The Provost’s Office coordinates decision of the Academic Board, Administrative Work, Union matters [Staff and Students] and Capital Projects(TETFund).
The Provost’s office comprises sub- divisions. viz: The Office of the Special Adviser to the Provost, Internal Audit, Security Unit, Students Affairs and Public Relations.
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan approved the appointment of Dr. Ayodele A. Ajayi as the 5th Provost of the Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta with effect from 3rd April, 2012.
Dr. Ayodele Adetayo Ajayi, a native of Gbongan, Osun state, attended Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife from 1974-1979 and Gbongan/Odeomu Anglican Grammar School, Gbongan from 1979-1980. He is a product of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) from 1981-1985 where he obtained his B.A. Edu [Hons] degree in Religious Studies, he also holds a M.Ed [Social Studies,1991] degree and M.A. [Religious Studies,2000 from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo state. He bagged his PhD from the same University in 2008.
Dr. A.A. Ajayi started his career as a part-time lecturer at the Federal College of Education, Osiele in 1986. He was substantially appointed as Assistant Lecturer in the Religious Studies Department in 1987. He rose through the ranks to become a Chief Lecturer in 2006, the highest level for an academic staff. He became the Deputy Provost in 2011 and on the completion of the tenure of the former Provost; Dr Olakunle Filani, Dr. Ajayi took up the duties of the acting Provost.
Dr. A.A Ajayi is an erudite scholar, prolific writer and resourceful researcher. He has published articles in various reputable National and International Journals. He is also an academic & religious author of books. He has participated in many seminars and conferences both local and international. He belongs to many prestigious professional bodies such as the Nigerian Institute of Management [NIM] and Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria [TRCN].
This distinguished academic Icon is a disciplinarian of high repute and a renowned advocate of peace. He is a recipient of many awards recognitions and honours. With his appointment as Provost, Dr. Ayodele Adetayo Ajayi thus became the first homegrown provost of the college.
Dr. A.A. Ajayi is happily married and blessed with children.