Leadership and Organization

Precious Cornerstone University was founded by the chancellor, Bishop Francis Wale Oke and it has a board of trustees, University council, the governing and policy-making body. The institution is also led and supported by the University management team.

Chancellor and Board

Bishop Fransis Wale Oke

Proprietor

Bishop Francis Olubowale Aderibigbe Oke, a foremost cleric of global repute and graduate of Survey Engineering, was born on September in Kasunmu Village, Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Oke, a leading light in Christian faith and 1982 graduate of University of Lagos, is the son of an Anglican Church Lay Reader.

Prior to his university education, he attended St Paul’s Primary School, Kasunmu; Erunmi Community Modern School; Wesley Teachers’ College and The Polytechnic of Ibadan, Ibadan where he passed out in flying colour in 1978.

He is an itinerant Pastor, a renowned Evangelist, a thorough Teacher, a distinguished Apostle and a Prophet of note. These outstanding qualities earned him positions at different times as Bible Study Secretary and President, Christian Union, UNILAG; President, Oyo State Christian Corpers Fellowship; and Vice-President, South Western Zone, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.

The Bishop launched into Ministry work with a journal entitled, ‘The Sword of the Spirit’ and the initiative translating to a full Ministry in 1980. SOTSM, which births Christ Life Church and other arms, was officially commissioned September 3, 1983. This has created tremendous impact in soul winning globally.

Bishop Oke’s Ministry has grown through decades and his labour in the Lord’s vineyard has positioned him as a force to reckon with in the league of God’s Generals.

A quintessential prayer warrior and teacher of the word, the Bishop is married to Reverend Victoria Tokunbo, a priceless jewel and they are blessed with children.

Board of Trustees

Governing Council

University Management

TIMOTHY OLUBISI ADEJUMO FISDS, FRSB (PROF)

Vice Chancellor

Professor Timothy Olubisi Adejumo was born in Modakeke, Ife East Local Govt., Osun State, Nigeria. He attended L.A. Primary School, Odesomi via Osu-Ilesa (1967-1972) and Modakeke High School (MHS), Modakeke (1973-1978). He holds B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Industrial Microbiology from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin and Ph.D. in Mycology and Plant Pathology from Department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan in 1985, 1988 and 1997 respectively.

Professor Timothy Olubisi Adejumo was born in Modakeke, Ife East Local Govt., Osun State, Nigeria. He attended L.A. Primary School, Odesomi via Osu-Ilesa (1967-1972) and Modakeke High School (MHS), Modakeke (1973-1978). He holds B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Industrial Microbiology from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin and Ph.D. in Mycology and Plant Pathology from Department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan in 1985, 1988 and 1997 respectively. His area of specialization is Agricultural/Environmental Microbiology & Biotechnology, with research interests in molecular diagnostics, mycotoxicology, phytopathology, soil microbiology, biological control and microbial ecology, where he has more than 65 publications in local and international journals and books to his credit. He joined the services of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) in 2001 as Lecturer I, and he rose through the ranks to the position of Professor in 2013. He was a former Dean, Faculty of Science (2017-2019), Director, Centre for Space, Energy and Environmental Research (2016- 2017), Head/Acting Head of the Department of Microbiology (2014- 2016, 2008- 2010), Director, Linkage and International Programmes Office (2015- 2016) and Postgraduate Coordinator (2008- 2022). Between 2010 and 2014, he was the Director of Centre for Research and Development, and presently he is a Chairman/member of more than 15 University Committees.

He worked as Research Officer I (Microbiology) at Lake Chad Research Institute, Maiduguri 1988-1989, Research Associate (Microbiology) at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan (1990-1997) and Senior Research Officer (Plant Pathology) at Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (1999- 2001). He was Adjunct Professor at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State in 2015; Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State in 2017; External Assessor of candidates for Professor, Reader and Senior Lecturer positions (2013 to date) at AAUA; Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (2016 to date); Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos; Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State; Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, (2018 to date); Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State (2021), University of Ilorin, Ilorin (2021) and OOU, Ago-Iwoye (2023); Postgraduate External Examiner at Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; Federal University of Technology, Akure; University of Ibadan, Ibadan and Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma (2015 to date), Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (2018 to date) and Undergraduate External Examiner at Wellspring University, Benin City, Edo State (2021/2022 and 2022/2023 sessions).

