MEET THE NEWLY APPOINTED PIONEERING VICE-CHANCELLOR KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY KABBA PROF. KEHINDE IMISI TEMITOPE ENIOLA
Prof. Eniola, 53, is a Professor of Environmental and Public Health Microbiology.
He started his academic career in 1997 at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Ilorin. He joined the services of Joseph Ayo Babalola University as a Senior Lecturer on 1st April, 2008 and rose steadily to the rank of full professor on 1st April 2014. Since his appointment in JABU, he has been involved in innovative teaching and research.
He is a fellow of the Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), the highest professional body for microbiologists in Nigeria. Eniola served as the society’s President between 2014 and 2018. He currently sits as a member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Society. Given his antecedents, pioneering and leadership efforts in the field of Microbiology, he was appointed Country Ambassador of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) in 2018, a position he holds to date. He also holds the membership of the Society for Applied Microbiology, Society for Experimental Biology and the American Society for the Advancement of Science.
He serves as external examiner to departments of Microbiology and cognate departments in the University of Lagos, University of Ilorin, Kwara State University, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ladoke Akintola University among several others. In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities in JABU, he has occupied various administrative positions including Head of Department, Director of Academic Planning, Director, Centre for Distance Learning, Dean, College of Natural Sciences and currently sits as Dean of the College of Postgraduate Studies. During his directorship at the Centre for Distance Learning, JABU became the first Private University to be granted approval by the National Universities’ Commission (NUC) to run online distance learning programmes. During his one-year sabbatical leave to Mountain Top University in 2016, he was appointed Dean of Students’ Affairs. He also served as the Chairman to the Academic Planning Committee, ICT Committee and Chapel Committee.
Eniola has served on, chaired and chairs several committees in Joseph Ayo Babalola University. They include University Ceremonies Committee, Accreditation Committee, Publications Committee, Sports Committee, Research Committee, Committee on Online Teaching and Examination, Committee on Post Covid-19 School Resumption Strategies, Committee on University Ranking, and several ad-hoc committees and Task Forces. He serves as a reviewer to various nationally and internationally published scholarly journals.
His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello has made the right choice, a correct and sound decision for a daring challenge!
Prof Kehinde Eniola is a brilliant, young and dynamic scholarly intellectual, with the purposeful energy of the bee.
We look forward to harvests of milestones in stewardship.
Congratulations once again.
Prof Kehinde hails from Yagba West