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Associate Director & Advisor

Professor Sidi Osho
Associate Director/Advisor

The Vice-Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti and a descendant of Ijebu Odonselu, Ogun State, Nigeria, was born to Alhaji and Alhaja A. A. Andu. She attended All Saints Church School, Ibadan between 1962 and 1971 for her primary education before proceeding to St. Teresa’s College, Ibadan for her secondary school education (1971-1976).

 

In April 1977, she proceeded to Delta College, University Center, the United States of America for an Associate Degree in Agriculture. Professor Sidi Osho obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Food Science from Michigan State University, College of Agriculture, the USA in June 1980.

 

She proceeded to Ohio State University, College of Agriculture, the USA in December 1981 where she was awarded M.Sc Degree in Food Processing and Technology in September 1982. In January 1993, she obtained a PhD in Food Processing and Technology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

 

Professor Sidi Osho until her appointment as the Vice-Chancellor of Afe Babalola University has over twenty-five years of experience in teaching, research, food processing and development. She is an award-winning, action-oriented and energetic academic with strong leadership qualities to manage and co-ordinate multi-disciplinary projects.

 

She is creative in Agriculture, Food and process development with the ability to communicate with various multicultural backgrounds. She is an author of several publications in agriculture, food processing, utilization, fortification, nutrition and related fields like tourism and hospitality management. She has demonstrated strong interpersonal skills successfully in both national and international assignments.

 

She has worked with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan and at the College of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Management and Rural Development, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State. She is the current World Vice Chairman of the International Soybean Processing and Utilization in China.

 

Prof Sidi Osho developed several processing equipments for crops and conducted National and International training all over the world and collaborates with many scientists in Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Togo, Republic of Benin, Senegal, Madagascar in the area of Agriculture, Food Science, Food Systems, and recently Tourism and Hospitality Management.

 

She is a member of about 17 professional societies that include both National and International societies. She has attended over 100 conferences all over the world presenting conference papers in post-harvest, food processing, nutrition, agriculture, Hospitality &Tourism and Higher Education.

 

She has over 160 publications, some of which are published in learned journal proceedings, monographs, books chapters, training manual etc.

 

Professor Osho is an Associate Director of Capital 3 Limited, a Consultant to the company on Agriculture, Food and process development. She is the Executive Ambassador to Student Enterprise Nigeria, an initiative of Capital 3 Limited and currently serves as the Commissioner for Education in Ogun State.

 

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