By Dayo Johnson
THE Ondo Government has appointed Dr. Igbekele Ajibefun as the substantive Rector of the State-owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo, in Ondo State.
The State Information Commissioner Ranti Akerele, in a statement Wednesday said the appointment took immediate effect.
Born on 28th July, 1964, Ajibefun, a First Class Honours graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, began his academic career in 1993 as an assistant lecturer, from where he rose to become an Associate Professor in October, 2006.
He has, before his rise to the rank of Associate Professor, had his M.Sc and PhD at the University of Ibadan and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, respectively.
A registered member of the European Society for Soil Conservation, Ajibefun is also a member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, the African Economic Research Consortium, the Asian Society of Agricultural Economists, the Nigerian Economic Society and the Nigerian Participatory Rural Appraisal Network.
Dr Ajibefun is an outstanding scholar with evidence of scholarly publications in both local and international journals and parades remarkable years of experience in tertiary institution management.