The Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), Ekiti State University has felicitated with Prof. (Mrs.) Olubunmi B. Ajayi on her recent appointment as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University (EKSU).
Speaking during the visit, the President of the organisation, Prof. (Mrs.) A. O. Oluyege expressed her pride in Prof. (Mrs.) Ajayi’s excellent efforts that make her stand out and qualified for the appointment. Prof. (Mrs.) Oluyege explained that the major aim of the organisation is to increase women participation in research, which culminated into a major achievement of a member of the organisation in Ekiti State University (EKSU) Mrs. R. B. Ogunrinde, who emerged winner at the 2019 World Championship in computational and Applied Mathematics (INTERPOLATING FUNCTION).
The president intimated the Ag. Vice-Chancellor of major events outlined for the year, including hosting the OWSD conference mentoring of female staff, outreach to students and an award night to showcase women who have excelled in research among others. She assured the Ag. Vice-Chancellor of the group’s support and wished her outstanding achievements during her tenure.
In her remarks, the Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Mrs.) Olubunmi B. Ajayi expressed gratitude for the love and support the organisation has shown. She commended the vision behind their outlined programmes and hopes that it would help to motivate women, both in and out of science.
She encouraged members of the OWSD to give their best to the younger generation of women, as mothers and as tutors. She also implored them to help curb the menace of indecent dressing among students, especially females.
Present at the visit was OWSD EKSU chapter, Vice President, Dr. Dupe Adebo, Dr. (Mrs.) Omotayo (Research Officer), Dr. (Mrs.) Akin-Obasola (General Secretary) among other executive officers of the organisation. Prof. (Mrs.) O. B. Ajayi is a member of the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing world (OWSD), EKSU chapter.

Bode Olofinmuagun
Head, Directorate of Information & Corporate Affairs