Biography of the Team

As a body, the administration comprises of the Trustees, The Executives and The Board of Matrons. Below is the biography of the team.

The Trustees



BARR. (MRS.) TINUWOLA ABIMIBOLA BADEMOSI (NEE SADIPE)
Visionary Leader and Legal Luminary

Born on December 21, 1948, Barr. (Mrs.) Tinuwola Abimibola Bademosi (nee Sadipe) embodies a legacy of excellence that spans decades. Her educational odyssey commenced at Lagos Anglican Girl’s School, Broad St, Lagos (1954-1960), followed by pioneering years at St Louis Grammar School, Ibadan (1961-1966), where she both led and learned as a dedicated boarding student.

Continuing her quest for knowledge, she embarked on Higher School Education at The International School, U.I, Ibadan (1967-1969), culminating in a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages with Bias in French and German from the prestigious University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1973. Her academic pursuits took her overseas for a transformative year at both Université de Besançon, France, and Goethe Institute, Germany.

Barr. Bademosi’s trailblazing journey led her to become a Pioneer NYSC member in 1973, setting the stage for a distinguished career at the Nigeria Customs & Excise Service (NCS), where she navigated diverse departments. In 1984, after a focused study leave, she secured an LLB (HONS) from the esteemed University of Lagos, subsequently being called to the Bar in 1985.

Her legacy continued as she made history as the First Female Commandant of The NCS Training College, Ikeja, Lagos. A Comptroller and a beacon of excellence, Barr. (Mrs.) Tinuwola Abimibola Bademosi retired in 2004, pivoting to her current roles as a Distinguished Legal Consultant and respected Notary Public. Her journey stands as an inspiration, a testament to a life lived with unwavering commitment to education, leadership, and enduring excellence.


PROF. OLAYINKA OLUSOLA OMIGBODUN (NEE VICTOR-BANJO)
Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Born on the 11th of February 1963, Olayinka Olusola Omigbodun, née Victor-Banjo had her formal education at Adrao International School, Lagos, Holy Rosary Primary School, Kenema and St. Anne’s Primary School, Freetown. She attended St Louis Grammar School, from 1973 to 1978 and was Assistant Head Girl in her final year. She received at graduation, the Character and Service Award, a prize awarded by the Ibadan Catholic Diocese to the most outstanding student in Character and Service. She had her Advanced Level Education at The International School, before gaining admission into the University of Ibadan to study Medicine. She graduated MBBS in 1985 receiving the accolade in physiology.

She began her career in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan and had subsequent residency training in Lancaster Moor Hospital, Lancaster, UK; and the Queen’s Park Hospital, Blackburn, UK. She obtained the Fellowship of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) and the West African College of Physicians (WACP) in Psychiatry in 1991 and the Diploma in Psychiatry of the University of Manchester in 1992. In 1993, she proceeded to the United States of America where she trained in Family Therapy at the Department of Family Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and was also a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Bipolar Research Unit from 1993 -1996. She was awarded a British Chevening Scholarship to study at the Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds where she was obtained a Master of Public Health degree, with Distinction, in 1999, receiving the John Griffiths prize. She also trained in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Greenwood Institute for Child Health, University of Leicester, UK in 2004.

In 1999, she started the first Child and Adolescent Mental Health clinic at UCH, Ibadan and from 2011 to 2020, she was pioneer director of the University of Ibadan’s Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CCAMH), a multidisciplinary centre for training, research, and service in. Over 130 professionals from 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have trained on a master’s programme in CCAMH.

She was promoted to the grade of professor on October 1, 2008, becoming the first female Professor of Psychiatry in Nigeria.

In 2010, she was elected the President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP), making her the only African to have held the position in the 86-year history of the organization. In 2020 she received the International Contribution Award of IACAPAP in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in the promotion of child and adolescent psychiatry in the developing world. She also received the Leadership Award from the African Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (AACAMH) in 2019. She is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS).

Olayinka assumed office as the first female Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (CoMUI) in August 2020 for a four year term. She is married to Professor Akinyinka Omigbodun, an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, and they are blessed with children and grandchildren. She is the superintendent of the Children’s Department at her local church.

DR. THERESA ADEYOOLA OLAITAN (NEE ADEBAYO)
Educator, Visionary Leader

Born on June 5th, 1963, Dr. Adeyoola Theresa Olaitan has dedicated her life to educational excellence and leadership, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of learning.

Her educational journey began at St. Joseph Primary School, ‘Nalende Ibadan (1969 – 1975), and continued at St. Louis Grammar School, Mokola, Ibadan (1975 – 1980). With a thirst for knowledge, she pursued higher education at the Oyo State College of Arts and Science, Ile-Ife (1980 – 1982), followed by the University of Ibadan (1982 – 1985), where she earned a B.Sc in Chemistry.

