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Dr Adewale Odetayo emerges new rector of Irepoly

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Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has approved the appointment of Dr Tajudeen Adewale Odetayo as the sixth substantive rector of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

This was contained in a letter with reference number SMD.285T/14 dated 10th March 2023 issued by the Head of Service, Mr. S. A. Aina.

According to the statement, the appointment lasts for four years.

Born in Odeomu on 22nd June 1962, Dr Odetayo was the Acting Rector of the polytechnic.

He has held several positions of responsibility in the Institution.

He was at different times Head of the Department of Accountancy, Director of Examinations, Director of Academic Planning, Director of Part-Time Studies and Deputy Rector of the Polytechnic.

Dr Odetayo bagged his Ph.D. in Management Science from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso in 2015.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIBN).

He has 23 journal article publications to his credit (both local and international) and he has authored six textbooks.

He has also attended several conferences, workshops and seminars both in Nigeria and overseas.

Dr Odetayo is happily married and blessed with promising children.

A press statement signed by the Registrar of the Institution, Mr Basiru Salawu expressed the gratitude of the management, staff and students of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree to the governor for the appointment.

The statement states, “We appreciate His Excellency Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke for this gesture to the Institution.”

“We also wish Dr. Odetayo a successful tenure of office,” the statement,” added.


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