FUTA Appoints Professor Olatunde Arayela as New Deputy Vice- Chancellor

According to news reaching us today,Council has recently confirms Professor Olatunde
Arayela’s appointment as Federal
University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
FUTA New Registrar

The Council of the Federal University of
Technology, Akure, has confirmed the
appointment of Professor Olatunde Arayela
as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor [Academic]
for a term of two years following his
election by the Senate. In the letter
conveying the appointment, the Registrar
and Secretary to Council, Dr. (Mrs.) Modupe
Ajayi, said Professor Arayela, whose
appointment takes effect from April 1, 2015
will be responsible for academic
administration, curriculum development,
examination, admissions and other senate
matters.

Arayela, 57, brings to his position a rich
experience in academic and administration.
He obtained B.Sc. (Arch) and M.Sc. (Arch) in
1981 and 1983 respectively from the
University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo
University, Ile-Ife. He also has M.Sc. (Urban
and Regional Planning) from the same
Institution in 1996. He bagged Ph.D.
(Architecture) from the Federal University of
Technology, Akure in 2000.

He started his academic career in 1984 as
Honorary Lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello
University, Zaria during his National Youth
Service Corps (NYSC) and was later offered
appointment as an Assistant Lecturer in the
same Institution after his NYSC. He was
promoted Lecturer II in 1987 and in 1990
he transferred his services to the Federal
University of Technology, Akure as Lecturer
I. He became Senior Lecturer in 1996 and
was promoted Reader in 2000. He became a
substantive Professor of Architecture in
February, 2002. He was also the pioneer
Head of the Department of Architecture
and served as Dean of the Postgraduate
School from 2008 to 2010.

Arayela, who has served as chairman/
member of several university committees
was until his new appointment the Director
of Academic Planning.

As a professional architect, Professor
Arayela is registered with the Nigerian
Institute of Architects (NIA) and chartered
by the Architects Registration Council of
Nigeria (ARCON). He was a member of the
Executive Council of NIA (2005-2010) and a
former Council Member of ARCON
(2010-2013).

A widely travelled academic and researcher,
Professor Arayela, by virtue of this position
is a Principal Officer of the University and a
member of Council. He is happily married
with children.


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