Professor Adejumo is a seasoned researcher of international repute, widely traveled. He delivered a very interesting 9th Inaugural Lecture of AAUA titled ‘Microbes: Our Intimate Companions, Sometimes With Deadly Relationships’ on 14th June, 2016. He has attended more than 40 conferences in the USA, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, India, South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria. He has won several Fellowships, Awards and Research Grants, including the Graduate Research Fellowship of IITA, Ibadan in 1996; Georg Forster Research Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation, Germany and German Language Study Fellowship in 2005. He obtained the AvH Renewed Research Fellowships in 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019 and 2023 where he was a Visiting Research Fellow at Max Rübner Institute, Detmold; Georg-August University, Göttingen, and the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. He obtained travel grants to attend many conferences, trainings and workshops,

including the Workshop on Quantitative Biology at International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy in 2005; Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Training at Dept. of Plant Pathology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA in 2007; Advanced Skills Training in Leadership at Haggai Institute, Maui, USA in 2007. He received an Award of Outstanding Service as an Online Mentor, Minority Mentoring Program of the American Society for Microbiology, USA in 2011. Other grants obtained include the AAUA Research Grant in 2011, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Conference Grant in 2014 to attend the XIVth International Congress of Mycology and Eukaryotic Microbiology at Montréal, Canada, the TETFUND Research Grant (Institution Based) to attend he XVIII. International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC) at Free University, Berlin, Germany in 2015 and International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME16) at Montréal, Canada in 2016. Other grants for hosting the maiden Nigerian Society for Microbial Ecology (NSME) Conference in 2019 sponsored by International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME), The Netherlands (ISME), and Humboldt-Kolleg (an International Conference) sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany at AAUA in 2018 and 2023.

He is a member of ten (10) professional associations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Biology (United Kingdom), and a Life Fellow of the International Society for Development and Sustainability (Japan). He is the Pioneer Ambassador Scientist (Nigeria) and a member of the International Board of Ambassadors of ISME, The Netherlands. He is the Founder, President and member of the Board of Trustees of the Nigerian Society for Microbial Ecology (NSME). He is also a member of Society for General Microbiology (SGM), United Kingdom; International Society for Plant Pathology, Australia; American Society for Microbiology, Washington DC, USA; International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS), USA; Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM); Science Association of Nigeria; Nigerian Society for Plant Protection; Biotechnology Society of Nigeria; Mycotoxin Society of Nigeria and International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF), IITA, Ibadan.

Prof. Adejumo has attended many Leadership, Professional Development courses and workshops including Strenghtening Research Capacity In Nigeria, Stakeholders’ Workshop & Mentor/Mentee Roundtable, organised by Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), Abuja (May 14 -18, 2023); Virtual Training for Mentors, Virtual Institute for Capacity Building In Higher Education: Theory, Practice and Future of Academic Planning in University Education organised by National Universities Commission (NUC) in Partnership with National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) (1st Jan- 15th March, 2022); Leadership and Career Development Skills Workshop by Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Topo-Badagry, Lagos State (29th Oct.- 2nd Nov., 2018); Training Workshop on Winning- Grants Research Proposal Writing and Funding Opportunities, Faculty of Science, AAUA, 2018; American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Virtual Workshop on Scientific Writing and Publishing at Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State in 2018; Educating the Next Generation of Global Problem Solvers: Effective Teaching Strategies and Techniques. AAUA/Auburn University, USA Joint Academic Workshop 2017 Organized by Faculty of Agriculture, AAUA in 2017, and Strategic Planning and Implementation by Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI), Israel in 2015.

He is Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literate, having attended several Training sessions including the Advanced Digital Appreciation For Tertiary Institutions: Digital Bridge Institute, Cappa Bus Stop, Oshodi, Lagos in 2010; Computer Training and Management Courses at IITA, Ibadan: In-house Computer Appreciation Course, Management Appreciation Course, Personal and Supervisory Effectiveness Course, Microsoft Excel improvement Course. He recently attended the sponsored Virtual

Workshop on Scientific Use of Machine Learning on Low-Power Devices: Applications and Advanced Topics, organised by ICTP, Trieste, Italy (17 -21 April, 2023). He has a solid understanding of computer operations, including file management, using productivity software (word processors, spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentation tools); He is familiar with academic research tools and databases including knowledge of search engines, academic databases like JSTOR & PubMed); He uses LinkedIn Learning as a Learning Experience Platform (LXP). He is proficient in email communication, online lecturing, video conferencing tools (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoToWebinar and Google Meet), and collaboration platforms (Google Drive, Dropbox) as part of his teaching materials. He effectively uses social media platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn, ResearchGate and Google Scholar to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing, and he is constantly willing to adapt to new technologies by continuously improving his ICT skills.

Prof. Adejumo is a Volunteer indeed. He is a reviewer and editor of many journals and books. He is currently a Volunteer/Lead Mentor of the American Society for Microbiology-Future Leaders Mentoring Fellowship Program (ASM-FLMFP), and Mentor of the Research Mentorship Program of the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), 2023. He is the Coordinator of the MHS 1978 Set for Annual Scholarship grant/award to students of his Alma mater, and the Coordinator of the University of Ilorin 1985 Old Students Association’s platform. He has effectively supervised/currently supervising the seminars, projects/dissertations and theses of 350 undergraduates and 14 postgraduate students.

