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ACU appoints deputy Vice Chancellor

The ACU Governing Council approved the election and subsequent appointment of Professor Muyiwa Popoola as the third Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Professor Popoola’s appointment was approved by the Governing Council led by Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN) at the 76th statutory meeting of the Council held on Thursday 10th February, 2022.

ACU appoints deputy Vice Chancellor

Prior to the approval of the Council, he had been elected for the position by the Senate of the University at its 110th statutory meeting presided over by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Timothy Adebayo on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

Muyiwa Popoola is Professor of Journalism, Communication and Media Studies and immediate former Dean of the Faculty of Mass Communication and Media Studies, at Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria.

He was taken by providence to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where, in 1999, he bagged Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Honours in Mass Communication, with First Class Honours, and won the prizes for the best graduating student in the Department, and the best final year student in the Faculty. Thereafter, he was awarded the Master of Science (MSc) degree in Mass Communication, of the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Like in Nsukka, he earned the University teaching assistantship award and was recognized for recording the best performance on the programme.

By 2012, after serious academic exercises, his persistent thirst for knowledge, hard work and excellence was crowned at the Nigeria’s Premier University, the University of Ibadan, where he was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) in Media and Cultural Studies. When he attained the Professorial cadre, some years ago, he was one of the youngest in the field of Mass Communication.

At various times in the past, Muyiwa Popoola has been the Head of Department of Communication and Media Studies, Director of Media Centre, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Member of Senate and the Appointments and Promotions Committee, and member of the Governing Council of the Institution. He has taught and researched journalism for over two decades in Nigeria.

He has to his credit, scores of scholarly publications in academic journals and associated scholarly outlets. Interestingly, while Popoola has authored many Books, he has also edited and co-edited several Books of Readings.

Muyiwa Popoola, a Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Sub Saharan Africa Media Scholar, is a regular presenter of papers at local and international conferences. He is a Consultant to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the National Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Political Communication and Safety of Journalists, respectively.

His major areas of research interest include: Media and Society, Media, Peace and Security Studies, Media and Critical-cultural Studies, and Political Communication. He is a member of many professional bodies, namely, but not limited to the following: International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), African Council for Communication Education (ACCE), Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN), Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), Forum of African Media Educators (FAME) and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). A highly cerebral person, Professor Popoola has assumed office as Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

Muyiwa Popoola is happily married to Elizabeth and the marriage is blessed with Beulah, Baruch and Benaiah.

Ajayi Crowther University notice on resumption of returning students

Following the directive of the Federal Government and the National Universities Commission (NUC) on the re-opening of Universities, the University Management approved the resumption of returning students as follows:

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Ajayi Crowther University notice on resumption of returning students

Final year students in all Faculties

200 level students in all Faculties

Wednesday January 27, 2021

300 level students in all Faculties

400 level Law Students

However in view of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic that is so devastating, all students are to undergo screening for Covid-19 virus for which the University has procured screening kits.

The cost for the screening test is Fifteen Thousand Naira (₦15,000.00) per student to be paid through the Ajayi Crowther University payment portal.

Every student must undertake the screening test before being allowed into the hostels.

Please NOTE that:

No student will be allowed into campus after 6:00pm when screening exercise will end every day.

No returning student will be allowed after Sunday, January 31, 2021.

We therefore solicit for your prompt attention and compliance with the above directives. May the Lord grant you travelling mercies back to campus.

Thank you.

 

Adenike T. Fatogun (Mrs)

ACU/RO/7.15 Registrar                                    

Latest Job Vacancies in Ajayi Crowther University Oyo State – Deadline 25th Feb

Vacancies exist in Ajayi
Crowther University.

Applications are hereby invited
from a suitably qualified
candidate for the following
vacant position:

JOB TITLE: LECTURER I, DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
(ACUTSS 04)
FACULTY: Social
and Management Sciences
DEPARTMENT: Economics
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
A good Honour’s Degree and a
Ph.D degree in the relevant field
and at least Five (5) years of
Post-Doctoral full-time teaching
and (or) research experience in a
University or comparable
institution.
Ability to initiate research works
and supervise post-graduate
projects and evidence of
adequate scholarly public
actions in reputable outlets are
required.

JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT LECTURER, INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY (ACUTSS 04)
FACULTY: Natural Sciences
DEPARTMENT: Chemical Sciences
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
A good honours and Masters’
Degree in relevant field from a
recognised University.
Evidence of
current registration for
Doctorate degree in a University
will be an added advantage.

JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT LECTURER (ACUTSS 03)
FACULTY: Natural Sciences
DEPARTMENT: Physical Sciences
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
Candidate should have a good
honours’ degree and a Ph.D
degree in specified field of
specialisation from a recognised
University.
Candidates with Master’s degree
must have at least three (3)
years teaching and research
experience in a University or
comparable institution.
Membership
of relevant professional bodies
is also required in addition to
the basic academic qualification.

