Mr. Ganiyu Oke Saliu, MANUPA, MNIM, MAUA was appointed the Registrar of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa by the University Governing Council, at its 39th Regular meeting held on Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020.
Mr. G. O. Saliu was appointed the second substantive Registrar of the University, following his track records of excellence and very brilliant performance at the interview for the position of Registrar held in the University on 3rd September, 2020.
The Registrar, a thoroughly-bred administrator of over twenty-five years post -qualification cognate experience in University Administration, until his appointment was the Deputy Registrar, Human Resources and Development (Academic Staff) in the University of Ibadan.
Born on 29 September, 1967 in Oka Akoko, Ondo State of Nigeria, Mr. G. O. Saliu attended St. John’s Primary School, Oka – Akoko, Ondo State between 1973 and 1977; St. John/Mary’s Demonstration Primary School, Owo, Ondo State, 1977 – 1979; and Victory College, Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State, 1979 – 1986 for his primary and secondary school education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language from the then Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti (1991) and a Master’s degree in Managerial Psychology from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (2011).
Realizing the grace of God in his life and the need to serve God, Mr. Saliu attended Christ Apostolic Church Theological Seminary; Ile Ife between 2014 and 2018, graduating with a Bachelor of Theology. He was ordained a Pastor in the Christ Apostolic Church in December, 2020.
He began his career in 1995 as Administrative Officer II, with the then Ondo State University, Ado Ekiti, and rose through the ranks to reach the peak of his career in University Administration, navigating all the gamut of University Administration with a career traversing four Universities, including OAUSTECH where he was a Principal Assistant Registrar.
He is a member of many professional bodies, home and abroad Mr. Saliu is Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM); Association of Nigerian University’s Professional Administrators (ANUPA); Association of University Administrators (AUA, UK); and International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP, USA), among others.
G.O. Saliu has participated in over 35 seminars, workshops, trainings and conferences within and outside Nigeria. He has equally presented papers at many of such trainings for Administrators in Higher Institutions in Nigeria. He has served as consultant to the West-African College of Surgeons on the interview of Heads of Administration.
Ganiyu Saliu was one time Acting National Secretary, OSUA Alumni Association; PRO, Assistant Secretary and Chairman, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), AAUA Branch; and current National Secretary, Victory College Old Students Association.
The Registrar, a man with a very daunting CV, is a pragmatic and self-motivated professional. He is a recipient of many accolades and written commendations. His mien is ever lively and peaceful. Perhaps on account of his religious background and calling, he speaks peace, lives peaceably and preaches peace like his Saviour, Jesus Christ. His voice carries a strong and special resonance as he intersperses deep Yoruba proverbs and anecdotes in his conversations
The hobbies of the former Co-ordinator, University “Tiata” group, OSUA, Ado-Ekiti include; reading, travelling, farming, cooking, singing and acting.
Mr. Saliu assumed duty as the new OAUSTECH Registrar on 15th November, 2020 and he is happily married to Mrs. Mosunmola Saliu and they are blessed with children.