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.