He is a Senior Pastor of Christ Life Church (CLC) Worldwide; Councillor, Marriage Councillor, Sunday School Teacher, and Chairman of the Building Committee at Glorious Life Diocese, Ibadan. He has led the Interpretation and Pre-Varsity Units of the Church, and he was the Seminar Coordinator at the 2015 Annual Holy Ghost Convention. He was a member of the resources for NUC SCOPU verification visits to Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Facilitator of PCU 2016 Youth Empowerment/Entrepreneurship Programme, Ad-Hoc Coordinator of PCU documents, and Chairman of the Strategic Implementation Committee for the take-off of the University. He is happily married to Prof. (Mrs) Arinpe Gbekelolu Adejumo, the Deputy Provost (Academic), The Postgraduate College, University of Ibadan, and the union is blessed with three children: Toluwani, OoreOluwa, and IbukunOluwa.

Mrs Morenike Afolabi

Registrar

Mrs. Morenike F.  Afolabi holds a Bachelor of Arts in French (1986), Master of Public Administration (1997) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling (2023), University of Ibadan.

She is a member of Association of Nigerian Universities Professional Administrators, Nigeria Institute of Management, Certified International Professional Manager (UK), Learning & Development Network International and Records Management Foundation of Africa.  She has attended Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Trainings within and outside the country.

Mrs. Morenike F.  Afolabi holds a Bachelor of Arts in French (1986), Master of Public Administration (1997) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling (2023), University of Ibadan.

She is a member of Association of Nigerian Universities Professional Administrators, Nigeria Institute of Management, Certified International Professional Manager (UK), Learning & Development Network International and Records Management Foundation of Africa.  She has attended Conferences, Workshops, Seminars and Trainings within and outside the country.

Mrs.  Afolabi is a seasoned Higher Education Institution/University Administrator with over thirty years working experience.  She started her career as Administrative Officer II in Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, where she rose through the ranks to the position of Assistant Registrar in 1998.  

While at Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, she was School Officer at various times in School of Languages, School of Arts and Social Science and School of Education.  She was also Examination & Records Officer and  Admission Officer. She brought some innovations into the operations in the Schools of Arts & Social Sciences and School of Languages.  

She served as Secretary to many Statutory Committees as well as Ad-Hoc Committees 

In 2000, she got appointment as Administrative Officer in University of Ibadan.  She started her career in the University as Administrative Officer in the Recruitment Unit of the Non-Teaching Senior Staff/Establishments .  

Thereafter, she served in other Divisions/Units of the Registry.  She rose to the position of Deputy Registrar in 2019.  

Mrs.  Afolabi assumed duty as Registrar, Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, on 01 December, 2023.

She is married with children.

Mr. Festus Oladokun

Bursar

Mr. Oladokun holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos in 1988. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1991, and was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in April 2011.

He worked with Inlaks Plc. from 1990 to 1996 and rose to the position of Chief Accountant in 1996 before he was seconded to the subsidiary company Inlaks Computer Ltd. as Management Accountant in 1997. Mr. Oladokun left Inlaks Group after 10 years meritorious service in May 2000.

At various times, between 2000 and 2005, he worked with VT Leasing Limited Lagos as General Manager, Real Food and Allied Industries Limited, Ibadan as Finance and Administrative Manager and Tasty Fried Chicken Limited Lagos as a Group Account Controller.

On Consultancy services, Mr. Oladokun served as Senior Consultants in the firms of E.S.A Opashina and Co. Chartered Accountant and World Class Consultants Ltd., both in Lagos between 2005 and 2009.

He joined the services of Osun State University, Osogbo as a Senior Internal Auditor and Head of Audit in February 2009, from where he moved to Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogua, Edo State as the Principal Accountant in 2011.

Mr. Oladokun was the Chief Accountant of Samuel Adegboyega University, while he also held forth as the Ag. Bursar of the University between February and August 2018 when he was appointed the Pioneer Bursar of Precious Cornerstone University on 1st of September, 2018.

He has attended training, courses, Seminars and workshops within and outside the country.

Mr. Oladokun Festus Morakinyo is happily married with children

Dr. Adebayo Afolabi Olajide

University Librarian

Dr. Adebayo Afolabi Olajide attended: St. Andrew’s African Primary School, Ipetu-Ijesha;  Ipetu-Ijesha Grammar School;  Ladigbolu Grammar School Oyo for his Primary and Secondary School education. He later proceeded to Ladoke AKintola University of Technology, where he got B.Tech in Pure/Applied Chemistry. After this, due to his thirst for education and knowledge, he attended University of Ibadan where he got Masters in Library and information Studies. He completed his Phd program from university of Ilorin

Dr. Olajide has taught in virtually all the levels of education in Nigeria from Nursery and Primary School  to secondary schools and University, as class teacher, subject teacher, Head of Department, lecturer, trainer, facilitator at the University level. 

His Librarianship career started at Bowen University, Iwo. He has exemplified himself in the area of electronic library, academic library, information management and social media use in the Library. 

He is a prolific writer and researcher having about nineteen publications to his credit in both local and international journals. He has presented some papers at local and international conferences. 

He is happily married and the union is blessed with children.