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Senate re-elects Agboola, as Dean of Law becomes DVC Admin

Senate re-elects Agboola, as Dean of Law becomes DVC Admin. Professor Deji Agboola has been re-elected by the University Senate as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, for the next two years.

He was unanimously elected as DVC during the University Senate meeting held on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Also at the meeting, Professor Charles Olufemi Adekoya was unanimously elected as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, for the next two years. A Professor of International Human Rights Law and Clinical Legal Education, Adekoya was the Dean, Faculty of Law until his emergence.

He succeeds Professor (Mrs) Ebunoluwa Olufemi Oduwole whose tenure ended in August, after successfully serving for two consecutive terms of four years.

Senate re-elects Agboola, as Dean of Law becomes DVC Admin. The new appointments are to be ratified by the Governing Council of the University at its next sitting.

The newly re-elected Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB.Ch.B) of the Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), a Master Degree in Oncology and a Doctorate Degree in Molecular Pathology, both of the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Prof. Agboola joined the services of the University as Lecturer II in the Department of Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology after a mandatory year of housemanship in 2001.
After passing through the ranks in the University, he rose to the position of a Professor in 2016.

He has served in various Committees of Senate, Joint Committee of Senate and Council of the University. He has equally served as Director of Linkages, Research and Advancement, 2017 – 2018 and Head of Department, Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology at different times from 2002 to 2018.

Agboola was the immediate past Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), OOU Branch, 2014 – 2018; and Secretary, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ogun State Chapter, 2004 – 2006.

He was External Examiner to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria for Post Graduate Degrees (MSc and PhD) from 2018 till date and Editor-in-chief of University based Journals -AJSN, Agogo IJESS- from 2018 till date.

He was elected as Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences and was to resume on Wednesday, 1st August, 2018 before he was first elected by the University Senate as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic for a period of two years.
Agboola, who has been a member of OOU Governing Council from 2018 till date, was member of Visitation Panel to Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital in 2018.

He was recently appointed as member of Board of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu and has also been member of West African Division of International Academy of Pathology (WADIAP) from 2018 till date.

The distinguished academic has attended and presented papers at local and international Conferences. He is well published in reputable international and local Journals with over 50 publications to his credit.

On his part, the new DVC, Administration, who was born on 20th April, 1964 in Okitipupa, Ondo State, joined the services of the University on 20th July, 2001 as Lecturer II.

With dint of hard work, dedication and commitment, he rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2016.

Adekoya completed his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. Degree) from Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) Ago-Iwoye with a Second Class Lower Degree in 1989.

In 1990, he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos for his Barrister-at-Law. He had his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Lagos, Akoka in 1998 and bagged his Ph.D in Law from University of Ghent, Belgium in 2008.

At various times, he has worked in law firms and corporate organisations in Nigeria, including occupying the position of Company Secretary/Legal Adviser at Home Foundation Savings and Loans Limited, Ikeja, Lagos before joining the academia.

Adekoya has also served the University in many capacities such as Assistant Coordinator (Academic), Diploma in Law Programme, 2002-2005; Sub-Dean, Postgraduate, 2009-2014; Ag. Head, Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, 2014-2018; and representative of the Vice-Chancellor as Chairman, Centre for Continuing Education Staff Disciplinary Committee.

He was also Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Postgraduate School Committee on Academic Integrity; member, Staff Professional Ethics and Discipline Committee (SPEDC); member Special Security Committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor in 2010; member, Examinations and Time Table Committee of the Postgraduate School; and member of the Students Disciplinary Committee (as faculty Representative).

Prof. Adekoya has been a member of the OOU Governing Council since 2017 till date and he is equally a member of the Committee of Council on Labour Relations.

His research interests are human rights – poverty and deprivations, access to justice, legal empowerment, public interest lawyering, rights to property, human security; clinical legal education, mediation and conciliation and research methodology.

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC, Nigeria), the distinguished scholar served meritoriously as Examiner in Business Law for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) for five years.

In 2012, Prof. Adekoya was a member of the Curriculum Review Committee that carried out a total overhaul of the 2006 Clinical Legal Education Curriculum for Law Faculties/Law School Clinics in Nigeria, put in place by the Network of University Legal Aid Institution (NULA) Clinical Education.

As a result of his expertise in clinical legal education, Prof. Adekoya was appointed as a resource person in 2018 by Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI, Nigeria), a non-governmental organisation which pioneered the introduction and propagation of clinical legal education in Nigerian Faculties of Law.

The new DVC Administration has served as External Examiner to Departments and Faculties of Law in overseas and Nigerian Universities and has also attended many local and international conferences, workshops, dialogue and colloquium, where he presented well researched papers and facilitated some sessions.

Prof. Adekoya serves on the Editorial Board of reputable Journals. He has authored several articles and contributed to books and loose-leafs as well as co-edited many publications.

A widely travelled academic and member of many professional bodies, Adekoya has received many awards from within and outside the University.
Senate re-elects Agboola, as Dean of Law becomes DVC Admin.
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