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Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic Mourns Passage Of Governing Council Chair

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It is with deep sadness and profound shock that the Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa community announces the passing of Professor Abiodun Adebowale Ojo, the esteemed Chairman of our Governing Council. Professor Ojo’s demise occurred on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, following a successful surgery at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan .

Professor Ojo, who served as the Chairman of our Governing Council, brought unwavering dedication, wisdom, and visionary leadership to our Institution. His passing leaves a void that will be felt deeply by all who had the privilege of working with him.

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Prior to his tenure at Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa, Professor Ojo had a sterling career in academia. He was a Professor of Educational Evaluation and served as the pioneer Dean, Faculty of Specialised and Professional Education at Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, Oyo, on sabbatical. His contributions to the field of education were immense, and his impact was felt far beyond the confines of our Institution.

Professor Ojo obtained first degree and postgraduate degrees in Education from prestigious institutions including the University of Ilorin, the University of Lagos, and the University of Ibadan. He joined the service of the Ogun State College of Education, Ijagun via Ijebu Ode in 1980 and rose through the ranks to become a Chief Lecturer. Over the years, he held various leadership positions, including a two-term Provost of the Tai Solarin College of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

His exceptional leadership qualities and dedication to education earned him numerous accolades and appointments, including being appointed as Governing Council Chairman of Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa by the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on October 6, 2022.

The Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa community extends its deepest condolences to Professor Ojo’s family, friends, colleagues, and loved ones. We mourn the loss of a distinguished leader, mentor, and friend. May his soul rest in peace, and may his legacy continue to inspire generations to come.

Signed:
Dr. Gbade Akinteye
Acting Rector

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