Dr. Mrs. F.M. Olowoleni

The Governing Council of the University of Ilorin has approved the appointment of Dr. (Mrs.)

Folaranmi Modupe Olowoleni (Nee Babatolu) as the new Registrar of the University. Dr. Olowoleni, who was the Deputy Registrar and Secretary of the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, took over from the immediate past Registrar, Mr Emmanuel D. Obafemi, whose tenure expired on April 27th, 2018. She will be the second female Registrar in the history of the University and the first with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree. 

In a congratulatory letter dated March 22, 2018, issued by the Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel Dada Obafemi, on his behalf, the Vice- Chancellor described Dr. Olowoleni's appointment as "well-deserved." While noting that the appointment is the "crowning achievement" of Dr. Olowoleni's' distinguished career in public service" and a "call to serve the University in a higher capacity", the letter further stated that "given your experience as an Administrator, strong leadership qualities and bent for excellence, we are quite certain that you will definitely succeed in your new role as the Chief Administrative Officer of the University”.

The Registrar, who joined the services of the University of Ilorin as a Principal Planning Officer in the Academic Planning Unit of the Vice-Chancellor's Office on January 20, 1992, is a 1982 graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Ilorin in 1993, an M.Sc. in Management Science and a Doctorate degree in Business Administration in 2015, also from the University of Ilorin. She equally holds the Postgraduate Diploma in Education also from the University.

Dr. Olowoleni, who has served at various times as Chief Planning Officer and Principal Assistant Registrar, was appointed Deputy Registrar in 2006. Born in Lokoja, Kogi State on April 19, 1961, Dr Olowoleni is a native of Takete-Isao, Yagba-East Local Government Area of Kogi State. She had her early education at St. Louis Private Primary School, Bompai, Kano, between 1971 and 1972; St. Louis Secondary School, Kano,1973-1977 before proceeding to the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1978-1982).

A member of many professional bodies, including the Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators (ANUPA) of which she is the University Chairperson and the equivalent International body, the Association of University Administrators (AUA), Manchester, United Kingdom, Dr. Olowoleni is the current Chairperson of the University of Ilorin Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Management.