JOB TITLE: LECTURER I, ICT AND PHYSICS WITH ELECTRONICS
(ACUTSS 05)
FACULTY: Natural Sciences
DEPARTMENT: ICT and Physics
with Electronics
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
A good Honour’s Degree and a
Ph.D degree in the relevant field
and at least Five (5) years of
Post-Doctoral full-time teaching
and (or) research experience in a
University or comparable
institution.
Ability to initiate research works
and supervise post-graduate
projects and evidence of
adequate scholarly public
actions in reputable outlets are
required.

JOB TITLE: LECTURER I, CLINICAL AND FORENSIC BIOCHEMISTRY (ACUTSS 04)
FACULTY: Natural Sciences
DEPARTMENT: Chemical Sciences
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
A good Honour’s Degree and a
Ph.D degree in the relevant field
and at least five (5) years of
Post-Doctoral full-time teaching
and (or) research experience in a
University or comparable
institution.
Ability to initiate research works
and supervise post-graduate
projects and evidence of
adequate scholarly public
actions in reputable outlets are
required.

JOB TITLE: LECTURER I, POLYMER/ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (ACUTSS 04)
FACULTY: Natural Sciences
DEPARTMENT: Chemical Sciences
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
A good Honour’s Degree and a
Ph.D degree in the relevant field
and at least five (5) years of
Post-Doctoral full-time teaching
and (or) research experience in a
University or comparable
institution.
Ability to initiate research works
and supervise post-graduate
projects and evidence of
adequate scholarly public
actions in reputable outlets are
required.

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Candidates are required to
submit 20 copies of type-
written copies of their
applications and curriculum
vitae giving information in the
following format:
Full Names with surname in
capitals
Post desired and Department
Date of Birth, town, and State of
Origin
Nationality
Religion and Denomination
Current postal Address
Permanent Home Address (with
telephone No)
Marital Status
Names and addresses of 3
referees whose reports should
be sealed and submitted along
with the application. Two of the
referees must be authorities
must be authorities in the
candidate’s area of
specialisation. The post applied
for and department are to be
indicated at the top-left corner
of the sealed envelope
containing the applications.

NOTE:
ACUTSS &-038; Acu*tSS are equivalent to CONUASS &-038; CONTISS,
respectively.
In all instances, verifiable
professional, academic, moral,
and spiritual references are
prerequisites.

All applications should be
addressed to the Registrar, Ajayi
Crowther University, P.M.B. 1066,
Oyo state, Nigeria.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 25th February, 2012.

NUC approves 7 new courses in Ajayi crowther university

Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo State, has received accreditation to run six new undergraduate programs and one postgraduate program following a resource verification exercise in the university by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

The approval was contained in a letter signed by the NUC director of academic planning, Dr.  N.B. Saliu, disclosing that the university can now offer Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Medical Laboratory Science, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Radiography and Radiation, and Surveying and Geo-informatics at the undergraduate level. The institution also got approval to offer LLM degree in law.

NUC approves 7 new courses in Ajayi crowther university

Vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Timothy Adebayo, expressed satisfaction with the accreditation saying the university now has more options on offer for prospective students.

He added that fresh students for the 2020/2021 academic session can be admitted to study the approved programs, hence students with JAMB results who want to take advantage of the new and undergraduate programs in Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Surveying and Geo-informatics, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, are advised to apply to the university in the on-going admission exercise.

With the approval, the university currently has about 41 undergraduate programs and 14 postgraduate programs.

Insecurity: Ajayi Crowther University advises students to stay on campus

Following reports of students abduction in some parts of the country, Ajayi Crowther University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Timothy Abiodun Adebayo has warned the students of the institution against leaving the campus, saying there’s no unauthorized movement outside the university.

Prof. Adebayo who expressed worry over the abduction and kidnapping of students in some states told students in Oyo that the “university has decided to strictly monitor the movements of all the students, hence, there shouldn’t be unauthorized movements outside the campus”

Insecurity: Ajayi Crowther University advises students to stay on campus

While urging the students to be security conscious, Prof. Adebayo lamented that “with what is going on across the country, it appears nowhere is safe. Therefore, all our students should stay on campus. No student should go outside the campus without due authorization ”

According to him, “one of the advantages Ajayi Crowther University has is that we are fully residential. All of us are here on campus. Consequently, I don’t want any student to go outside this campus without taking permission. You must also wear your identity card always”

Prof. Adebayo said, ” as the VC of this university, I am your father here on campus and I shall be held accountable for anything that happens to you. Therefore, I cannot pretend that all is well with this country regarding security, going by all the reports we read and hear. Let us corporate together and remain safe. Don’t flout this restriction of movement order”