Undeterred in her pursuit of knowledge, she obtained a PGDE from the University of Ibadan’s Post Graduate School in 1998. Her quest for excellence led her to the University of Applied Sciences, Germany, in 2000, and later to further academic achievements at the University of Ibadan’s Post Graduate School, culminating in an M.Ed in 2010 and a Ph.D in 2017.

Dr. Olaitan’s career path is a testament to her dedication. She commenced as a Chemistry teacher and Head of the Chemistry Department at Mayflower School, Ikenne Remo, Ogun State (1986 – 1993). Her expertise then extended to Loyola College, Ibadan, where she served as a Senior Chemistry Teacher and Head of Science Department (1993 – 2001). With a track record of leadership, she assumed the role of Vice Principal at Sango High School (now Humani Alaga High School) from 2001 to 2004.

Her commitment to education administration saw her rise to significant positions, including Supervisor of Schools/Deputy TESCOM ZONE 1 (2004 – 2006), Director of School Services TESCOM ZONE 1 (2006 – 2013), and ultimately Permanent Secretary of Schools Administration (2013 – 2019).

Even in retirement, Dr. Adeyoola Theresa Olaitan continues to illuminate the educational path. She lends her insights as a consultant, ensuring her legacy as an educator and visionary leader remains steadfast, inspiring generations to come.

 

MRS ISIOMA JENNIFER OYAREKHUA (NEE NWABUEBO)
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Cultural Advocate

Born on October 16, 1969, Isioma Oyarekhua is a dynamic and passionate entrepreneur with an impressive educational trajectory. Her early educational foundation took root at Bodija International Primary School and later at St Louis Grammar School in Ibadan, where her intellectual journey began to flourish.

Fueled by a profound love for linguistics, Isioma obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Benin, setting the stage for her remarkable journey. A pivotal transition led her to the Arts Institute of Atlanta, where she honed her culinary prowess, specializing in baking and cake decoration. In 2014, she graduated magna cum laude, marking a significant milestone.

Isioma’s entrepreneurial spirit knows no bounds. She has navigated diverse sectors, from fashion to the food industry. As the former CEO of Creacions, a prominent fashion and leather goods company in Lagos, she left an indelible mark. Currently, she spearheads McJIN NIG LTD and Cakes ‘N’ Bakes Bakery in Georgia, USA, demonstrating her prowess as an owner and lead creative consultant.

Her impact transcends business as she remains a dedicated philanthropist and fervent advocate for cultural education. A committed member and former Vice-President of The African Children’s Educational and Social Society (ACESS) in Atlanta, Georgia, she champions noble causes. Her contributions extend to her alma mater, St Louis Grammar School in Ibadan, where she has been an active participant in various initiatives.

Isioma is also the active Coordinator for SLIOGA-GLOBAL, reflecting her unwavering dedication to the organization’s mission. Her proactive approach and relentless work ethic define her commitment to community upliftment, embodying a harmonious blend of entrepreneurial acumen and philanthropic zeal.

 

MRS TITILOLA OKUNOLA (NEE DUROJAIYE )
Healthcare Specialist, Philanthropist, Global Visionary

Born on November 19th, she exemplifies a life dedicated to impactful healthcare and humanitarian endeavors. Her journey is marked by a commitment to education, service, and global outreach.

Grounded in a solid educational foundation, she attended St. Louis Grammar School, Mokola Ibadan (1979 – 1984), cultivating her intellectual curiosity. Her quest for knowledge led her to City and East London College (1986 – 1989), where she earned a BA in Business and Finance, and subsequently to the University of West London. There, she achieved a BSc in Adult Nursing (2006 – 2009), followed by specialized training as a Theatre Practitioner (2009 – 2010).

She has dedicated herself to the field of healthcare. As an Endoscopy unit specialist Nurse, her expertise remains at the forefront of medical practice. Her career began with British Railway Account and Auditing in 1992, and she continued to make significant contributions within NHS Trust England, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to healthcare excellence.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, she extends her impact to global philanthropy. With a heart dedicated to the betterment of others, she engages in charitable work in Gambia, caring for village children and providing essential resources to the local school. Her compassionate efforts include the supply of food and stationery, leaving an enduring mark on the lives of those she touches.

With a vision that knows no borders, she aspires to further her impact by establishing an NGO in Africa. Her aspirations are a testament to her unwavering dedication to humanity’s welfare and the betterment of lives, reflecting a blend of healthcare expertise, philanthropic spirit, and global vision. Presently based in the UK, her journey continues to inspire and uplift, leaving a trail of positive change in her wake.

 

MS FUNLOLA ABODERIN
Health, Safety, and Environment Specialist, Advocate for Learning and Community

Born on April 14th, 1971, she is a dedicated advocate for education, personal growth, and community betterment. Her journey unfolds as a testament to her unwavering commitment to excellence and holistic progress.

Her educational voyage began at Maryhill Convent School Agodi Ibadan, a foundation that paved the way for future accomplishments. She continued to shine at St Louis Grammar School Ibadan (1981 – 1986) and further honed her academic prowess at the International School Ibadan, culminating in her A Levels.

