Caleb University to Hold 7th Inaugural Lecture 

The winner of Nigeria’s Outstanding Lecturer of the Year Award in the maiden edition of the National Education Award, 2021, Prof Adesola Adetutu Ajayi, will on April 18, deliver the seventh inaugural lecture of Caleb University at the Multipurpose Hall of the Main Campus in Imota, Lagos.

The Education Award honours individuals who have displayed outstanding professionalism in the country’s educational sector.

A statement by Caleb University’s spokesperson, Mr. Abimbola Olulesi, described Ajayi as a distinguished professor of Microbiology and an accomplished scholar, saying that her lecture is titled: ‘From Abraham, the Greek Philosophers, Housewives, the French Industrialist to Modern Biotechnology: Microbial Enzyme Research for Food Security’.

Ajayi, the university’s director of Quality Assurance, is an enthusiastic researcher who is passionate about leadership development and learning.

She is an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, where she obtained a B.Sc, M.Sc, and PhD in Microbiology with specialisation in Microbial Physiology (Enzymology) and Biotechnology.

She was the dean of the Faculty of Science at Augustine University from 2018 to 2021 and later dean of student affairs.

She has won several awards locally and internationally for her academic exploits.

Ajayi’s research won the best paper presentation and content award at the 2015 International Conference on Medical and Health Science (ICMHS) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

While at Covenant University, Ota, she was part of the team that developed a post-harvest storage system for preserving tomato fruits.

Her team also had a patent from their research on parkia biglobosa seed (Iru) in 2017.

The statement added that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Nosa Owens-Ibie, who will chair the proceedings, is delighted that Ajayi is set to demonstrate her mettle as a global scholar and the quality associated with Caleb University faculty. 

“This inaugural lecture promises to be a thought-provoking exploration of cutting-edge research in biotechnology and its implications for global food security,” it said. 

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