Until his appointment, Prof. Abdulkareem, a Professor of Educational Management, was a Director at the Institute of Education, University of Ilorin.
He had earlier been elected by the University Senate at its 252nd Meeting on January 21, 2016.
The UNILORIN council also ratified the appointment/ promotion of 43 new Professors and 96 Readers across the various Faculties of the University.
The Appointments and Promotions Committee (A & PC) had, at its Special Meeting on February 15, 2016, considered external assessors' reports and found the lecturers appointable/ promotable to the rank of Professor and had recommended same to the Council for approval.
The new Professors are: M. O. Adewumi, I. Ogunlade, S. A. Bolu, O. R. Karim (Faculty of Agriculture; O. C. Medubi, P. O. Balogun (now late), A. A. Adeoye, P. O. Abioje, I. Bariki, O. Adeyemi (Faculty of Arts); A. D. Dunmade, K. T. Braimoh, O. I. Musa, F. O. Olatunji, A. E. Oguntoyinbo, A. A. Fawole, A. D. Yusuf, G. K. Osagbemi, R. O. Balogun, M. A. Ijaiya, S. B. Alabi, S. K. Ernest, A. A. Musa (Faculty of Clinical Sciences); A. O. Sofoluwe, H. O. Owolabi, L. A. Yahaya, A. T. Alabi, and S. A. Onasanya (Faculty of Education).
Others are: S. M. Adedayo, O. A. Lasode (Faculty of Engineering and Technology), A. A. Oba (Faculty of Law); O. T. Mustapha, M. T. Yakubu, G. P. Oyeyiola (Faculty of Life Sciences); K. J. Oyewumi, R. B. Bale, O. O. Dosunmu, O. A. Taiwo, R. B. Adeniyi (Faculty of Physical Sciences); G. T. Ijaiya, G. T. Arosanyin, R. A. Bello, and L. T. Ajibade (Faculty of Social Sciences).
Meanwhile, the Registrar of the University, Mr. Emmanuel D. Obafemi, has handed over the letters of appointment/ promotion to the 43 new Professors after the Council's approval.
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