Oludele Adelanwa ITIOLA graduated from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awololo University) in the 1970s,

where he obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree with Honours. The scholarship awarded by the Federal

Government of Nigeria enabled the young Itiola to proceed to Chelsea College, University of London, United

Kingdom for his Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Technology and King’s College of the same

University for his Doctor of Philosophy degree, which he obtained in 1986.

A member of many learned scientific Societies, Professor Oludele Adelanwa Itiola joined the services of the

University of Ibadan as Lecturer I in 1987 and rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 1999. He has acted

in various capacities within and outside the University as Sub-Dean (Undergraduate and Postgraduate), Head of

Department, Dean of the Faculty, External Examiner in Pharmaceutics to Obafemi Awololo University,

University of Lagos, Olabisi Onabanjo University, University of Benin, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, to

mention a few. He was the Coordinator of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria Orientation Programme for foreign

trained pharmacists on several occasions.

Professor Itiola is an expert reviewer to several local and international scientific journals and became a fellow of

the Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria in 2009. He has been a Technical Consultant to several

Pharmaceutical companies, especially in the use of excipients for drug delivery purposes.

The thoroughness of Professor Itiola led to his appointment as the pioneer Director of the Directorate of Quality

Assurance of the premier University in Nigeria, The University of Ibadan, where he laid several foundations on

which the directorate still thrives today. This inherent character of hardwork led to his been singled out for

appointment by the Governor of Ogun State when he was appointed as the Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic

Abeokuta, a position he served with utmost dedication and commitment.

Professor Oludele Adelanwa Itiola, FPSN, is a recipient of several awards, including the University of Ibadan

Senate Research Grant Award, Individual Research Grant Award, Phytomedicine Research Grant Award, Inter

Faculty Multidisciplinary Research Grant Award and has been lead investigator on several projects, including the

University of Ibadan College of Medicine Research Grant Award for the formulation of halofantrin suppository

and the MacArthur Foundation Grant award for the establishment of the Centre for Drug Discovery, Development

and Production, University of Ibadan, where he just concluded his appointment as the Director of the Centre.

Professor Itiola has over 107 publications across different subjects of professional competence. He has supervised

several undergraduate and postgraduate pharmacy students, and some of them are Professors and Captains of

Industries globally.

Oludele Adelanwa ITIOLA, a Professor of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology and a native of

Abeokuta North, Ogun State, is happily married and God blessed the marriage with wonderful children.

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