OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR (ACADEMIC)
The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) ensures effective and efficient academic staff development as well as ensuring effective academic development of students. It also coordinates the activities of the Examination and Time Table Committee and ensures that the time table is strictly followed. The Deputy Vice Chancellor’s Office also receives petitions on all academic matters for appropriate action, either from students or academic staff. The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) is typically the Chairman of the University Admissions Committee (UAC). The UAC ensures that the criteria laid down for the admission of students into university is strictly followed. Furthermore, it is also the responsibility of this Office to ensure the smooth conduct of Post-UTME examinations.
The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) also coordinates the Academic Planning Sub-committee and the Academic Planning Unit of the University as regards curriculum development. This is done by ensuring frequent updates in line with recent technology and current trends. This Office also ensures that all academic programmes in the University are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other relevant academic bodies. The University Accreditation Committee (UAC) Chairman is typically the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic).
In order to ensure the quality of academic delivery in the University, this Office ensures that all academic staff make efforts to update their knowledge in line with current trends and technology through conference support.
Put succinctly, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) is responsible to the Vice Chancellor for all academic matters such as: academic administration, curriculum development, examinations, admissions and other senate matters.
About Professor Olatunde Arayela
Professor Olatunde Arayela, the current Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)of the Federal University of Technology, Akure is a Professor of Architecture.
Background of Prof Olatunde Arayela
He attended St. Johs Grammar School, Ile-Ife (1970-74) and gained admission to the University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife where he graduated in Architecture in 1981. He also obtained M.Sc Arch in Architecture in 1984 and Urban and Regional Planning all from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Prof. Arayela obtained Ph.D Architecture from the Federal University of Technology, Akure in 2001. He is a registered member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects; (NIA) and a Registered Architect, with the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON). He is also a Member of the Association of Architectural Educators in Nigeria (M-AARCHES) etc.
Professor Olatunde Arayela has served as External Examiner in many Universities and Polytechnics. He has supervised more than one hundred MSc graduates in Architecture and has also graduated some PhD candidates in Architecture. He has published widely in local and international journals and has several publications in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, locally and internationally. He has participated actively in several academic and professional conferences. He has been at the Federal University of Technology, Akure since 1990 where he served in different capacities until his assumption as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) on 1st April, 2015.
The research focus of Professor Olatunde Arayela is on the development and improvement of locally available building materials for increasing housing stock in developing countries – Vernacular architecture