Professor Kolawole Timothy Jaiyeoba, National President, Ibadan Grammar School Old Students Association Worldwide and President IGSOSA National Executive Council (NEC)was born on April 1953, Professor K. T.attended the prestigious Ibadan Grammar School from 1965-71 where he completed his HSC. His admission No is 4347 Jaiyeoba is an alumnus of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile –Ife from where he obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 1974 and M.Phil in 1977. While at Ife, Prof Jaiyeoba was a very prominent member of IGSOSA, Ife branch together with Late Chief Fabunmi, the Odole Atobase of Ife, Professor Adegbola and others. Prof Jaiyeoba proceeded to the University of Manchester, UK where he obtained a Ph.D degree in 1979. He is a Priest of the Anglican Church. Prof. Jaiyeoba has had an extremely brilliant and accomplished academic career spanning over 35 years, having spent 20 years as a Professor. His high academic profile and productivity was justified by the high number of postgraduate students he had supervised at both Masters and Ph.D levels over the years, as well as the large number of research publications in both local and international journals in his area of discipline.
He started his teaching career at the Obafemi Awolowo University in 1977 before he moved to University of Ibadan in 1982 as one of the pioneer staff to start the new Pharmacy programme of that University. He has held positions of Head of Department and Dean of Faculty for ten years. He has also served in the management team of many national and international bodies. He was the Coordinator of the Academic link programme between Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan, and School of Pharmacy, University of London, United Kingdom from 1991 to 1995. He is a member of several academic and professional societies including the Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (PAN) and the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). His high professional standing earned him the Fellowship of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacy and the Fellowship of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria. He received Boots Pure Drug Prize for the best performance in Pharmaceutics in 1974. He was a recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Universities Academic Staff Fellowship in 1984/85.
He also received the Award of Excellence from NAPA and the Merit Award of Oyo State Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria. Prof. Jaiyeoba’s interest in Ibadan Grammar School is never in doubt, in fact, he is Ibadan Grammar School personified. It is noteworthy that his Grand father was one of the first students of the school while his father was also a Mountaineer. He had served the Association as National Treasurer. He preached at the 104th Founder’s Day Thanksgiving Service and was quite prominent as Minister at the 105th Service. He is a regular attendee of the annual IGSOSANA Convention. He was Vice Chancellor, Ajayi Crowther University as well as the newly approved Kola Daisi University.
Prof Jaiyeoba is happily married and has four children. His family is highly interested in Ibadan Grammar School affairs. His wife, a Professor of Educational Management, gave a standing acknowlegement to the Mountaineers in her recently delivered Inaugural Lecture at the University of Ibadan. She has adopted Irefin House!
A man of peace and sound academic institutional management skill, Prof Jaiyeoba demonstrates servant-leadership every time. His team as IGSOSA President would include Mr Kayode Akinpelu, another son of an old student and a very prominent Public Relations Practitioner/lecturer as Secretary and Mr. Femi Adelugba, an astute and intelligent Banker as Treasurer.
One love really keeps us together.