Obafemi Awolowo University new VC Prof. Ayobami Taofeek Salami & his Biography –
Prof. Ayobami Taofeek Salami is currently officeholder Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife new Vice Chancellor. He was chosen as VC out of 11 challengers. He expected office on 24th June, 2016. Prof. Ayobami Taofeek Salami acquired a B.Sc degree (second Class Upper division) from University of Ife then, (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) in 1986 preceding he packed away a M.Sc degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in 1989 which he spend significant time in Land utilize and Natural Resources Management. Prof. Ayobami Taofeek Salami additionally topped a Ph.D degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1996 having acquired, in 1990, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing Applications: Training in Environmental Data Generation/Handling and Geographic Information System.
With his enthusiasm for scholastic interest he turned into a Professor on the first of October, 2003. The New VC Prof. Ayobami Taofeek Salami was the secretary, Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) OAU branch from 2000 – 2002, and two term individual from OAU Governing Council from 2003 –2007. He filled in as a Senior Research Adviser, Corporate Environment Department, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Nigeria from 2010 – 2011 as a Sabbatical Staff. Prof. Ayobami Taofeek Salami has gone to short instructional classes in numerous nations Including Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Canada and U.S.A. He has additionally had instructing and look into encounters in The Gambia, Tanzania and The Netherlands. Teacher Salami is joyfully hitched with three youngsters. Until his new arrangement, Prof. Ayobami Taofeek Salami was the Head of Space Applications and Environmental Science Laboratory (SPAEL) and Coordinator, Climate Modeling Unit, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Studies, OAU, Ile-Ife. He was the Director of the Institute of Ecology from 2006 – 2010.
Amid his discourse as new VC Prof. Ayobami Taofeek Salami, it gives me awesome delight to welcome you to the beginning of another period as I expect office today (24th June, 2016) as the new Vice Chancellor of this University. I am not ignorant of the humongous difficulties of my new duty as the eleventh Vice Chancellor of this awesome organization, particularly inside the setting of our experience of the latest past.
We can’t dismiss the way that it is an exceptionally attempting time of our advantageous history. Regardless, the work of moving our college to the following level must be done, as I promised to do preceding my arrangement. Give me a chance to make a clarion approach all partners, including all staff, our graduated class, companions, advocates and also one and all to hold hands with this new organization which has promised to be firm, simply, fair and autonomous in running the undertakings of our establishment. On the off chance that there are gatherings or people with any worry, this organization is ever prepared to connect with such helpfully in a round-table in order to genially resolve matters, rather than falling back on any self improvement that may prompt to interruptions and aggravations to individuals from the group. Give all of us a chance to recollect this is our regular legacy and whatever we do to advance, sustain, undermine or decimate it will be reported for family.
Encourage, I thusly speak to one and all to hold hands with me in an offer to move this establishment to higher grounds. I imagine this organization as the scaffold between our past that we love and the future that we respect. As embodied in my Vision Statement, I am mindful that history entices on me as the new Vice-Chancellor not just to have the capacity to manage the increases of the past, however to likewise have the capacity to capacitize the framework for creative steps at the onset of another “decade” in the chronicles of the administration of the University. It is currently my duty regarding the following 5 years to be an impetus for change by exhibiting a certified responsibility to scholarly renaissance, re-strengthening the learning environment, staff and understudies’ welfare, systems administration and agreement working inside the framework. I should rush to include that all these commendable goals must be achievable in the event that we as a whole hold hands together to propel our dearest foundation. It is my powerful urge and trust this new sunrise will be associated with advance, scholastic leaps forward and our national’s incredible welfare. This requires all hands must be on the deck and I, on my part, therefore augment my hand of fellowship and compromise to everybody. I am resolved to grasp this open door for administration with peculiarity of reason, magnificence of the soul and constancy of expectation. Independently we can have any kind of effect yet together we can have an effect.
- Marital Status: Married
- Profession: Environmentalist/Ecologist
- B.Sc: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Finished: 1986
- M.Sc: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Finished: 1989
- PhD: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Finished: 1996
- PGD: Remote Sensing Applications: Training in Environmental Data Generation/Handling and Geographic Information System. Finished: 1990
Proficient History of Prof. Ayobami Taofeek Salami
- Head: Space Applications and Environmental Science Laboratory (SPAEL)
- Coordinator: Climate Modeling Unit, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Studies, OAU, Ile-Ife.
- Secretary: Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) OAU branch. Begun: 2000. Finished: 2002
- Director: Institute of Ecology. Begun: 2006. Finished: 2010
- Member: OAU Governing Council. Begun: 2003. Finished: 2007
- Senior Research Adviser: Corporate Environment Department
- Senior Research Adviser: Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Nigeria. Begun: 2010. Finished: 2011
Compliment Prof. Ayobami Taofeek Salami.