Professor Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Zoology, Second Class Upper Division of the University of Lagos, a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Biology and a Doctorate Degree in Agriculture, both of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Professor Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde had been a Research Officer I with the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute Lagos, and Research Fellow with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan before joining the services of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, where he was for 20 years before being appointed by the Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State.
Professor Olatunde has served in various committees of Senate and Councils of Universities. He was one time Acting Head of Department, Deputy Dean, Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Branch, Zonal Coordinator of Ibadan Zone of ASUU, Coordinator, Student Industrial Work Experience (SIWES), Director of Academic Planning, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and two-time Acting Vice-Chancellor of two State Universities. Additionally, Professor Olatunde was a member of the Governing Council of two Universities at different times.
Professor Olatunde has attended many professional training courses abroad, and also many Management and Leadership Trainings, both at home and abroad. Some of which are : Creative Leadership For Total Transformation of African Tertiary Institutions, conducted by the University of Stellenbosch Business School, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2010; Enhancing the Quality of Teaching, Research and Administration in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions, conducted by Brunel Business School, Brunel University, West London, UK in 2011; Establishing and Sustaining Entrepreneurship Centres in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions, conducted by the University of Wolverhampton, Midland, UK in 2012; the International Collaborations and Partnerships For Higher Education Growth and Development, conducted by Brunel University, West London, UK in 2013; Transformational Changes In Higher Education: Positioning Your Institution For Future Success, Conducted by Harvard University, Boston, USA in 2014, Managing Universities For Better Performance In Research, Learning and Enterprise, conducted by London Management Training Center, University of Cambridge, UK in 2018 and International Public Sector Accounting Standard (IPSAS) For Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) conducted by London Management Training Center, University of London, London, UK in 2019.
Professor Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde is well published in reputable international and national journal outfits, with over 45 publications to his credit.
Professor Olatunde is currently the Vice-Chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.
He is happily married and blessed with children.