Professor (Mrs) Adenike Temidayo Oladiji, who is also the first female Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Sciences, was born on 27th April, 1968.
She attended Christ Anglican School, Ijomu-Oro, and Iludun Oro Nursery and Primary School between 1972 and 1977. She also attended St. Claire’s Anglican Grammar School, Offa, from 1977 to 1982.
Prof. Oladiji holds a B.Sc Biochemistry (Second Class Upper Division) from the University of Ilorin (1988); MSc. Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, (1991) and Ph.D Biochemistry, University of Ilorin (1997).
The erudite scholar joined the services of the University of Ilorin in July 1992 as Assistant Lecturer and was appointed a Professor in September 2011.
She has over 29 years of continuous service in the university system. She has held various positions and served on almost all University Committees as Chairman and Member.
She has also served in various capacities, including Head of Department; Sub Dean of Faculty; Deputy Director, Centre for International Education; Director, Centre for Research Development and In-House Training (CREDIT); Director, Central Research Laboratory; Dean, School Of Basic Medical Sciences (Kwara State University); Dean, School of Life Sciences and Member, Governing Council, Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa and Crown Hill University, Eiyenkorin, Ilorin.
A prolific reseacher with over 100 publications, Prof. Oladiji has won many distinctions and awards, which include University’s Merit Award, Certificate of Merit and scholarships, among others.
She is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science and Fellow, Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
She has served as Member of various Scienctific Committees at the National Universities Commission (NUC), Tertiary Education Fund (TETFund), and has been an external examiner in over 20 universities in Nigeria and outside the country.
She is a Member of Professional Bodies such as the West Africa Research and Innovation Management (WARIMA), American Society of Nutrition, Organization for Women in Science for Developing World (OSWD), Science Association of Nigeria and Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology.
She is happily married and blessed with children.
She succeeds Prof. Joseph Fuwape, whose tenure ends on Monday, 23rd May, 2022.
According to a letter of appointment personally signed by Ambassador Igali, Prof. Oladiji’s appointment, which takes effect from Tuesday May 24, 2022, is for a single term of five years.
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