Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of Nurudeen Olaleye as the 11th rector of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu. Sanwo-Olu,
Sanwo-Olu who is the moderator of the state-owned polytechnic made the announcement through the office of the Special Adviser on Education (SAE), Tokunbo Wahab. This is coming after weeks of application among eleven candidates vying for the same office.
The candidates were interviewed by the institution’s Appointment and Promotion Committee (A&PC), a relevant organ of the school’s governing council, chaired by Rasheed Ojikutu, a professor at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka,
The newly appointed rector was born on February 14, 1971, and studied Microbiology at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, where he finished with second class, lower division, in 1994. He further obtained his Master’s degree in the same field in UNILAG in 1995.
He worked as a quality control manager at Alateco Foods, Limited, Alimosho, Lagos between 1995 and 1999 before joining the service of the polytechnic as lecturer II at its Ikosi campus in 2000.
He became lecturer 1 in 2003 and was promoted to Senior lecturer in 2008. He later became a principal lecturer in 2013 and chief lecturer in 2017.
Olaleye served as the Head of both Food Technology and Science Laboratory Technology departments at various times.
Between 2010 and 2017, he attended Loughborough University, United Kingdom, where he bagged his doctoral degree certificate in Public Health Microbiology with areas of specialisations including, Water Microbiology, Water Sanitation and Safety, Water Safety Policy, Biotechnology and Food and Industrial Microbiology.