4. ODUDUWA POLYTECHNIC, LAGOS www.oduduwapolytechnic.edu.ng
5. UNIQUE CITIZEN (UNIVERSITY) COLLEGE, GHANA www.uniquecitizensuniversity.edu.gh
And also in the world of others businesses, he has:
8. HILTON HOTELS, (www.hiltonhotelsife.com)
10. RAY POWER GUARDS LTD, LAGOS & ABUJA. –a security outfit
11. FAMF BANK LTD. (www.firstaccessmicrofinancebank.com) 12. BETA FOUNDATION GTE/LTD (Non Profit) (A foundation formed to assist the needy among many others).

Dr.R.A Adedoyin has made monumental contributions to the development of Ile-Ife community in particular and the society in general. He is a great philanthropist who has been giving scholarship and awards to outstanding students and non-students. He has made appreciable donations to charity and has contributed a lot to the upliftment of the dignity and moral values of people. He is a great defender of humanity, a vanguard of peace, order, justice, and equity.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to community development and the Nigerian project, he was honored by the Ife

Central Local Government through the naming of the popular NITEL road as Dr. Ramon Adedoyin way. The Ife Development Board also bestowed on him "The Best Ife Son Award" during an Ife Day Celebration. The Obafemi Awolowo University, among others, gave him excellent awards. His Royal Eminence, Dr. R.A. Adedoyin is married to a devoted Christian wife, Chief (Mrs.) Olufunmilayo Iyabo Adedoyin, the Yeyeluwa Maye of Maye Town in New Ile-Ife. And they are blessed with promising children. At his leisure, Dr. Adedoyin loves dancing, playing table tennis, among others. He is fond of praising God at all times. He is a lover of all religions.

PRO CHANCELLOR: Professor Muibi Omolayo Opeloye

Muibi Omolayo Opeloye, Ph. D, F.I.S.N, a Professor of Islamic Studies was born to the family of ShaikhIdrisGbadeboOpeloye, the Chief Imam of Ifelandmore than 65 years ago. For his elementary education, he attended Ansar-ud-Deen School, Ogbon- Agbara, Ile-Ife between 1955 and 1961, after which he proceeded to Ansar-ud-Deen Secondary Modern School, Iloro, Ile-Ife between 1962 and 1964. In view of his father’s ardent love for Arabic, he took what seemed an unpopular decision within his community at that time to enrol the young Muibi at Arabic Institute of Nigeria,Elekuro, Ibadan in 1965 where he pursued Arabic and Islamic learning for four years. In consequence, of his brilliant performance in the school, he was selected by the school authority to undergo 1-year Certificate Course in Arabic at the University of Ibadan in 1968 which he completed successfully. Professor Opeloye had his first degree in Education (with Arabic and Islamic Studies as teaching subjects) at the University of Ibadan between 1974 and 1978 and graduatedwith 2nd class upper division. He obtained his Masters and Ph. D degrees in Islamic Studies at the University of Ilorin in 1982 and 1988 respectively Professor Opeloye is a teacher per excellence. He has taught virtually at every level of educational system in Nigeria. In 1969, on completing his certificate course, he taught at Ansar-ud-Deen Primary School Ogbondo, Ile-Ife. Between 1970 and 1974, he was a secondary school teacher. He taught at Irepo Grammar School, Igboho, from 1970 to 1971, Ilorin College, Ilorin, from 1971 to 1973 and Ilorin Grammar School, Ilorin from 1973 to 1974. On completing his first degree, he taught at Oyo (now Osun) State College of Education, Ila- Orangun between 1979 and 1984. Since 1984 to date, Professor Opeloye has been a university teacher. He started his academic career at the Lagos State University (LASU) and rose through the ranks till he became Professor of Islamic Studies in 1996. While at LASU he held several administrative positions. He was Ag Head, Department of Religions from 1993 to1996. He served as Dean, Students’ Affairs between 1996 and 1998. He was elected Dean of Arts in 1998 and re-elected in the year 2000.He was appointed Chairman University Admissions Committee in 2000. While serving in all of these positions he left an indelible mark. ProfessorOpeloye transferred his service from LASU to ObafemiAwolowo University on 1st August 2011 as Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies. Since joining the University he has served as member of various committees at the Faculty and Departmental levels. He is currently the Editor of Ife Journal of Religion and Chairman ObafemiAwolowo University Board of Investments Company He is a member of the Nigeria Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies(NATAIS), He has held many positions of responsibility. He served as the Association’s Editor -in- Chief from 1988 -1991, as its Treasurer from 1994 -1996, as Vice- President from 1996-1998 and served two terms as President from 1999 - 2003. His professional activities were not confined to NATAIS. He also served meritoriously as Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Nigeria Association for the Study of Religion (NASR) from 1989 to 1991. He is also, a member of International Association of History of Religions (I.A.H.R.) Prof. Opeloye is a scholar of international standing. He was a Visiting Scholar to Department of Religion, Temple University, Philadelphia, U.S.A. in 1991/92 session. He won the fellowship of Iqra’ Trust, London which he utilized to carry out a research in Quranic studies leading to the Publication of his book: A Dictionary of Peoples and Places in the Qur‘an. Professor Opeloye also won the prestigious German Academic Exchange (DAAD) Fellowship utilized at University of Rostock Germany in 2003. This professor is a Fellow of Islamic Studies of Nigeria (F.I.S.N.) awarded by Nigeria Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies in recognition of his contributions to the growth of the twin disciplines of Arabic and Islamic Studies in Nigeria in 2006. He is equally a winner of several other meritorious awards. His attendance at international conferences has taken him to different countries of the world including the United States of America, Britain, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Egypt, Islamic Republic of Iran, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Turkey, China and recently Malaysia. He was a Visiting Scholar to the Institute of Cultural Studies, ObafemiAwolowo University in 2004/2005 academic session. While at the Institute he was invited by the late Ooni of Ife, Oba OkunadeSijuwade, Olubuse II to serve as Commissioner in Osun State under GovernorOlagunsoyeOyinlola. His selfless service as Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Development between 2005 and 2010 prompted the late Ooni to confer on him the prestigioushonourary chieftaincy of the Seriki of Ife Land in January 2010. Also in recognition of his capabilities the Ooni appointed him as the President of Ife Development Board, a position he holds till date. Professor Opeloye is a prolific writer. He has to his credit more than fifty academic publications made up of journal articles (Nigerian and foreign) and chapters in books. Professor Opeloye is happily married with children.

