A Professor of Cancer Pathology, Prof. Ayodeji Agboola has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.
Agboola, who was announced as the new VC to succeed Professor Ganiyu Olatunde, who had served for five years, was the university’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
The university’s registrar and board secretary, Femi Ogunwomoju, disclosed on Thursday.
Ogunwomoju said the appointment, which would last for five years, would take effect from Thursday, October 13, 2022.
The statement read: “The Board of Trustees of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye has approved the appointment of Professor Agboola Johnson as the 11th Vice-Chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.
“The appointment was ratified at its 206th (extraordinary) meeting held on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
Professor Agboola, professor of cancer pathology was born on July 4, 1970.
“He was admitted to Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) Ago-Iwoye where he obtained his MB Ch. B. degree in 2001.
“Subsequently, he had his compulsory Housemanship at Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu between 2001 and 2002 and was fully registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
“He joined the services of OOU as a Lecturer II in May 2002. He was at the University of Nottingham, UK where he completed his MSc and PhD degrees in 2007 and 2012 respectively.
“He rose through the ranks and became Professor of Cancer Pathology in 2016. Apart from teaching various courses in his area of specialization, Prof. Agboola has over 50 publications to his credit in local peer-reviewed journals and international.
“He attended several professional conferences and successfully supervised a Ph.D. theses in cancer pathology.
“As well as being the first to conceptualize the racial difference in breast cancer biology in Nigeria compared to British women, Professor Agboola won the University of Nottingham Developing Solution Award in 2006 and the British Council Linkages Award in 2012, among others, in recognition of his cutting-edge research in his area of specialization.
“Her ingenuity has also earned her worldwide recognition as part of the International Consortium to Advance Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research with the goal of reducing global cancer-related health disparities.
“Professor Agboola was both State Facilitator, National Immunization Program (2005-2006), Member, Visiting Committee, Ekiti State Teaching Hospital (2018) and served as External Examiner at Ahmadu University Bello, Zaria, and the University of Ibadan for Ph.D. exams in 2019 and 2021 respectively.
“He is currently a board member of OOUTH. He is also a member of many professional bodies, including the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland (2008 to date), the European Pathological Society (2008 to date), the Nigerian Medical Association (2001 to date), the International Consortium to Advance Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research (2016 to date), and International Academy of Pathology, West Africa Chapter (2018 nowadays).
“Professor Agboola is married and blessed with children.”