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Professor Adedayo Yusuf Abdulkareem is a Professor of Educational Management. He was appointed as the 11th Director of the Institute and assumed duty on 6th November, 2013.
Professor AbdulKareem hails from Magobon Compound in Ajikobi Ward of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. He attended Offa Grammar School, Offa from 1969 to 1973 to obtain his West African School Certificate and Advanced Teachers’ College (now Federal College of Education), Zaria from 1974 – 1977 for his NCE in Mathematics and Physics. He had distinction in each of the two subjects. He attended University of Ibadan, Ibadan from 1979 – 1981 to obtain B.Ed (Hons.) in Educational Management and Mathematics. He was the University Federal Merit Awardee during the period. For his Masters and Ph.D. degrees, he attended University of Ilorin, Ilorin from 1983 to 1984 and 1985 to 1989 respectively. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chattered). He belongs to a number of professional Associations. He has a number of publications in reputable journals and books(local, national and international). He has served the University on a number of Committees.
He served as the Head of Department of Educational Management between 2010 and 2013. He also served as Provost of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin between June 2005 and June 2010. He was the National President of the University of Ilorin Alumni Association for two terms between 2003 and 2007. He is a community leader. He is married with children.