The Governing Council of Nigeria’s premier technical university, First Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan has approved the appointment of Mr. Kehinde Olusegun Olatokun as the new Bursar of the University, with effect from October 3, 2018.
Olatokun is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Associate Member of both the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
Olatokun, until his new appointment, served as the acting bursar of the University.
Born on January 4, 1965, Olatokun, an indigene of Lagelu, attended the Oyo State College of Arts and Science, Ile Ife from 1987-1989 for his General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level). He proceeded to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife (1990-1993) where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He holds a Masters of Business Administration and a certificate in electronic data processing from OAU 1998 – 2000 and 2005, respectively.
Olatokun began his career with the Central Bank of Nigeria, Enugu Branch between 1994 and 1995, where he worked as a Youth Corps member. He later joined the services of the Oyo State Government as an Audit Officer in 1998 and rose to the position of Senior Auditor in 2002. He won the Auditor of the Year Award of the Office of the Auditor General, Oyo State in 1999.
He later joined the services of the Obafemi Awolowo University as a Principal Accountant and Acting Divisional Head, Financial Information. He was promoted to the position of a Chief Accountant in, Grants and Agency Division from 2005 to 2012, and rose to become the Deputy Bursar, Cash Office, Bursary Department in 2005. He was also designated as the Deputy Bursar, Financial Accounting from 2012 to 2016, before joining Tech-U on sabbatical as the pioneer Acting Bursar in 2017.
With this appointment, Olatokun is expected to bring his 25 years’ experience as a finance expert to bear on putting the nascent University on a firm footing.