The Lagos State Governor, Mr.Â Babatunde Raji Fasola (SAN) recently inaugurated a new Governing Council for the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Otto/Ijanikin.Â The new Governing Council is headed by Mrs. Adedamola Akran. Â
A native of Lagos Island in Lagos State, Mrs. Akran was born on the 16th August, 1950.Â She graduated from the famous University of Lagos, Akoka (1974) with a B.Sc degree in Chemistry and Botany (combined Hons).Â Between 1979-1980 she was at the Institute of Hydraulic & Water Engineering, IHE Delft, Netherland where she obtained a Diploma in Environmental Science & Technology.
Mrs. Akran joined the service of the Lagos State Civil Service in 1975 and had stint with various Ministry & Parastatals, among which are: Lagos State Ministry of Education, Women Affairs; Youth Sports & Social development & Water cooperation.
Before retiring in May 2007 as a permanent Secretary in the Lagos State Ministry of Education, she had held several key positions chiefly among: Director, Planning, Reserch & statistics (GeneralÂ Secretary Bureau), office of the Secretary to the State Government; Director, Family Support Programme & Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Woman Affairs &Â Â Social Development (now Ministry of Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation) (1998); Public Service Office, Office of the Head of Service (1998-2001);Â Ministry of Youth, Sports & Social Development (2001-2005);Â Management Service & Reforms Office (2005-2006); &Â Ministry of Education, where she retired.
Mrs. Akran Victoria Adedamola is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria (FIPA), a devout Christian who at one time won Papal Honour â€˜Pro ecclesia Et Pontificeâ€™ by His Holiness, Pope John Paul 11 in 1998.
She isÂ also a seasoned administrator & technocrat and a member of several professional, social & religious bodies among which are : Chartered Member, Ikeja Golden Lion Club; Member, â€œfriendsâ€ Africa Religion, World Association of Girl Guiding/Girls scouting; President , Association of Papal Medalists, Lagos Archdiocese (2008-Date);Â President, Board of Trustees, Lagos ArchdiocesanÂ Council of Catholic Women Organization (2009-Date).Â She is an avid reader & loves mentoring young ones.