Covenant University appoints Adebayo 7th vice-chancellor


The Board of Regents (BOR), the apex decision-making body of Covenant University (CU), Ota, Ogun State has appointed Professor Abiodun Humphrey Adebayo as the 7th Vice-Chancellor of the 18-year-old institution.

A statement by Oladipo Okubanjo, Head, Media and Corporate Affairs Unit explained that Professor Adebayo replaces Professor Akan Williams, who had been the Acting Vice-Chancellor since the expiration of tenure and exit from office of the 5th Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aaron Atayero.

Adebayo obtained a B.Sc (Honours) degree in Biochemistry from the University of Calabar in 2000.

He later proceeded to the University of Jos in 2003 and was awarded an M.Sc degree in Biochemistry (Distinction grade) in 2005.

Professor Adebayo, who joined the services of Covenant University in 2005, was awarded a PhD degree in Biochemistry by the University in 2009. He undertook a postdoctoral study at the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2012-2013.

He specialized in Plant Biochemistry and has been actively involved in the sustainable use of indigenous medicinal plants with some collaborations with local and international industries.

His main research focus is on phytochemical, biochemical and toxicity studies of medicinal plants.

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The added added that his research on medicinal plants involves the purification, isolation and characterization of active compounds from plants; these compounds are in turn screened for anticancer, antiviral, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

Professor Adebayo, who is a recipient of the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) Fellowship awards, has published in reputable local and international journals.

His astuteness has earned him three times prize of Covenant University High Impact Journal publication awards for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012 and had won research equipment grant worth $25, 000 from the Ministry of Science and Technology, China and a Phytochemistry Laboratory has been set up which is fully functional.

Professor Adebayo was the former Deputy Chaplain of the University and Chaired the Community Development Impact Initiative Committee for four years. He was also the Chair of the Covenant University Farm Board for almost five years.

Professor Adebayo rose through the academic ranks and was appointed a Full Professor of Biochemistry on January 1st, 2018.

He was appointed into the office of the Sub-Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies for two years and was later appointed as the Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies, the position he held until his appointment as Vice-Chancellor.

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He is a member of the accreditation panel of the National Universities Commission (NUC) where he visited and accredited Biochemistry programme in some Private, State and Federal Universities in Nigeria.

He is also on the NUC Resource Verification Team for Postgraduate Programme in Biochemistry. He has supervised and graduated bachelor, masters and doctoral students in Biochemistry.

He had participated in the assessment of faculty members into Professorial Chair as an external assessor to some Universities.

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