The Provost, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education (EACOED), Oyo, Dr. Rasak Adefabi, has been unianimously elected as National Secretary of Committee of Provosts in Nigeria.
The election was held on Wednesday at the meeting of the Committee of Provosts held at the Headquarters of the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) in Abuja.
A statement made available to journalists by Wale Adeoye, the Special Assistant on Media Matters to the Provost, said the new National Secretary had a first class honours degree in Economics.
Adefabi was born on June 7, 1963, at Ayedun House, Koso, Iseyin, in Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo State. He had his childhood education at L. A. Primary School, Oke-Esa, Iseyin between (1971-1976), and Anwar-Ul-Islam High School, Iseyin (1976-1981). He proceeded to Olivet Baptist High School, Oyo for the HSC Advanced Level between (1982-1984) and attended Obafemi Awolowo University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Education Economics in 1988. He later attended the University of Ibadan, for his Masters degree between 1992-1993 and obtained Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the same University in 2007.
Adefabi started his career on January 1, 1990 with the then St. Andrews College of Education, Oyo (now Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo) as an Administrative Officer II. He was later appointed Lecturer III in the Economics Department where hr rose through the ranks to the position of Chief Lecturer.
He is a fellow of the African Research Consortium, Nairobi, Kenya.
Reacting to the news, the Acting Registrar of EOCOED, Mrs. Olubunmi Asunmo, described the election of Adefabi as another blessing to not only the college but to the Nigerian education sector.
“The election of my boss is a good development to the College. It is having a right peg in a right hole. I am highly happy that the nation’s education sector will tap from his wealth of experience. May God journey with him in the new assignment,” she said.