The Deputy Registrar (Academic Support Services), Mr. Emmanuel Dada Obafemi, has been named the new Registrar of the University of Ilorin. Fondly called “ED” by colleagues and friends, he takes over from the incumbent Registrar, Mrs. Olufolake O. Oyeyemi, whose tenure expires on April 28, 2013.

Mr. Obafemi’s appointment, which followed the recommendation of the Selection Board constituted to assess applicants for the position of Registrar, was one of the highlights of the decisions taken at the 136th meeting of the University Council last Saturday (February 9, 2013).

The Registrar-designate, who joined the services of the University of Ilorin on September 28, 1981 as Assistant Registrar (Information), is a 1977 graduate of the University of Ibadan. Mr. Obafemi has served, at various times, as Senior Assistant Registrar and Principal Assistant Registrar in various units of the University. In 2006, he was promoted to the position of Deputy Registrar and he served in various units such as the Establishments Office, College of Health Sciences, Students Affairs Unit, Council Office and the Directorate of Academic Support Services.

As Registrar, Mr. Obafemi will be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day general administration of the University. He will also serve as Secretary to the University Council, the Senate, Convocation and Congregation of the University. Born in Kabba, Kogi State, on November 19, 1953, Mr. Obafemi had his primary education at St. Andrews Primary School, Kabba between 1959 and 1966 before proceeding to the popular Government College, Keffi (1967 – 1971).

The Registrar-designate also attended Abdul Azeez Attah Memorial College, Okene between 1972 and 1973 for his A’ Levels after which he gained admission to read History at the University of Ibadan between 1974 and 1977. 

Mr. Obafemi also schooled at the National Institute of Public Information, Kaduna (1981), the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Badagry (1995) and the Digital Bridge Institute, Abuja (2010) for different Professional Certificate programmes.

Fresh from his national youth service in 1978, Mr. Obafemi joined the services of the old Kwara State government and was posted to the Ministry of Information, Youths, Sports and Culture as Information Officer before joining the services of the University.

Mr. Obafemi is a member of the Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators (ANUPA), the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN), the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), and Fellow of the Institute of Human and Natural Resources (IHNR).

An ardent lover of football refereeing, the Registrar-designate has won several laurels in the course of his career as a referee. For instance, in 1991, he won the Bournvita Award for the Best Football Referee in Nigeria. Other awards won by the affable administrator include the Oyo State Sports Writers Association of Nigeria’s (SWAN) Award for Outstanding Performance as a Football Referee (1997), the Special Merit Award for Dedication, Service, Honesty and Exemplary Commitment in the discharge of duties as Member of the Referees Placement Committee of the Nigerian Football League (NFL) (2007), Distinguished Ambassador of Kwara State Football Referees (2008), Distinguished Personality Award for Excellent Refereeing and Development of Refereeing by Kwara State All Stars Family (2010), and Unilorin Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) Award for the Uplift of Humanity and Empowerment of Human Dignity (2012).

The Registrar-designate, whose hobbies include reading and swimming, is married and blessed with six children.

Name: Olawuyi A.K.
Status: Assistant Lecturer
Department: Geology

His Publications are:

  1. Olasehinde P.I. & Olawuyi A.K. (2003): "An Assessment of Groundwater Potential of Parts of Ikono L.G.A. (Akwa-Ibom State) S.E. Nigeria. Water Resources N.A.H Journal. Vol.14, October 2003.
  2. Olawuyi, A.K. and Oluwole, V.O. (2009) " Geo-Electrical Investigastion of a Part of Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. Nigeria Proceeding of International Conference on Research and Development . Vol. 2. No. 28 pp 69-79.
  3. Olawuyi, A.K. (2009) " The Desirability of P.G.D.E. Programme  for Holders of Non-Education Degrees, Proceedings of International Conference on Research and Development, Vol. 2. No. 9 pp 7-9
  4. Olawuyi, A.K. (2012): "Hydro-Geophysical Study of Edu LGA, Kwara State, Nigeria:" Gbatako Town as a Case Study. Proceedings of Annual Conference on IRDI Research and Development, Vol. 7,No.2, P 124-134.
  5. Olawuyi, A.K (2013): Geo-electrical Exploration for Ground-water in Gbatako, Edu L.G.A, Kwara State, Nigeria. NJPAS, Nigerian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. 26: 2470-2478: ISSN 0794-0378: Published by the Faculty of Science, University of Ilorin.-
  6. Olawuyi, A.K. and Abolarin, S.B. (2013): Evaluation of Vertical Electrical Sounding -Method in Groundwater Development in the Basement Complex Terrain of West-Central, Nigeria. NJTD, Nigerian Journal of Technological Development. 10(2):22-28: ISSN 0189-9546: Published by the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, university of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
  7. Olawuyi, A.K and Oluwole, V.O. (2014): Geo-electrical Exploration for Groundwater in Jimba-Oja, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria. EJAST, Ethiop. J. Appl. Sci. 5(1):38-57: Published by Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.  Available Online at
  8. Olawuyi, A.K (2015): Geo-electrical Exploration for Ground-water in Ajelanwa, Owa Otun and Ogga Communities in the Middle-Belt Region of Nigeria. JNAMP, Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics. 32(1): 73-80: Published by Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics.
  9. Olawuyi, A.K (2015): Lineaments Mapping for Hydrogeological Study Using Aeromagnetic and Pseudogravity Data: A Case Study of Lafiagi, Southwestern Nigeria. ZJST, Zimbabwe Journal of Science and Technology. 10: 40- 54:Published by National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
  10. Olawuyi A.K., Ako B.D., Omosuyi G.O. and Adelusi A.O. (2015): Integration of Magnetic, Gravity and Geologic Data in Mapping Geologic Structures: A Case Study of a Part of Lafiagi (Sheet 203), Southwestern Nigeria. Search and Discovery. Article No. 41737: Published by AAPG Datapages, Inc. Available Online at:
  11. Olawuyi A.K., Ako B.D., Omosuyi G.O. and Adelusi A.O. (2016): Application of 3-D Euler Deconvolution of Aeromagnetic and Pseudogravity Transforms in Mineral Exploration: A Case Study of the Pegmatite-Rich Zones of Lafiagi, Central Nigeria. Arabian J. Geosci. 9(16):1-9. doi:10.1007/s12517-016-2708-z: Published by Springer Nature/ the Saudi Society for Geosciences. Print ISSN: 1866-7511 Online ISSN: 1866-7538. Available online at: a