With a quest for knowledge, she obtained a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the esteemed University of Ibadan, setting the stage for a multifaceted career. Her dedication to growth led her to complete a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) at the University of Lagos and further elevate her expertise with a Master of Science (MSc) in Health, Safety, and Environment from the United Kingdom.

Committed to perpetual advancement, she actively participates in workshops, seminars, and conferences, ensuring she remains at the forefront of HSE, auditing, and manufacturing excellence. Her unquenchable thirst for knowledge is a cornerstone of her success.

Beyond her professional pursuits, she is deeply engaged in community service, reflecting her values and dedication to giving back. Throughout her journey, she has displayed proficiency in pharmaceutical provision, quality assurance, and patient safety, showcased through her roles as a Pharmacist across various organizations.

With an impressive transition, she ventured into the realm of health, safety, and environment. Here, her combined expertise serves as a catalyst for positive change. Her contributions span improving occupational health, implementing sustainable practices, and mitigating environmental risks, reflecting a commitment to a safer and more sustainable world.

Her journey embodies a blend of educational accomplishment, proactive community involvement, and pioneering spirit, inspiring those around her to embrace continuous learning and holistic betterment.

 

MRS JOYCE OGUNYEMI (NEE AKINLUYI)
Education Expert, International Development Advocate

Born on April 18th, 1970, Mrs. Joyce Akinluyi-Ogunyemi is a dedicated trailblazer in the realm of education and international development. Her journey is a testament to her unwavering commitment to knowledge, progress, and global betterment.

Her educational path commenced at St. Louis Grammar School, Ibadan (1982 – 1987), where she laid the foundation for her academic excellence. This led her to the Federal University of Technology, Akure (1988 – 1994), where she earned a B.Tech degree, propelling her into the world of expertise.

Driven by a thirst for knowledge, she pursued further academic heights. She enriched her skills at University College London (2009 – 2011), culminating in an M.Sc. Her quest for mastery led her to Trinity College Dublin (2012 – 2014), where she achieved an MA. Her academic journey continued at the University of Bristol (2012 – 2016), and she presently pursues her studies at Gwynedd Mercy University, an embodiment of lifelong learning.

Distinguished by her professional contributions, Mrs. Akinluyi-Ogunyemi conducted doctoral research at the University of Bristol, UK, reflecting her dedication to advancing educational methodologies. An active alumna of UCL, Institute of Education, and Trinity College Dublin, she consistently embraces the spirit of continuous growth.

With over two decades in the international development sector, she is a seasoned expert in the field. Her impact spans continents; she worked in Rwanda, assessing the quality of educational programs, and was a researcher with the National Universities Commission Abuja. Her expertise extends to being a British qualified teacher (PGCE Maths Specialist), amplifying her influence.

Mrs. Akinluyi-Ogunyemi stands as an education consultant, using her expertise to shape the learning landscape. Presently, she serves as a STEM Tutor within the Houston Independent School District, epitomizing her dedication to nurturing the next generation of thinkers and innovators.

Her journey reflects a harmonious blend of academic prowess, dedication to international development, and a passionate commitment to education, making her a true catalyst for positive change and advancement in the global educational realm.

 

MRS MARGARET ADETOUN OGUNKOYA (NEE ADEGBIE)
Operations Manager, Educator, and Corporate Leader

Born on August 2nd, Mrs. Margaret Adetoun Ogunkoya embodies a legacy of excellence, dedicated service, and educational achievement. Her journey is a testament to her unwavering commitment to both personal growth and professional advancement.

Her educational voyage began at St. Louis Grammar School Mokola, Ibadan (1983 – 1988), a foundational chapter that paved the way for her future accomplishments. This led her to the University of Lagos, Akoka, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree, showcasing her dedication to academic excellence.

Undeterred by geographical boundaries, Mrs. Ogunkoya pursued a Bachelor of Education from York University, Keele street, Toronto, further expanding her horizons. Armed with a versatile education, she embarked on her professional journey at Leadway Assurance Company, Lagos. Her dedication and expertise propelled her from superintendent roles in various departments to Assistant Manager, leaving an indelible mark until November 2001.

Presently, Mrs. Ogunkoya serves as an Operations Manager in health services, a role that exemplifies her leadership and organizational skills. Her contributions extend beyond corporate boundaries; she is a certified Teacher, reflecting her commitment to education and capacity-building.

Her journey is a harmonious blend of corporate leadership, educational dedication, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Mrs. Margaret Adetoun Ogunkoya’s impact is felt across multiple domains, a true inspiration to those around her, and a testament to the power of determination and continuous growth.

 

MRS NANA SONOIKI (NEE ASUMAH)
Art Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Visionary Leader

Born on March 12th, 1974, Mrs. Nana Sonoiki’s remarkable journey is an ode to her unrelenting passion for art, entrepreneurship, and community upliftment. Her life’s narrative is a masterpiece woven with education, dedication, and unwavering commitment.

