The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
(FUNAAB) has produced another Registrar; this
time around for Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo,
Ondo State. He is Mr. Akinlabi, Peter Tale.
Until his appointment, he was the Secretary,
Post Graduate School, of the University.
With his appointment, the University has now
produced and “donated” six veteran and
seasoned top echelon of its vibrant and virile
Registry staff to other tertiary institutions as
They are: Mr. E. A. Lawale, Registrar, Bowen
University; Mr. E. O. Okoro, Registrar,
Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State; Mrs.
Oluwayemisi Gbadebo, Registrar, Bells
University, Ota, Ogun State; Dr. (Mrs.) L. O.
Onwuka, immediate past Registrar, Federal
University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun,
Delta State, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, Registrar,
Samuel Adegboyega University, Edo State and
the latest, Mr. P. T. Akinlabi, Registrar, Rufus
Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State.
News of the appointment of Mr. Akinlabi came
through a Public Service announcements, on
Ondo State Broadcasting Corporation (Radio and
Television Stations) and it rented the airwaves
for 48 hours, prompting many well wishers to
storm the mobile phone line of the appointee with
congratulatory messages.
FUNAAB Bulletin reliably gathered that the Vice-
Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole
was among the first set of well wishers to
congratulate Mr. Akinlabi, while several other
members of the University Community followed
It is expected that the Management will formally
felicitate with Mr. Akinlabi soon.
Born in Owo, Ondo State in 22nd February, 1957;
Mr. Akinlabi attended the famous Imade College,
Owo and St. John/Mary’s Teachers Training
College, also in Owo.
His academic foray witnessed a progression in
1984 when he graduated with 2nd Class Upper
Division, B.Sc (Hons.) Sociology, University of
Calabar and thereafter obtained a Master
Degree in Population Studies from University of
Ghana, Legon, Ghana in 1986.
He started his career in the civil service from his
home town, Owo where he rose from
Administrative Officer II/Assistant Student
Affairs Officer to Senior Administrative Assistant
to the Rector.
Coming to UNAAB now FUNAAB, the soft spoken
Mr. Akinlabi progressed from Senior Assistant
Registrar in 1997 to Deputy Registrar and
Secretary to the University Postgraduate
School, until his appointment.
A member of many professional bodies,
including Nigerian Institute of Management
(NIM), Institute of Personnel Management of
Nigeria (IPMN); Mr. Akinlabi is happily married
and blessed with children.