First Technical University Appoints New DVC, Enrolled 185 –

The First Technical University of Ibadan has appointed Professor of Ecosystem Management, Iyiola Oladunjoye Tella as the new Deputy Vice Chancellor.

He replaces Professor Adesola Ajayi, who was recently appointed Vice-Chancellor, his term ending on March 31, 2022.

Professor Tella has been involved in teaching, research and mentoring at the university level for 28 years.

Promoted to Full Professor in 2008, he has published over 50 peer-reviewed research articles and supervised over 45 graduate candidates, including 16 PhDs.

He has served several times as Head of Department, Faculty Representative in Postgraduate School and Director of Research and Development at Modibbo Adama University, formerly Yola Federal University of Technology.

At the First Technical University of Ibadan, Tella is the pioneer Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development, while he served as Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance and more recently has served as served as Director of Partnerships and International Links.

Over the years, he has provided institutional support to some government departments and agencies, and has also served several sister universities as an external examiner and as a professor assessor.

He has also participated in numerous consultative workshops which have addressed various ecosystem issues in Nigeria and many African and European countries.

He was, at one time, Senior Research Advisor at Shell Petroleum Development Company (biodiversity issues) and, for several years, he was a principal consultant for biodiversity studies and environmental audits commissioned by oil and gas companies (in the Niger Delta), and for several companies interested in renewable energies (in northern Nigeria).

Professor Tella is active in several collaborative research works that span ecosystem restoration, plant-site interactions, ethnoforestry, ecosystem valuation, bioenergy, sustainable rural livelihoods, ecological modeling and policy. of sustainable development.

He is married to Dr. Dupe Tella and they are blessed with children.

Meanwhile, Tech-U held its fifth convocation.

The event, held on March 22, attracted 185 students.

Addressing the students, Prof. Salami urged them to make the most of the new and robust opportunity the institution is providing them.

According to him, they should learn from the success of the first round whose convocation was held on March 5, especially the 12 first-class graduates who Tech-U offered automatic employment, just as it will make it easier for them. postgraduate programs abroad.

The VC said, “I took the time to paint a picture of the beauty of studying well and recording good grades.

“It’s to tell you that this university has a good plan for you.

“In terms of education, our program is strong, diverse and rich.

“It includes school education, entrepreneurship, vocational, technical and communication education.

“This university will provide you with the learning that will allow you to assert yourself and succeed wherever you are.

“You will be able to work in companies, projects and wherever qualified graduates are required.

“You will be able to employ yourself and others.

“You will be able to start your own businesses, thereby building your own economy and contributing to the economy of your state and country.

“So we have to think big.

“See yourself in the great future that is only a few years away.

“By the way, by now you must know that every graduate of Ibadan First Technical University gets three certificates after graduation.

“You get your BSc. Certificate, a diploma in entrepreneurship and a diploma in French language.

“It shows that you will be ripe to find employment or create jobs in all three areas.”

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