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Varsity appoints Olukoya professor of biotechnology

By Chris Irekamba
09 December 2022   |   4:42 am
General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Worldwide, Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, has been appointed Professor of Biotechnology by Mountain Top University. Olukoya, who is also Chancellor of the institution, was appointed based on positive consideration by relevant review committees and the council of the university, following assessment of his publications by some…

General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Worldwide, Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, has been appointed Professor of Biotechnology by Mountain Top University.

Olukoya, who is also Chancellor of the institution, was appointed based on positive consideration by relevant review committees and the council of the university, following assessment of his publications by some of the world’s best scholars in Biotechnology, each of whom found him to be eminently qualified.

A statement from the church underscored the appointment as an honour well deserved by the man of God who is described as an epitome of all-round excellence.
 
Olukoya bagged a first-class honours degree in Microbiology from the University of Lagos in 1980 and obtained his doctoral degree (Ph.D) at record time in Molecular Genetics, from the prestigious University of Reading in the United Kingdom in 1984.

Thereafter, he taught Genetics at the University of Lagos and was an external examiner to a number of universities, in and outside Nigeria.

As a distinguished researcher and exceptional Geneticist at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, between 1984 and 1998, Olukoya produced more than 70 scientific publications in the best local and international journals in the area of Microbiology and Biotechnology.

He has also been cited more than a thousand times by scholars across the world. Not only has the new professor of Biotechnology cut a niche for himself among eminent scholars in Microbiology and Biotechnology across the world, Olukoya had equally supervised many postgraduate students and continues to serve as a mentor and motivator to many Nigerian Microbiologists and Biotechnologists, many of whom are professors in Nigerian universities and abroad.