Her early years of education began at Army Children School, Ibadan (1980 – 1986), a period that laid the foundation for her academic and personal growth. She continued her educational voyage at St. Louis Grammar School, Mokola, Ibadan (1986 – 1992), honing her intellect and nurturing her creative spirit.

With a drive for excellence, Mrs. Sonoiki pursued higher education at Kwara State Polytechnic (1994 – 1996), where she obtained a National Diploma in Public Administration. Her quest for knowledge led her to the University of Jos, Lagos Study Centre (1998 – 1999), culminating in an Advanced Diploma in Public Administration, a testament to her commitment to continuous learning.

Mrs. Sonoiki’s professional journey shines as a beacon of achievement. She garnered invaluable experience while working with one of Nigeria’s most reputable art galleries. Her prowess and dedication were further exemplified as the manager of Arthouse Contemporary Ltd, one of Africa’s premier art auction houses, where she served for over 13 years before embarking on her visionary venture.

Her entrepreneurial spirit knows no bounds. As the owner and founder of The Art Pantheon Gallery in Oniru, Lagos, she has created a vibrant space that celebrates artistic expression. Beyond the realm of art, she established her own fashion outfit, amplifying her creative influence.

Mrs. Nana Sonoiki’s journey embodies the essence of entrepreneurship, creativity, and community engagement. Her impact extends beyond business; she is a philanthropist at heart, weaving positive change within the artistic and social fabric. Her legacy shines as a beacon of inspiration for generations to come, symbolizing the power of vision, determination, and a profound love for art and community.


The Executives


 

MS ROSALIND BANJO
Literary Enthusiast, Dedicated Librarian, Lifelong Learner

Born on August 25th, 1963, Ms. Rosalind Banjo’s journey is a testament to her unyielding dedication to education, literature, and the art of sharing knowledge. Her life’s chapters are a symphony of academic achievements, professional milestones, and a tireless commitment to fostering learning.

Her educational odyssey commenced at St. Louis Girls Grammar School, Mokola Ibadan (1975 – 1980), a nurturing ground for her intellectual pursuits. Her quest for knowledge led her to Federal Government College Odogbolu (1980 – 1982), where she further honed her academic prowess.

Guided by her love for literature, Ms. Banjo studied Literature in English at Ogun State University (1982 – 1986), embracing the rich world of storytelling and expression. Her pursuit of wisdom extended overseas, as she delved into Information Management at Thames Valley University, UK (1993 – 1996), a testament to her global perspective.

Her professional journey is marked by dedication and perseverance. A civil servant from 1998 to 2009, she returned to university to pursue Librarianship part-time, demonstrating her commitment to enhancing her expertise while actively contributing to society. In 2009, her trajectory shifted when she embraced her true calling, stepping into her first role as a librarian.

Presently, Ms. Banjo stands as a beacon of knowledge, a Librarian with nearly 15 years of dedicated service. Her passion for literature, paired with her commitment to education, has made her an invaluable custodian of wisdom. Her role embodies the art of preserving and sharing knowledge, a gift she bestows upon those she serves.

Ms. Rosalind Banjo’s journey epitomizes the spirit of lifelong learning, dedication, and unwavering commitment to the dissemination of knowledge. Her legacy shines as a testament to the profound impact of literature and the enduring role of libraries in shaping minds and nurturing a thirst for learning.

 

MRS ENIOLA ROLAKE OYEDELE (NEE ADESIDA) ACIB
Financial Luminary, Visionary Leader, Dedicated Advocate

Born on February 7, 1971, Mrs. Eniola Oyedele stands as a paragon of dedication, leadership, and financial acumen. Her life’s journey is a symphony of educational excellence, professional achievements, and unwavering commitment to community growth.

Her early years of education began at Bodija International School (1974 – 1981), where the foundation for her academic journey was solidified. She continued her scholastic pursuits at St Louis Girls Grammar School (1982 – 1986), nurturing her intellect and shaping her character.

Driven by a passion for knowledge, she embarked on her higher education at the prestigious University of Ibadan (1988 – 1993), where she earned a B.Sc in Mathematics, a testament to her commitment to analytical thinking. Her quest for expertise led her to obtain two additional Masters degrees, underscoring her dedication to continuous growth. Furthering her educational journey, she obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University (2013 – 2015), a testament to her multifaceted approach to learning.

As a committed member of Zonta Club of Ibadan 2, Mrs. Oyedele’s passion for community betterment shines through. Her impending role as president-elect for the biennium 2024 – 2026 attests to her visionary leadership and dedication to fostering positive change.

Professionally, Mrs. Oyedele has left an indelible mark in the financial industry. Leading a team of dynamic business development officers in the Ibadan 1 zone of Wema Bank Plc, her impact is felt far and wide. With nearly 25 years of experience, her career has been marked by exceptional performance and transformative initiatives, leaving a lasting legacy in each institution she has served.