At the Technical and Entrepreneurship Centre, the Vice-Chancellor commended the efforts of the Centre on the COBES programme, which he said should be the future of the students after their programmes in the University.

Prof. Ambali, who said that graduates of the University are expected to be employers of labour, stressed the need for additional preparation to achieve the set target for the Centre.

He also urged the Centre to hunt for professionals with degrees in entrepreneurship and also bring in students of the University irrespective of their courses of study to relief the Centre of its current challenges.

While hoping that the Centre’s programme would be more practical, the Vice-Chancellor advised the staff to transfer the knowledge acquired to students who have been voluntarily partaking in the Centre’s programmes.

At the Apiary Unit, where pure honey is produced for public consumption, the Vice-Chancellor commended the staff for projecting the University image and increasing its internally generated revenue. He then assured that the authority would look into the Unit’s requests, especially the one on registration with NAFDAC.

At the Centre for Affiliated Studies, the Director of the Centre, Dr. I. A. Abubakar, disclosed that many institutions had shown interest in the Centre through request for formal affiliation with the University. He then called for the upgrading of the Centre.

Responding, the Vice-Chancellor said that the Centre is the link between the University and other affiliated institutions and urged the Centre to continue monitoring the affiliated colleges for proper collaboration.                

Other units visited by the Vice-Chancellor’s train included the University  Sport  Unit; Gymnasium Centre, Centre for Continuing Education; Unilorin Resources Development and Management Board(URDMB); Technical and Entrepreneurship Centre (TEC); Male and Female Hostels; Centre for Supportive Services for the Deaf; the Central Research Laboratory; and the Centre for Ilorin Studies (CILS). 

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the student union executive for its constructive advices to management.

Prof. Ambali, who gave the commendation last Thursday when he visited the Student Union Building in continuation of his tour of the various units and departments of the University, said the management would look into the advice of the student leaders on the issue of student identification.

He commended the Union for its role in the development of the University, adding that the University is a training ground for leaders that are humane and affirmed that the Student Union leadership has demonstrated such.

Noting that the relationship between the Student Union and the University authority is to serve as checks and balances, the Vice-Chancellor however reminded the students that the University does not tolerate vices or condone social menace such as cultism.

Welcoming the Vice-Chancellor and members of the entourage earlier, the Student Union President, Mr. Abdulmalik Aremu, reminded the Vice-Chancellor of the Union’s earlier requests, which included security, and urged the authority to urgently change the identification system for the University’s new intakes.

At the Student Affairs Unit, the Vice-Chancellor and his entourage were hosted amidst praises and prayers by staff of the Unit for the rice gifts given to them recently. The Dean of the Unit, Prof. A. O. Omotesho, who also in his opening remarks, commended the University authority, pleaded for more tools and other needs that would make the Unit staff perform better.

Prof. Omotesho, who said that the staff have been hard working and committed, urged the authority to speedily consider the request of the Unit, which he said is the first port of call of all academic visitors to the University.

Responding, the Vice-Chancellor also commended the Dean for upholding the tenets of the Unit to address students’ needs, adding that the unit is the actual University.

“Your domain is actually the University. Without the people the unit is managing, all of us won’t be here. We are all here because of the students and all other things we are doing are just supportive activities to our 

In its bid to diversify its activities and generate more funds into its coffers, the University of Ilorin will soon start the production of bottled water for consumption by the University community and its environs.

This was disclosed by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, when he visited Unilorin Consultancy Services Unit in continuation of his campus-wide tour of various departments and units of the University last Thursday (January 3, 2013).

The Vice-Chancellor, who was accompanied on the tour by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RTI), Prof. Felix Oladele, and the Registrar, Mrs. Olufolake Oyeyemi, among other top management staff, said that the University authority was already working seriously towards getting the long awaited ‘Unilorin Water’ out for consumption by March this year, adding that the water would be of high quality and be healthy for consumption.

Prof. Ambali said preparations had already reached advanced stage, noting that efforts were already being made to meet the March target. Prof. Ambali said, “We are going to encourage and promote Unilorin Consultancy Unit to complete the ‘Unilorin Water’ project very soon. It is going to be in both sachet and bottled form. We are going to work on that so that we can take off and conclude on the installation very soon.

“We hope to achieve having the water by March and the Director of Consultancy Services is working towards that and we have to support him to realise the unit’s goals”.