By: Abdulrahman Adebayo
The Governing Council of the University of Ibadan has approved the appointment of Adewuyi Popoola as the new Bursar of the institution.
The appointment of the one-time UI student, which was announced in a statement by the University’s Director of Public Communication, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, takes effect from Monday, 20 September 2021.
According to the statement: “Mr. Popoola was born on 7 March, 1964 in Ilora, Afijio Local Government Area, Oyo State Nigeria. After elementary education, he had his secondary school education at Ilora Baptist Grammar School, Ilora, Oyo State between 1975 and 1981.”
“The new Bursar holds Higher National Diploma (Accounting) from The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Bachelor of Science (Accounting), in the First Class Division, from the Lead City University, Ibadan and the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ibadan.”
The statememt explained further that the appointment was based on Popoola‘s professional expertise, which has earned him honours and recognitions in various places.
The new Bursar is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI).
“An adroit manager of men and resources, the new Bursar, after a stint in private organisations as Accountant and Audit Manager joined the services of the University of Ibadan in 2000 as a Senior Accountant (Pension Office). Through the dint of hard work, he rose by merit to the position of Principal Accountant in 2005 and Chief Accountant in 2009.
He was appointed the Deputy Bursar, Postgraduate School (now Postgraduate College) in 2014, Deputy Bursar (Finance) 2017, and the Deputy Bursar (Administration) 2019, a position he occupied till his new appointment.”
“He attended many local and international conferences, workshops, and seminars. Suffice it to mention the International Executive Training on Management Leadership at IMSIMBI Training Centre Johannesburg, South Africa, which he attended in 2016, among others.”
“The new Bursar is married and the union is blessed with wonderful children. Mr. Popoola has since assumed duty,” the statement added.