The First Technical University in Nigeria has announced the appointment of the Mrs Olayinka Balogun as first substantive Registrar for the University .
Balogun hails from Igboora, in Ibarapa Central Local Government, Oyo Central Senatorial District, Oyo State.
Until her appointment, Mrs. Balogun was on sabbatical leave at Tech-U as the Deputy Registrar/Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office. She had, before, been Principal Assistant Registrar at the University of Ibadan.
As the Principal Assistant Registrar at UI, Balogun was the Head, Senate Unit of the Academic Division of the Registry. She also previously worked as Principal Assistant Registrar and Administrative Officer at the university.
Balogun holds an M. A. (Peace and Conflict Studies) from the University of Ibadan as well as Masters in Industrial and Labour Relations (MLR) from the same institution.
A thorough-bred administrator with nineteen (19) years working experience, she is a professional who always strives for positive results through the application of adaptability, leadership and problem-solving skills. Such interpersonal and leadership strength, which she displayed in her previous schedules, enabled her to optimise performance. Balogun possesses good communication proficiency in English language and she thrives in high pressure and fast-paced situations.
She is desirous of deploying these traits in motivating colleagues to fully buy into the vision and mission of the First Technical University, Ibadan.
Balogun has attended numerous conferences within and outside Nigeria. Among others, she was in Dubai, UAE, for the ‘Employee Relations Best Practices’ conference in 2019; in Durban, South Africa for Digitised Academic Administration (2018); Nottingham University, UK, for the Association of University Administrators Conference in 2015.
Balogun, who has received various commendations for excellent performances on different occasions, is passionate about youth mentoring, counselling and hospital volunteering.