Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete has a new Chancellor. He is a renowned educationist, philanthropist and community leader, Dr. Johnson Bamidele Olorunnishola Adewumi.
His appointment, which is for five (5) years, takes immediate effect, a letter signed by the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo disclosed.
Born on November 26, 1952 in Oko-Irese, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Adewumi holds a Ph.D (Civil Engineering) degree from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London (December 1982); M.Sc D.I.C (Hydrology), Imperial College of Science & Technology, London (June 1979) and B.Sc (Civil) Second Class Upper Division, University of Lagos, Lagos, (June 1976). He is a Chartered Engineer, Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria.
Adewumi’s appearance belies his intellectual capacity, accomplishments and uncommon clout across the sectors into which he has ventured.
By virtue of his education, occupation and affluence, he could have stayed away in urban centres rubbing shoulders with the nation’s wealthiest and most affluent, but he elected to lead the life of a community man.
Intensely philosophical, Adewumi’s love for the quest of knowledge across disciplines, its dissemination, and acquisition is legendary.
His love for, and passionate faith in his native home of Oko-Irese in Irepodun Local Government Area and indeed Kwara State have always been on the front burners and he never hesitated from committing his money, energy and time to the progress of both.
Adewumi lives, thinks and works as if he is in a race against time to remedy the lapses and rot in the education sector; he also never ceases to assist members of the younger generation to do their utmost towards ensuring that they attain the best.
And it is against that background that one can better appreciate his thoroughness, drive and commitment to the success of the sectors of the economy in which he has been privileged to have served at various times.
Till date, very few Nigerians are on record as having impacted the education sector more than he has done.