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FEDPOLY Ado Ekiti Gets New Rector



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By Aderonke Adesunloye

The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti has gotten a new Rector for the Institution. The name of the new Rector is Dr. Temitope John Alake. He is a Chief Lecturer in the Polytechnic and a COREN registered Engineer in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. 

According to the Press Release signed and sent to the Treasure Newspaper on Tuesday evening, the Director, Protocol, Information and Public Relations of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti; Mr. Adeyemi Adejolu, FNIPR; said, “the appointment letter which was signed and personally handed over to the new Rector by the Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu in his office at Abuja on Monday 30th January was dated the 23rd of January, 2023.

The first paragraph of the letter was  addressed to the new Rector with the title ‘APPOINTMENT OF DR. TEMITOPE JOHN ALAKE as the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State’ reads this: “I writes to convey to you the approval of Mr. President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for your appointment as Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State”.

According to the second paragraph of the letter conveying the appointment of Dr. Temitope John Alake as Rector, stated that “the appointment is for a single tenure of five (5) years with effect from 23rd February, 2023 in line with the Federal Polytechnics (Amendment) Act 2019”. 

The Director, Protocol, Information and Public Relations of the Polytechnic, Mr. Adeyemi Adejolu, FNIPR, added that, “the appointment of Dr. Temitope John Alake as the seventh substantive and second Alumnus Rector of the Institution will succeed and take over office from the incumbent sixth substantive and first Alumnus Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Dr. Dayo Hephzibah Oladebeye, whose five years tenure will expire at midnight of 22nd February, 2023”.

Adejolu in his press release stated further, that, the new Rector was born on the 23rd February, 1965, and bagged his Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti in 1986. 

He later attended seven different formal Institutions from Primary to two different Polytechnics and three Universities, where he had obtained eight different certificates, including HND; PGD in Electrical Electronic Engineering: PGD in Technical Education from University of Benin; a Master’s Degree in Engineering (M.Eng) from Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka and also a PhD in Electronics Engineering obtained from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State.

The new Rector has a widely published Academic, with over 56 scholarly publications, including five Thesis/Dissertation/Projects, three monographs and 48 other onshore and offshore journal articles and academic publications to date.

A full member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, MNSE and a COREN Registered Engineer in the field of Electronic Engineering, Dr. T.J. Alake is also a member of the Nigerian Institution of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, MNIEE and National Association of Teachers of Technology, MNATT.

After a stint as a Teacher with the Ondo State Teaching Service Commission (1987-1991) and the then Ondo State College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti from June 1991 to August 1997, Dr. T.J. Alake had joined the services of the Polytechnic in September, 1997 and rose through the ranks to become a Chief Lecturer with effect from January 2015.

He has held several positions of responsibilities in the Institution including as an Head of Department, Sub-Dean and Chairman of several Committees as well as being a former Chairman of the local chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP.

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