Biography of MR OLADEJI MATTHEW OLANIYI, THE RECTOR OF TOPS

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MR OLADEJI MATTHEW OLANIYI , THE RECTOR OF THE OKEOGUN POLYTECHNIC , SAKI (TOPS).

Oladeji Matthew Olaniyi is a native of Saki in Saki West Local Government of Okeogun area, Oyo . Born on the 3rd of April,1963. He attended First African Baptist School and obtained a Leaving Certificate in 1975. He thereafter attended Baptist High School, Idi-Araba, Saki where he obtained his West African School Certificate in 1981.

In 1982, he trained as a Grade II Teacher in the Divisional Teachers’ College, Saki, Oyo State. He later proceeded to the Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile Ife in Osun State where he bagged B.SC (Hons.) De

gree in Political Science (Second Class Upper Division ) in 1989. He also obtained M.SC Sociology at the University of Ibadan. Mr Oladeji Matthew Olaniyi started his teaching career between 1982 and 1985 at Divisional Schools Board, Saki where he taught Mathematics and Government .

He was a Part-Time NCE Lecturer at the Polytechnic, Ibadan (Saki Campus ) from 1991 to 1994. He later joined the Polytechnic Ibadan, Saki Campus as a Principal Lecturer between 1992 and 2008. He later transferred his service to The Polytechnic , Ibadan , Adeseun Ogundoyin Campus, Eruwa as a Principal Lecturer on May 2008.

In the same year, he was also returned to The Polytechnic Ibadan, Saki Campus as a Senior Principal Lecturer. Between 1989 and 1990, he worked with the Directorate for Social Mobilization (NYSC) as a Political Education Officer. He was the General Secretary, National Association of Okeogun Students, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife from 1988 to 1989, President , National Association of Baptist High School, Saki, Old Students between 1988 and 1989. Former Association Editor, POLIK (Journal of Political Science Students Association ) Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile-Ife.

He also served as an Overseer , Part-Time NCE, at the Polytechnic of Ibadan, Saki between 1993 and 1994 ; Coordinator , Remedial Programme for SSCE Students from 1996 to 1999, Coordinator, Certificate in Personnel Management Course, The Polytechnic of Ibadan, Saki Campus between 1999 and 2001. Mr Matthew Olaniyi Oladeji was the Chairman , Academic Standard Monitoring Committees, The Polytechnic Ibadan,Saki Campus now Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki from 2005 to date ;Members, Editorial Board Environ Scope: A multi-disciplinary journal (The Polytechnic, Saki between 2008 and 2009; Chairman, Committee on Investigation of burnt Cassava farm on February, 2008.

He later served as a Head of General Studies Department, Saki Campus between 2000 and 2003, February,2009 and September 2009 ; October 2010 and 2012 to 2013 and chairman, Sports Advisory Committee between October ,2009 and 2013. Mr Olaniyi served as the Chairman, Committee of HODs, The Polytechnic , Ibadan , Saki Campus now Okeogun Polytechnic , Saki between 2000 and 2002, 2010 and 2012 ;

Member, Institutional Journal of Humanities and Management of The Polytechnic of Ibadan from December,2011 to July 2014. He was a member, Take-off implementation Committee of the Technical University, Ibadan Oyo State , Nigeria in September ,2012. He was also the Director, The Polytechnic of Ibadan, Saki now Okeogun Polytechnic from November,2012 to 2014.

And he was the Pioneer Acting Rector and later the substantive Rector of The Okeogun Polytechnic , Saki, Oyo State from July 10 th ,2014 to date. He is the first Okeogun indigene to become a Rector. Mr Matthew Olaniyi became a Fellow of The Institute of Chattered Portfolio Management of Nigeria in 2014. Also,in the year 2000, he obtained a PGD (Financial Management) Consultancy Service Certificate from the University of Ibadan.

 

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