Her journey is a tapestry woven with rich experiences, including her tenure at Oceanic Bank and former Owena Bank, where she honed her skills. She spent 7 formative years at First Atlantic Bank, contributing her expertise across various capacities, emblematic of her adaptability and commitment to growth.

Beyond her financial prowess, Mrs. Oyedele has been a tireless advocate for the alumni of St Louis Girls Grammar School. Her engagement spans chapter, class set, and global levels, underscoring her dedication to the institution and its community.

Presently with Wema Bank Plc, Mrs. Eniola Oyedele’s journey reflects the embodiment of leadership, continuous learning, and community engagement. Her legacy shines as an inspirational beacon, reminding us of the transformative power of dedication, vision, and service to others.

 

MRS. FUNSHO ASAJU (NEE ADENIYI) MBM
Financial Maven, Global Professional, Accommodation Visionaryer

Born on July 11th, 1975, Mrs. Funsho Asaju Nee Adeniyi MBM stands as a beacon of financial acumen, unwavering determination, and visionary leadership. Her journey is a saga of educational excellence, diverse professional accomplishments, and a commitment to innovation.

Her educational voyage began at St. Louis Grammar School Mokola, Ibadan (1986 – 1992), a period that laid the foundation for her intellectual pursuits. Continuously elevating her capabilities, she pursued higher education at the Ibadan Polytechnic, graduating with an HND in Accounting and Finance, a testament to her dedication to financial excellence. 

Her thirst for professional growth knew no bounds. Venturing to the UK in 1999, she obtained Certification in Prince 2 project management, underscoring her commitment to professional development. Fueling her ambition, she achieved a Masters of Business Management from The University of Essex in 2019, a testament to her dedication to lifelong learning.

Her professional journey is marked by versatility and impact. From British Telecommunications to YMCA, intertek to Shroders Investment Bank, Singer and Friedlander Bank to Infrared Capital and Partners, she has donned the role of Financial Controller, showcasing her financial prowess and leadership abilities.

As an entrepreneur, she transitioned into the realm of Real Estates, revolutionizing the industry with her innovative approach. Her vision extended to providing Serviced Accommodation (Short lets) in London, Essex, and Kent, a testament to her ability to identify emerging trends and capitalize on them.

Mrs. Asaju’s journey is one of transformation and innovation, a narrative of a woman who harnessed her education, experience, and vision to create a unique path. Her impact extends beyond borders, reflecting her global perspective and determination to make a difference.

Mrs. Funsho Asaju Nee Adeniyi MBM’s legacy shines as a reminder of the transformative power of education, a commitment to professional growth, and the audacity to chart one’s course in the dynamic landscape of finance and entrepreneurship.

BARR. ANNE IFECHUKWUDE ABHULIMEN (NEE EBOKA)
Legal Luminary, Empowered Advocate, Philanthropic Leader

Born on July 8th, 1975, Bar. Anne Ifechukwude Abhulimen (nee Eboka) embodies the spirit of legal excellence, compassionate advocacy, and dedicated service. Her life’s journey is a tapestry of academic achievement, professional accomplishment, and unwavering commitment to uplifting society.

Her educational trajectory commenced at St. Louis Grammar School Mokola, Ibadan (1990 – 1993), where her intellectual foundation was laid. Continuing her pursuit of knowledge, she thrived at the University of Lagos, Akoka (1995 – 2002), acquiring diplomas in Social Work Administration, Commercial & Business Law, an LLB degree, and BL from the Nigerian Law School, Abuja in 2005.

Professionally, she carved a distinguished path, contributing her expertise to DN TYRE & RUBBER PLC. (formerly DUNLOP NIG.PLC) in Lagos. Her career afforded her opportunities to travel both within and outside Nigeria, broadening her horizons and enriching her experience.

Beyond her professional achievements, Mrs. Abhulimen’s heart beats for philanthropy. Her passion finds expression through PRO BONO services with the NGO FIDA, where she champions the cause of indigent women and children, particularly the empowerment of the ‘Girl Child.’ Her commitment to giving back to society exemplifies her values and dedication to creating a more equitable world.

As a lawyer, Mrs. Abhulimen’s expertise is a cornerstone of her contributions. Currently engaged in private practice, she navigates the complex legal landscape with finesse and dedication. Her journey is a testament to her continuous pursuit of legal knowledge and unwavering commitment to justice.

Bar. Anne Ifechukwude Abhulimen (nee Eboka) is a legal luminary, a compassionate advocate, and a trailblazer in her field. Her legacy shines brightly as a reminder of the transformative power of education, legal prowess, and a heart dedicated to serving the marginalized and uplifting society as a whole.

 

MRS GRACE OLUKAYODE (NEE OLANIRAN)
Engineering Maven, Visionary Leader, Empowered Professional

Born on November 23rd, 1988, in Ibadan, Mrs. Grace Olukayode’s life story is a testament to the power of education, determination, and groundbreaking achievements. Her journey is a symphony of educational milestones, professional accomplishments, and a commitment to innovation.

