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Deputy Vice Chancellor - Technology, Innovation & Research (DVC-TIR

The office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Technology, Innovation, and Research) was established in the year 2021 to support the Vice-Chancellor in terms of providing policy and administrative guidelines to the university community in the areas of technology, innovation, and research. The directorates under the purview of the DVC-TIR are:
1. Directorate of Information and Communication Technology (DICT)
2. Directorate of Management Information Systems (DMIS) and
3. Directorate of Learning Content Management System (DLCMS)

The Statutory function of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Technology, Innovation and Research (DVC-TIR) Include:
1. To develop and update strategic plans and other related policies of deployment of technology in the National Open University of Nigeria.
2. Facilitate and maintain the technology infrastructure that will be required for the smooth running of the university’s knowledge acquisition services.
3. To network with relevant governmental and private organisations.
4. To promote the use of technology for industrial engagement between the university and the private sector.

To achieve these goals, the DVC-TIR has segmented the office into:
1. Administrative: Personnel Management
2. Technical Unit: Technology enhancement and Data management.
3. Secretariat: General purpose secretarial administration.
The administrative unit is headed by Mr. Adefemi Oladimeji Oyedipe a Deputy Registrar.

DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR (Technology, Innovation, and Research)
Prof. Monioluwa Omolara Olaniyi was appointed as the first DVC-TIR by the Governing Council of the university at its 66th meeting held on 14th July 2021 following her election by the University Senate at its meeting held on 7th July 2021.
Professor Monioluwa Omolara Olaniyi is a Professor of Nematology. She is a member of the Senate and the Governing Council of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
Between 2015 and 2016, she served as the pioneer Director of NOUN’s Mushin Study Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. Prof. Olaniyi served on NOUN committees that wrote the Strategic Plan, “Road map 2013-2017” and Academic Brief documents of NOUN.
She was the Chairperson of the strategic action plan sub-committee and a member of the content sub-committee of the strategic plan central working committee.
She started her academic career as an Assistant Lecturer with the Federal University of Technology, Akure in 1991. She was a Graduate Research Fellow at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) 1996 -2000 and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Bonn, Germany (May-June 2008).
Prof. Olaniyi earned a doctorate in Applied Biological Sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium, MSc. Nematology (Biology) from University of Ghent (UG), Belgium, MSc. Agricultural Biology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and Bachelor of Technology (BTech.) Crop Production from the Federal University of Technology, Akure in Nigeria. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Biosafety of Plant Biotechnology from UG.
Prof. Olaniyi strengthened her IT skills with CompTIA A+ certification and she is also an Oracle Certified SQL Expert.


S/N NAME Designation Unit
1. Mr. Olatunji Folami Principal Statistician Technical
2. Mr. Esther E. Kalu Principal Confidential Secretary I Secretariat
3. Mr. Muttaka Turaki Gujungu Senior Network Engineer Technical
4. Miss. Benedicta A. Otakpor Administrative Officer I Administrative
5. Mr. Abidemi Kenthojaya M. Administrative Officer II Administrative
6. Mrs. Nsikak Sylvester Assistant Chief Clerical Officer Secretariat
7. Miss. Ngovou Veronica Gyang Senior Clerical Officer Secretariat
8. Mr. Abdullahi Salleh Clerical Officer Secretariat
9. Mr. Israel Ojima Senior Artisan (Driving) Secretariat
10. Mr. Dominic A. Ojobo Senior Environmental Attendant Secretariat


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