Dr. ADEWOLE F. Akanni

Degree:                   B.Agric., M. Agric., PhD

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Department:            Animal Production and Health

Academic Rank:        Research Fellow II

Dr. Adewole Fatai Akanni is my name. I am a young man who was born in Ayetoro, Yewa North, Ogun state on Friday, 29th March, 1974. My father’s name is Adewole Bashiru Adeoye and my mother’s name is Adewole Esther Alake. I started my academic career at the age of six years by attending Evangelical African Church (EAC) primary school, Alagbon-mejo from 1980 – 1986 and proceeded to Community High School, Idi-Ayin from 1986 –1992. I gained admission into Tai Solarin College of Education, Ijebu- Ode in the year 1993 and graduated as the best student of the Department of Agricultural Education in the year 1996. I was admitted into degree programme in 1999 at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) where I obtained Bachelor of Agriculture Degree in Agriculture, Second Class Upper Division in the Department of Animal Production and Health in 2004. I later obtained the Master and PhD degrees in Non-Ruminant Production option from the same University in year 2010 and 2014, respectively.

I worked as Agricultural Science teacher with Ogun State Teaching Service Commission in Igiri High School, Ijofin till 1999. I was the Basic and Agricultural Science Teacher with Excel College, Ejigbo, Lagos and Federal University of Agriculture International School, (FUNIS), Abeokuta, respectively between 2004 and 2012. I later secured an appointment as an Agricultural Officer II with the Research arm of the University, Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR), Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta in January 2012 and got conversion to a Research Fellow II in the same Institute in October, 2015. I am anchored in the Department of Animal Production and Health, FUNAAB and have taught courses both at undergraduate and post- graduate diploma levels. I have supervised 6 undergraduate projects and participates actively in both Seminars. My research interest is in egg-type chicken production. I have three (3) journal publications and three (3) conference proceedings.

I am a member, Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), The Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP) and International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR). In 1995, I was awarded the Prize for Best Student of the Department of Agric. Education, 1995 by Tai Solarin College of Education, Ijebu-Ode and was commended for immense contribution to the success of the 2013 University Agricultural Fair by the Senate of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta. I have been privileged to serve as the Chairman, Planning Committee for Annual Carol/End of the year activities at FUNAAB International School (FUNIS) from September – December, 2010 and Chairman, Procurement committee at FUNIS between – March 2010 and January 2012. I have also participated as a member of IFSERAR 2014 In-house Review Planning Committee. I am a member of the College of Animal Science and Livestock Production Board since year 2015 to date.

My hobby includes photography, backyard farming and singing. I am happily married to Aminat Rosemary Adewole and our union is blessed of God with a girl and two boys.


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