The Academic Board Members, the Federal Polytechnic Offa have elected Dr. Salimonu Rasheed Ishaq as the Deputy Rector Administration. The appointment of Dr. Salimonu is for Four (4) years single term and takes effect from Thursday, 20th 2023.
The Doctor of Computer Science (with Physics) was born on October 19th, 1966 in Ilorin, Kwara State. He is a thoroughbred alumnus of the Federal University of Technology, Minna with a first degree in Computer Science with Physics (1992), Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (2000) and Doctoral Degree in Information Technology from University of Utara Malaysia (2015)
In 1993, he began his Lecturing career at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Oyo State.
He joined the service of the Federal Polytechnic Offa as an Assistant Lecturer in 1996, Lecturer III in 1999, Lecturer II in 2002, Lecturer I in 2005, Senior Lecturer in 2008, Principal Lecturer in 2015 and became Chief Lecturer in 2018.
Before he was elected as the Deputy Rector Administration, he was a Member, School of Applied Science & Technology representative on Polytechnic Research Committee and also a former Head of Department of Computer Science.
Dr. Salimonu Ishaq is a Unionist and the Former Vice- Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP).
He is an accomplished scholar who has contributed to knowledge and research with several journals, referred conferences and scholarly Publications.
He is a member of many professional bodies, Member, Nigeria Computer Science (NCS), Member, Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN); Member, Association of Information Systems, USA (MAIS), and Member, Nigeria Information Technology Practitioner in Civil Service.
Outside the Polytechnic, Dr. Salimonu Ishaq has done much to contribute to closing the gap between Academic and Sustainable Development. He has served on the Boards of several institutions and organizations. He was the Editor-in-chief Nigeria Journal of Science and Technical Research, Chairman, Board of Directors Sincere Microfinance Bank Limited, among others.
The Management on behalf of the Governing Council, Staff and Students, heartily congratulates Dr. Salimonu Rasheed Ishaq on his appointment and wishes him a successful tenure.