Nigeria

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Prof. Dr. Bolanle Aishat Akinwande

Bolanle Aishat Akinwande is a Professor of Food Science at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso and she teaches and supervises students from first degree to PhD level. She obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD Degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University in 1994, University of Ibadan in 1996 and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in 2006, respectively. She has a Diploma in Agribusiness and Post-Harvest Management from Galilee International Management Institute, Nahalal, Israel in 2012. She also has a certificate in Internal Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions from the Centre for Higher Education Development and Quality Enhancement (CHEDQE) of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany in 2016.

On behalf of LAUTECH, she won the competitive applications for Training on Internal Quality Assurance in Anglophone West Africa for 2014-2016, meant for 30 institutions. The training was part of the DIES programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies). Her pragmatic effort during the training led to the developed the blueprint for the establishment and implementation of Internal Quality Assurance for her University. Bolanle She was thereafter appointed as the pioneer Director of the University Quality Assurance Unit of the Institution where she works from 2015-2019. As an alumna of DIES, she became a member of interim executive of West Africa Anglophone Quality Assurance Network (WAAQAN).

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