Chairman, Ekinrin-Adde Community Development Association, Mr Abiodun Olorunleke confirmed that the multi talented Professor of Soil Microbiology, an emeritus professor has made the community proud by her academic laurels.
The humble and soft-talking woman has prowess to inspiring students to pursue academic and personal excellence. She strives to create a challenging and engaging learning environment in which students become life – long scholars and learners . With an exceptional track record of research success, Prof. Babalola has published many articles in both local and international journals.
She proceeded for her Master of Science degree in Microbiology between 1987 and 1989 also from the University of Ilorin.
Professor Oluwatoyin Babalola started her academic career as an Assistant Lecturer and rose to become a Lecturer 1 at the Ahmadu Bello University, between 1990 and 2001.
She has taught many undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervised numerous final year projects, Masters dissertations and PhD Thesis.
A University Don, Professor Oluwatoyin Babalola has served in several academic and administrative capacities within the University system. Her positions include:
– Head of Department
– Member Postgraduate Board
– Chairperson , College Committee on Examination Result of College of Plant Science and Crop Production
– Member of University Senate from 2008 till date
Every passing year, at least thirty undergraduate students are allocated to her for advisory and mentorship services while a minimum of 10 students usually allocated to her for mentorship and supervision of research works at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Many of her mentees are gainfully employed in Academic Institutions and other sectors, and are doing well in their chosen careers.
A good numbe of students who passed througb her have pursued and still pursuing higher degrees within and outside Nigeria.
Her publications are too numerous to mention. She has authored and coauthored many articles in Jounals and Books both nationally and internationally. Her records of research depth and discoveries are unmatched.
She has attended many seminars, workshops and conferences where she has served in different capacities and functions.
She reviewed the following journnals:
– Bio- resource Technology Journal
-Nigerian Journal of Soil Science
– Nigerian Agricultural Journal
– Journal of Agricultural Research
– Journal of Agricultural Science and Environment
– Journal of Biological Engineering and the
– PERTANIKA Journal