The Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic Offa has approved the appointment of Mr. Gabriel Oyediran Soko as the 5th substantive Registrar of the Polytechnic.
Until his appointment, he was the Deputy Registrar in charge of Council Affairs.
Mr. Soko, an indigene of Igosun in Oyun Local Government Area, Kwara State, is an erudite administrator and a Technocrat. He joined the service of the Polytechnic in 1995 as Administrative Officer II and rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Registrar on 1st July, 2010. He has worked in virtually every department of the institution.
Having completed his elementary education, he proceeded to Offa Grammar School, Offa Kwara State for his Secondary Education between 1979-1984 and later to kwara State College of Technology now Kwara State Polytechnic for his Cambrigde A’level 1986-1989. He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State where he bagged his B.Sc. (Hons.) Sociology in1991 and University of Ilorin, Ilorin Kwara State for his Masters in Industrial and Labour Relations (MILR) in 2005. He also obtained a Diploma in Information Technology (Desktop Publishing) in 2010.
He is a member of many professional bodies among which are; Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPN), Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria.
Mr. Soko has served the Polytechnic diligently in various administrative capacities; he was Deputy Registrar (Council Affairs). Deputy Registrar (Senior Staff Establishment). Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs Unit); Deputy Registrar (Institute of Continuing Education); NODAL Officer/Head of SERVICOM Unit; School Administrative Officer, School of Engineering which he combined with Council Affairs Office between December 2004 – March 2009; School Officer, School of Communication and Information Technology among many others.
He has attended various academic seminars, conferences and workshops and has many conference/seminar papers to his credit.
He is happily married and blessed with children.
The Governing Council, Management, Staff and Students wish him a successful tenure of office.