Her scholastic voyage commenced at I.M.G School 2, Inalende, Ibadan (1992 – 1997), nurturing her intellectual curiosity from a young age. She continued her educational ascent at St. Louis Grammar School Mokola, Ibadan (1997 – 2023), a period marked by steadfast dedication to knowledge and growth.

Venturing into higher education, she earned her stripes at the Universal College of Technology, Ile-Ife, obtaining an ND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering. Her quest for expertise led her to the University of Ilorin, Ilorin (2011 – 2015), where she earned a B.Engr in Electrical Engineering, a testament to her unwavering commitment to mastering her craft.

In 2015, Mrs. Olukayode’s excellence was recognized as she was inducted into the prestigious Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), a testament to her prowess and dedication in the field.

Her professional journey is marked by impactful roles. From her tenure as a VAS Engineer at Huawei Technologies Ltd (2013 – 2016), where she harnessed her technical acumen, to her role as Head of Operations at TotalHealth 360 Inc (2016 – 2022), where she showcased her leadership skills, Mrs. Olukayode’s impact is undeniable.

Her entrepreneurial spirit shines brightly as she embarked on personal business ventures and consultancy in Electrical Engineering, reflecting her dedication to innovation and growth.

Mrs. Grace Olukayode’s journey is one of empowerment, innovation, and transformative impact. Her legacy shines as a reminder of the boundless possibilities that come from determination, education, and a resolute commitment to excellence.


The Matrons


 

PHARM.(MRS) VERONICA PANOX (NEE ORANSAYE)
Pharmaceutical Trailblazer, Healing Advocate, Visionary Leader

Born on February 4th, 1945, Pharm(Mrs) Veronica Panox’s life journey is a testament to the transformative power of education, dedication, and pioneering spirit. Her narrative is one of academic excellence, professional accomplishment, and an enduring commitment to healthcare and community wellbeing.

Her educational foundation was cultivated at St. Louis Ibadan (1962 – 1966), where the seeds of her intellectual curiosity were sown. A quest for higher knowledge led her to Queen’s School Ede/Ibadan (1966 – 1968) for A-Levels, further propelling her academic trajectory.

Her quest for expertise and a dedication to healing brought her to the hallowed halls of the University of Ife (1970 – 1973), where she earned a B.Pharm degree. Her commitment to pharmaceutical excellence was the cornerstone of her education, laying the groundwork for her impactful career.

Professionally, she navigated the healthcare landscape with distinction. She served with distinction at Lagos State Ministry of Health (1973 – 1974) and UAC (NIG) Kingsway Chemist Marina (1975 – 1976), where her expertise was honed and her commitment to health and wellness was reaffirmed.

A defining chapter of her journey was her role at Clinipharm Chemists Ltd (1976 – 2021), where she served as a Pharmacist and later ascended to the position of Managing Director. Her visionary leadership shaped the organization and its impact on the community. Her unwavering dedication to providing quality pharmaceutical care has left an indelible mark on countless lives.

In 2021, Mrs. Panox took the bold step of self-retirement, a testament to her remarkable journey and the legacy she has built.

Pharm(Mrs) Veronica Panox’s journey is an embodiment of healing, leadership, and pioneering spirit. Her legacy shines brightly as a reminder of the transformative potential of education, dedication to healthcare, and a tireless commitment to improving the lives of others.

 

MRS. LILIAN FAMOROTI (NEE DASILVA)
Education Champion, Empowered Leader, Guiding Light

Mrs. Lilian Famoroti Nee Dasilva’s story is one of resilience, education, and leadership, leaving an indelible mark on the tapestry of her community. A beacon of empowerment, her journey exemplifies the transformative power of education and dedication.

Her educational voyage commenced at St. Louis Grammar School Mokola, Ibadan (1962 – 1967), where she forged the foundation of her intellectual pursuits. This pivotal period nurtured her inquisitive mind and prepared her for the path of leadership that lay ahead.

Mrs. Famoroti’s journey is a testament to the enduring impact of education. Her legacy shines brightly as she continues to inspire others to embark on their own educational journeys, leading by example and illuminating the path toward personal and community growth.

MRS. PATRICIA SOLARIN (NEE LAWSON)
Visionary Trailblazer, Dedicated Educator, Empowered Leader

Born on April 23rd, 1951, Mrs. Patricia Solarin’s life journey embodies the spirit of resilience, academic excellence, and pioneering leadership. Her narrative is one of educational fortitude, professional accomplishment, and a dedication to service.

Her educational odyssey commenced at Sacred Heart Primary School, Inalende, Ibadan, embarking on a journey that mirrored her father’s work-related transfers across the country in the dynamic 1950s landscape. Her pursuit of knowledge eventually led her to St. Louis Grammar School, Mokola Ibadan (1964 – 1968), where she flourished and ascended to the prestigious role of Head Girl in 1968.