VICE CHANCELLOR: Prof. Benjamin Segun Aribisala

Benjamin Segun Aribisala is a native of Ikoyi, Ikole local Government of Ekiti State. He had his primary and secondary educations in IkoleEkiti. He obtained his BSc degree in Mathematics in 1994 from Ondo State University (Now Ekiti State University) and won an award as the best graduating student in his Department. He completed his MSc degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) in 1999 and PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 2006. He became a Graduate Assistant in 1995 and rose through the ranks to become a full Professor of Computer Science in 2013. He is the first substantive Professor of Computer Science in Lagos State University (LASU). His research and teaching career cover 2 Universities in Nigeria and 3 Universities in the United Kingdom; these are, University of Ado Ekiti, Lagos State University, University of Birmingham (England, UK), Newcastle University (England, UK) and University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK). He was the HOD of Computer Science in LASU from 2014 to 2018, Dean of the Faculty of Science from 2018 to 2020, Chairman of LASU ICT Advisory Board from 2016 to December 2020 and the Director of ICT from July 2020 to December 2020. He was a member of the Governing Council of LASU and a member of the Board of Governors of Lagos State University College of Medicine. He initiated PGD, MSc and PhD in the Department of Computer Science and he has led the Department to develop about 10 software packages, some of them are currently in use in LASU. He has over 100 scientific articles and he has given presentations to both local and international audience all over the world, ranging from Nigeria to USA, China, Canada, Austria, Germany, Portugal, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Jordan and the United Kingdom. He has won many international awards, e.g. Young Investigators Award from Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, Los Angeles USA in 2015. In 2017, he won the Best Paper Award at the SCI-GAIA European Organisation Conference, Pretoria, South Africa. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Board for African Open Science Platform (AOSP) with the head office in South Africa. He is a member of Nigerian Computer Society, British Computer Society and the society for brain mapping and therapeutics. He is happily married with children.