The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu recently approved the appointment of Prof. Bidemi Bilkis Lafiaji-Okuneye as the Substantive Provost of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) with effect from Sunday, 12th January, 2020 following the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past Provost Dr. (Mrs.) Omolola A. Ladele on Saturday, 11th January, 2020.
Prof. Bidemi Bilikis Lafiaji-Okuneye, a Professor of Health Education, is an indigene of Lagos Island, Lagos State. The new Provost was born on 2nd February, 1972, in Lagos Island, Lagos State. She obtained Doctor of Philosophy (Health Education) from University of Ibadan (2005), Masters in Education (Health Education), University of Lagos (1999), Bachelor of Science (PHE), Lagos State University (1995) and Diploma in Physical and Health Education from Lagos State University (1991).
She started her teaching career as classroom teacher at Awori College, Ojo, Lagos State in 1996. In 1997, Prof. Bidemi Bilkis Lafiaji-Okuneye joined the service of Lagos State University as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education. She has served as Acting Dean of Students, Lagos State University, Chairman of various Committees and External Assessors in various institutions including, University of Ibadan and Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED).
Prof. Bidemi Bilkis Lafiaji-Okuneye is a member of many Professional bodies which include; International Council for Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance (ICHPER-SD), Nigeria School Health Association (NSHA), Nigeria Association for Physical, Health Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance NAPHER-SD), ICHPER-SD African Region, International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK), Nigeria Association of Sports Science and Medicine (NASSM), Nigeria Association of Women in Sports (NAWIS) and Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN, PHE Panel). Prof. Bidemi Bilkis Lafiaji-Okuneye has authored and co-authored several books on Physical and Health Education. She also co-authored the nationwide recommended Textbook “Physical Education for Primary Schools 1 to 6”.
Until her appointment as the second substantive female Provost of the College, Prof. Bidemi Bilkis Lafiaji-Okuneye was a Lecturer in the Department of Human Kinetics, Sports and Health Education, Faculty of Education, Lagos State University, Ojo.
Wishing our Provost, Prof. B. B. Lafiaji-Okuneye, a successful tenure.