Mrs. Solarin’s academic journey continued at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, where she earned an HND in Biochemistry, laying the foundation for her scientific expertise. Undeterred by challenges, she further elevated her capabilities at the University of Lagos, obtaining a Masters in Public Administration in 1991.

Her professional journey is marked by an unwavering commitment to service and innovation. Joining the Standards Organization of Nigeria in 1975, she showcased her technical acumen and served in various capacities, leaving an indelible mark on the organization.

In 2002, after 27 years of meritorious service in the public sector, Mrs. Solarin embarked on a new chapter. Voluntarily retiring, she transitioned into her own business venture as a Management Systems Practitioner and Consultant. Her entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to excellence continued to shine.

Mrs. Patricia Solarin’s legacy radiates as a symbol of education’s transformative power, steadfast leadership, and a dedication to serving others. Her journey inspires countless individuals to overcome obstacles, embrace education, and make a lasting impact in their communities.

 

MRS. OMOTAYO IKOTUN (NEE FATUNDE)
Education Vanguard, Leadership Luminary, Empowered Change-Maker

Born on January 16th, 1954, Mrs. Omotayo Ikotun Nee Fatunde’s life journey is a testament to the transformative power of education, unwavering dedication, and pioneering leadership. Her narrative unfolds as a symphony of academic excellence, groundbreaking achievements, and a commitment to empowering others.

Her educational voyage embarked at St. Theresa’s Primary School, Makurdi, laying the foundation for her intellectual pursuits. This early journey set the stage for her future as a trailblazer in education and leadership.

Mrs. Ikotun’s academic brilliance continued to shine as she attended St. Louis Grammar School, Mokola Ibadan (1966 – 1970), where she not only excelled academically but also earned the esteemed title of Head Girl, a testament to her leadership and character.

Her quest for knowledge led her to Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro, Egbado (1973 – 1974) for A-levels, where her leadership skills were further honed as she again held the position of Head Girl.

Further enriching her educational portfolio, she ventured into the esteemed halls of the University of Ibadan (1974 – 1977), earning a B.Ed in Theatre Arts & English, an achievement that exemplifies her passion for education and the arts. Her pursuit of excellence knew no bounds as she returned to the University of Ibadan (1985 – 1987) to obtain an M.Ed in Educational Administration.

Her professional journey is marked by pioneering leadership roles and transformative impact. She blazed trails as the Pioneer Registrar at Kola Daisi University, Ibadan (2017 – 2020) and the Pioneer Director of the Training & Development Unit at the University of Ibadan (2016 – 2017).

Her legacy extends beyond institutions as she assumed the role of Pioneer Visiting Admin Fellow at the Institute for African Culture & International Understanding, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta (2012 – 2014), leaving an indelible mark on cultural preservation and international understanding.

Mrs. Ikotun’s journey culminated with her tenure as the Registrar at the University of Ibadan (2006 – 2011) and as the Pioneer Registrar at Bells University of Technology, Ota (2005 – 2006).

Her retirement in 2019 from the University of Ibadan, marked a triumphant conclusion to a life dedicated to education, leadership, and transformative impact.

Mrs. Omotayo Ikotun Nee Fatunde’s legacy radiates as a beacon of education’s power to uplift, empower, and transform lives. Her journey serves as an inspiration for future generations to pursue knowledge, embrace leadership, and make a meaningful difference in the world.

 

PROF. OLUYINKA OSAYAME OMOROGBE (NEE IGHODARO), SAN
Scholarly Luminary, Legal Trailblazer, Visionary Leader

Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, SAN, is a living testament to the transformative potential of education, unwavering dedication, and pioneering leadership. Her journey is a symphony of academic excellence, groundbreaking achievements, and an unwavering commitment to the law and social impact.

Her educational odyssey commenced at St. Louis Grammar School, Mokola, Ibadan, a stepping stone to her remarkable journey of knowledge and influence. Continuing her pursuit of excellence, she ventured into the prestigious halls of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), where she solidified her intellectual foundation.

Her quest for knowledge transcended borders as she further honed her expertise at the renowned London School of Economics and Political Science, culminating in her call to the Nigerian Bar in 1979, a milestone that marked the beginning of her illustrious legal career.

Prof. Omorogbe’s academic prowess has been the bedrock of her impact. A distinguished professor of energy law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, her expertise illuminates the complex landscape of energy and law. Her contributions extend globally, evidenced by her role as a Senior Editor for the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Social Impact Review.

Her leadership journey has been nothing short of exceptional. She has served as the Attorney General of Edo State (2017 – 2020), Chairperson of the Edo State Taskforce Against Human Trafficking (2017 – 2022), and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ibadan (2005 – 2009). Her influence radiates through various academic institutions, including her role as an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Petroleum Energy Economics and Law (CPEEL), University of Ibadan.

Prof. Omorogbe’s legacy extends beyond academia, as she has served as Secretary to the Corporation and Legal Adviser at NNPC (2009 – 2011). Her dedication to law and leadership is further demonstrated by her presidencies of the Nigerian Association for Energy Economics and the Nigerian Society of International Law.

