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Prof. SALAKO, Felix Kolawole (+234)806-0810-337 salakofk@funaab.edu.ng

Short Biography

Professor Felix Kolawole SALAKO, the Sixth Substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria (FSSSN), was born on April 18, 1961.

He attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, between 1978 and 1983, to study Agriculture (Soil Science Option). He emerged the best graduating student of his Department in 1983, with a B.Agric. (Soil Science), Second Class Upper Division. After his National Youth Service at the Department of Soil Science, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, he returned to Nsukka and graduated with an M.Sc. Degree (Soil Physics/Soil Conservation) in 1986. Read More

UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS

September 18, 2017 till Date

Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

September 2011 – December 2015

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

March 2011 – September 2011

Pioneer Director, Community-Based Farming Scheme (COBFAS), FUNAAB

January 2007- March 2011

Director, Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC, FUNAAB).

January 2008- March 2008

Head of the Department, Department of Soil Science and Land Management, FUNAAB.

AWARDS RECEIVED

  • Best student prize in Soil Science, 1982/83 Graduating Class, UNN.
  • Research Grant Contract No. 94-177 RG/PHYS/AF/AC, The Third World Academy of Sciences. International Centre for Theoretical Physics, POB Strada Costiera 11, 34100 Trieste, Italy. 1995.
  • Research Grant Agreement no. 01-023 RG/PHYS/AF/AC by The Third World Academy of Sciences. 28th February 2002. $ 6000.00.
  • Regular Associate, Associate Membership Scheme of the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste Italy with funds from Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA). February 10, 2005-May 9, 2005 and January 10-April 10, 2006.
  • Marquis Who is Who in Science and Engineering, Eighth Edition, 2005-2006: Listed for Outstanding Achievements.
  • Training and Research in Italian Laboratories (TRIL) Grant of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, from 15-January 2007 to 14 January 2008 for Soil Physics Research at the Department of Environmental Sciences, University Ca’Foscaris of Venice, Venice, Italy.

EDUCATION

  • PhD, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria 1992-1997
  • M.Sc, University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka, Nigeria 1984-1986
  • B.Sc., University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka, Nigeria 1978-1983

MEMBERSHIP OF ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • Best student prize in Soil Science, 1982/83 Graduating Class, UNN.
  • Research Grant Contract No. 94-177 RG/PHYS/AF/AC, The Third World Academy of Sciences. International Centre for Theoretical Physics, POB Strada Costiera 11, 34100 Trieste, Italy. 1995.
  • Research Grant Agreement no. 01-023 RG/PHYS/AF/AC by The Third World Academy of Sciences. 28th February 2002. $ 6000.00.
  • Regular Associate, Associate Membership Scheme of the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste Italy with funds from Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA). February 10, 2005-May 9, 2005 and January 10-April 10, 2006.
  • Marquis Who is Who in Science and Engineering, Eighth Edition, 2005-2006: Listed for Outstanding Achievements.
  • Training and Research in Italian Laboratories (TRIL) Grant of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, from 15-January 2007 to 14 January 2008 for Soil Physics Research at the Department of Environmental Sciences, University Ca’Foscaris of Venice, Venice, Italy.

RESEARCH

  • Rainfall Erosivity and Soil Conservation,
  • Soil Water Flux and Evapotranspiration, and
  • Soil Water Management using Agronomic Practices and Improved Fallow Systems.