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FUTA Gets new Vice-Chancellor


The Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has approved the appointment of Professor Adebiyi Daramola as the Institution’s 6th substantive Vice-Chancellor. The appointment was made on 10th May 2012 at the special meeting of the Governing Council.

Born on March 2, 1958, Prof. Daramola had his secondary education at Anglican Grammar School, Ile-Ife and Saint Charles College, Osogbo before proceeding to the Polytechnic, Ibadan in 1975. He had his first degree from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) and the Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees from the University of Ibadan.

Prof. Adebiyi Daramola started his working career as a Teaching/Tutorial Assistant in the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan in 1982.

He later joined the services of the Federal University of Technology, Akure as Assistant Lecturer in 1986 and rose through the ranks to become a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension in 1999.

Prof. Daramola has served the University in various capacities; as Head of Department, Chairman and member of various committees. He has over 50 publications in both National and International reputable journals. He is a Consultant to World Bank and Federal Government of Nigeria, Agricultural Consultant to International Finance Corporation/Accord Associate, Evaluation Consultant to UK – Department for International Development and Consultant to African Development Bank, among others. A member of many academic and professional organizations, including American Association of Agricultural Economists, International Association of Agricultural Economists and Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists etc., Professor Adebiyi Daramola is happily married with children.

The appointment takes immediate effect.