Her academic journey is marked by a trail of contributions. From the University of Benin to the University of Lagos, and ultimately the University of Ibadan, where she held the esteemed title of full professor of law.

Her tenure at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (2013 – 2023) marked a glorious conclusion to her academic career, culminating in 40 years of dedicated service to education and law.

With a heart ever devoted to impact, Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, SAN, remains an exemplar of educational excellence, visionary leadership, and the power of making a meaningful difference. Her journey inspires generations to strive for knowledge, engage in law, and shape a brighter future.

 

MRS. TESSA OLUFUMILAYO OLASEWERE (NÉE OSIBOGUN)
Empowering Hearts, Nurturing Lives, Compassionate Leader

Mrs. Tessa Olufumilayo Olasewere Née Osibogun stands as an embodiment of compassionate care, transformative education, and dedicated leadership. Her journey traverses continents, leaving a trail of impact, service, and unwavering commitment to the well-being of others.

Born on December 20th, 1953, her educational voyage commenced at Maryhill Convent School, Iwo Road, Ibadan, followed by St. Theresa Primary School, Oke Ado, Ibadan, where her foundation in learning was meticulously nurtured.

Her remarkable journey led her to the esteemed halls of St. Louis Grammar School, Mokola, Ibadan (1968 – 1972), where she not only excelled academically but emerged as a beacon of leadership. Her tenure as a three-time class prefect and ultimate role as head girl in 1972 showcased her innate ability to inspire and lead.

Her impact extended beyond academics, as she played a pivotal role in producing the first school magazine under the guidance of revered mentors such as late Sister Brenda, late Sister Rita, and Mrs. Agha, her English teacher.

Further enriching her educational profile, she embarked on an international journey, attending Strayer College, School of Business in the USA. Her evolution took a profound turn as she transitioned from Marketing to Nursing, epitomizing her commitment to serving humanity.

The halls of Greenfield Community College witnessed her dedication to nursing, marking the beginning of her impactful career. Her professional journey was marked by a focus on geriatric care, fostering well-being among the elderly in various nursing homes and hospitals.

Her commitment and excellence in nursing were recognized through numerous accolades, with the notable “Nightingale of Our Time” award conferred upon her by the Governor of Massachusetts, a testament to her outstanding contributions to healthcare.

In 2018, Mrs. Olase were marked a triumphant transition from her nursing career, retiring on the very day of her birth, December 20th. Returning to her roots, she redirected her passion towards giving back to her community, nurturing her profound love for the elderly.

Currently, she is the proprietor of “Assurance Imperial Home for the Elderly” in Ibadan, an establishment dedicated to providing compassionate care and a nurturing environment for the elderly.

Mrs. Tessa Olufumilayo Olasewere Née Osibogun’s journey is a resounding testament to the transformative power of compassion, education, and unwavering dedication to the well-being of others. Her legacy radiates as a beacon of care, inspiring others to embrace service, nurture lives, and make a profound impact on the world around them.

 

MRS. KOLAWOLE, OLADUNNI ROSELINE (NEE ADIGUN) (J.P.)
Educator Extraordinaire, Visionary Entrepreneur, Community Leader

The journey of Mrs. Kolawole, Oladunni Roseline (J.P.) is a tapestry woven with the threads of education, leadership, and entrepreneurial prowess, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of society.

Born on June 22nd, 1960, her educational odyssey began at the illustrious St. Louis Grammar School, Mokola, Ibadan, setting the stage for her lifelong commitment to learning and growth.

Her pursuit of knowledge led her to attain a dual achievement, securing both a National Certificate in Education (N.C.E) in Home Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies/Education. These credentials not only exemplify her dedication but also laid the foundation for her transformative journey.

Her journey as an educator spanned 35 years, as she selflessly dedicated herself to shaping young minds within the Oyo State Government educational system. Her tireless efforts were rewarded as she ascended to the distinguished position of Secondary School Principal, a testament to her commitment to nurturing the next generation.

Her impact reverberated beyond the classroom walls as she harnessed her entrepreneurial spirit. Mrs. Kolawole’s vision took shape through TOLDAM Catering & General Services, an enterprise that bears the hallmark of her dedication to excellence in culinary arts and customer service.

Further diversifying her pursuits, she established M.D. Leshay Logistics, a testament to her strategic acumen and unwavering determination to make a mark in various domains.

Yet her journey is not limited to entrepreneurship. Mrs. Kolawole’s leadership extends into her community, reflected in her role as a Justice of the Peace (J.P.), an honor that underscores her role as a pillar of integrity and service.

Her legacy is one of resilience, dedication, and multifaceted impact. With an unwavering commitment to education, entrepreneurship, and community service, Mrs. Kolawole, Oladunni Roseline (J.P.), stands as an inspiring example of what can be achieved through a heart devoted to lifelong learning, leadership, and making a positive mark on the world.