The newly appointed Registrar of Samuel Adegboyega University, Mr Reuben Bamidele OLOTU, JP, assumed duty as the second substantive Registrar of the University on Monday, August 14, 2017.
He was the immediate past and served - out Registrar of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba – Akoko in Ondo State (from Mach 2011 to March 2016) and had his sabbatical appointment thereafter at Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti from March 2016- March 2017.
Mr Olotu started his administrative career as Administrative Officer II at Ondo State College of Education, Ikere –Ekiti, (now in Ekiti State) on May 4, 1987. He rose through the ranks to the post of Principal Assistant Registrar in 1999 and served in various capacities and different Departments / Units in the College: such as Admissions Officer in the Academic Affairs Division; Public Relations Officer of the College; Director of Students Affairs, as well as Principal Assistant Registrar in the Directorate of Personnel of the College.
He was appointed Deputy Registrar at FCT College of Education, Zuba in 2001 and acted as Registrar for two years in the absence of a Substantive Registrar from 2001 – 2003.
Mr Olotu was appointed as a Deputy Registrar, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba - Akoko effective from October 14, 2005. He served in various capacities as Deputy Registrar in charge of Personnel; Deputy Registrar in charge of Postgraduate school; Deputy Registrar in charge of Students Affairs and Deputy Registrar in of Vice-Chancellor’s office prior his appointment in Acting capacity as Registrar effective from September 9, 2009. Finally Mr Olotu was appointed for a five year term as the Substantive Registrar of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba with effect from March 17, 2011 and successfully served out his tenure on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. He then proceeded on Sabbatical which ended on Thursday, March 16, 2017. He voluntarily retired from the services of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba - Akoko on May 21, 2017 upon attaining the age of 60.
Mr Olotu attended Esa – Oke Grammar School, Esa –Oke in Osun State where he graduated in Division 1 in the West Africa School Certificate Examination in 1976.
He attended Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo from 1977 to 1980 specialising in Agricultural Science and then attended the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State where he graduated with a Second Class Upper Division in Educational Management and Economics in 1986. He bagged a Master degree from the same University of Ibadan in 1990 with a Ph.D grade in Educational Management.
He also attended Galilee International Management Institute in the State of Israel in 2011.
Professionally, Mr Olotu is a fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCAI); Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, (AMNIM). Associate Member of the Nigerian lnstitute of Public Relations (ANIPR). Member, Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators (MANUPA) and also a Member of Association of University Administrators of United Kingdom (AUA).
Mr Olotu is an Assistant Pastor in Charge of Province (APICP) in the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Serving in Ondo Province 7, Ikare - Akoko in Ondo State. He is also a Jerusalem Pilgrim (JP).
He is happily married to Pastor (Mrs) Grace Olotu, and the Union is blessed with choice children.
Wishing him a glorious tenure at Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State