Professor Eyitayo Ogungbenro Ogunbodede emerges as the new Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
was jubilation galore yesterday as the workers of the Obafemi Awolowo
University, Ile-Ife, trooped out en-mass to celebrate the announcement
of the new Vice Chancellor for the 55 year-old institution.
a press conference at the University secretariat, the Pro-Chancellor
and Chairman of Governing Council, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, announced
Professor Eyitayo Ogungbenro Ogunbodede, a Professor of Preventive and
Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Health Sciences,
as the new Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
native of the ancient city of Owo in Ondo State, Professor Ogunbodede
was born on the 23rd of January, 1957, and obtained his Bachelor of
Science Honors, Health Sciences (1981), after which he obtained the
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BCHD) in 1985. Not yet satisfied, in 1989,
Ogunbodede obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) before proceeding to
Royal College of Surgeons, England, where he obtained a Dental Diploma
in Public Health in 1992. Professor Ogunbodede got his Ph.D. degree from
the University of Western Cape in South Africa, and became a Professor
on the 1st of October, 2000.
He joined the services of the
University as a Medical Training Fellow in March, 1987, and rose through
the ranks to become a Professor in the Department of Preventive and
Community Dentistry in the year 2000.
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