Prof. Ganiyu, A Proven Architect of Modern OOU


By: Samson Adeyemi 

I strongly believe in the general saying that "to make everybody in any organisation to work tirelessly towards a common goal of achieving excellence, a leadership of such organisation must posses the quality of a good leader it required.

A typical example of the Vice Chancellor, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Professor Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde on his growth recorded by the institution.
Prof. Ganiyu, apart from being a noted academician with a strong administrative acumen, he posses leadership in vision, integrity, transformation and many more. 

The OOU Chancellor through his vision, competence, integrity, determination and experience, he has been able to put his name on the lips of those who still value qualitative education not only in Ogun State but Nigeria at large. 
He is loved by many for his visionary and innovative approach to tertiary education management, respected by the staff for his exemplary leadership style and loved by students across the state. 

Citing the recent positive changes and redefining what students need from a university education, Prof. Ganiyu has contributed positively to the growth and his tenure witnessed unique developments, there's no gainsaying that his footsteps has take the institution to higher heights. 

Soonest, Prof. Ganiyu will be rounding up his tenure as the Vice Chancellor of OOU and the institution has experienced developmental growth in all aspects. 

One of the purpose he achieved included the eradication of cultism, exam malpractice, drug abuse and other social vices in the school. 
"Prompt payment of salaries and no financial scandal during his tenure."

Smooth Academic activities Without any internal strike by Unions (SUG, ASUU OOU Chapter, NASU,SSANU etc) is another area he has been able to tackled. 

Prof. Ganiyu also facilitated some many projects into the institution the latest is the INSTITUTE OF GOVERNANCE STUDY by Oba Sikirulahi Adetona, Awujale of ijebu land. The institute is having three brand new gigantic buildings well equipped and conducive for post graduates. 

His legacy projects which cross across the main campus and the three Annex campuses are projects which made the schools to have successful NUC Accreditation without any denial in all programs.

His tenure facilitated the INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF NIGERIA Building (ICAN Building) into the school.

He redeem the lost image of Olabisi Onabanjo University which was known for cultism, fight and internal problems. His leadership acumen as restore OOU back to limelight and international relevance.

He restore the OOU business venture and OOU bread which serve as major supplier for Students and ijebu North community as a whole.
The establishment of OOU Business School is another legacy projects which will Attract global attention and relevancy in academic world to the school.

In his magnanimity selflessness he approved Indigents Scholarship to Students every Session across all Departments.

There's no doubt that his legacy projects are indelible footprints that will speak for him in decades to come. 

Before I drop the pen, I must confess that Prof. Ganiyu tenure has brought the desired peace in the institution that would continue to boost academic excellence.

Samson Ajasa Adeyemi, Socio Political Analyst and Convener, G. O Disciples, writes from Ago Iwoye


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  1. I must confess, he’s doing a great job 👏 Make dem do sport centre too abeg

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