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The Vice-Chancellor, Professor 'Ayo Clement Adebooye, has appointed Professor Siyan Oyeweso, a distinguished Professor of History from the College of Humanities and Culture, as the Acting Provost of the Postgraduate College.


The appointment of Professor Oyeweso was formally announced in a statement released by the University's Public Relations Officer, Ademola Adesoji, on Tuesday, 20th February 2024.

The statement indicates, "Professor Oyeweso will report to the Vice-Chancellor for the administration of Postgraduate studies in the University. His appointment is effective from Wednesday, 14th February 2024.

Professor Oyeweso, an accomplished Professor of History, graduated with a Second Class (Upper Division) from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and earned his M.A. degree and Ph.D. from the same institution.

"Professor Oyeweso has served the University in various key roles. He notably held positions such as the Pioneer Provost of the College of Humanities and Culture, Ikire Campus; the Pioneer Director of UNIOSUN Business School; the Pioneer Chairman of the Committee of Provosts, Deans, and Directors; Director, Centre for Human Resource Development and Life-Long Learning; Director of Advancement among others.

"Professor Oyeweso is a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria and a member of the Nigerian Academy of Letters. His outstanding academic achievements and contributions to the field have earned him a prestigious reputation within the global academic community. Renowned for his eloquence and versatility in public speaking, he has received several national and international awards, research grants, establishing himself as a leading authority on Nigerian history, politics, religion, and culture, as evidenced by his numerous publications since 1986," Adesoji added.

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