KolaDaisi University Ibadan Gets New VC.
Professor Adeniyi Olatunbosun
Professor Adeniyi Israel Olatunbosun is an astute and erudite scholar; a Professor of Law. He began his legal education at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in 1985, after which he proceeded to the Law school and was called to bar in 1989.He had his post-graduate education (LL.M) at the University of Lagos (1991), M.Phil. (OAU, Ife) 2002 and PhD (OAU, Ife) 2007 respectively.
He began his working career with internship between 1989 and 1990 at Adegboyega Adeleke & Co and Nnamanso Ekanem & Co. He also worked in the Oyo State service at the Ministry of Justice, Ibadan between 1990 and 1994. His academic career began at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in 1994, from there, he rose through the ranks with hardwork and diligence at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife till he became a Reader on the 1st of October 2009.He was pronounced a Professor 31st May, 2013 at the University of Ibadan. He taught courses in Private International Law, Criminal Law, Environmental Law, Land Law, Jurisprudence & Legal Theory, and Public International Law among many others.
Prof. Olatunbosun asides his academic and teaching duties have held positions with responsibilities within and outside of the University. He was an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan from 2005 till 2008, a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria from 1989 till date among others.
He is the immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ibadan with three renewable tenures of six years consecutively spanning from 2014 to 2020. He has to his records as the Dean 26 Law graduates from the Faculty making First Class Honours from the bar exams at the Law School, Abuja, in 2019 asides other giant feats. Consistently, it is on record that UI law graduates has many First Class Honours over the years from 2014 till date at the Bar final examination results of the Nigerian Law School.
He has won many scholarships and awards among which are The Carnegie Trust for the Universities in Africa, March 2010 and the Max-Planek Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law Scholarship. He is a Member of several Professional bodies including the Nigerian Bar Association, European Society of Criminology, American Society of International Law, Visiting Professor International Association of Laws Schools, Airlangga, Indonesia among many others. He is the immediate past President of Nigerian Association of Law Teachers, NALT 2018-2019.
He has written several books among which is “Essentials of Criminal Justice in Nigeria” (2018), papers for several journals both local and international as well as academic papers delivered at several conferences. He has served as External Examiner both home and abroad, an Expert at Interviews from 2016 till date as well as supervising several students and candidates at both the under-graduate and post-graduate levels.
He has also as an aside written Newspaper articles in some Nigerian dailies like The Guardian, Vanguard, Punch, This Day, New Telegraph and The Nation. He appears as Consultant guest at the following Television stations, Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State, (BCOS), Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, (OSBC), Nigerian Television Authority, (NTA), African Independent Television, (AIT) and Channels Television.
He was appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor, Koladaisi University, Ibadan on Monday 17thAugust 2020, a position he has since assumed. He brings to the position a wealth of relevant teaching and research experience gained over many years.