Dr. Tajudeen Adewale Odetayo was born on 22nd June, 2022 at Ode-Omu in Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State. He joined the services of the Institution on 1st March, 1993 as a Lecturer II and rose to the position of a Senior Principal Lecturer on 1st October, 2004.
Dr. Odetayo attended the famous Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) Ago-Iwoye and bagged a B.Sc. (Hons) in Accounting in 1987.
In 1997, he bagged a Master of Business Administration. He had a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science and Engineering in 2003 from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife before obtaining a Master of Education (Educational Planning and Policy) from the University of Ibadan. In 2015, Dr. T. A. Odetayo had a Ph.D in Management Science from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso and also the same year (2015) he bagged another Ph.D in Education from the Premier University, the University of Ibadan.
Dr. Odetayo is a highly valued member of the academic with very profound understanding of Polytechnic administration spanning nearly three decades. As an administrator, he has served Osun State Polytechnic, Iree in various capacities.
He was at various times, Assistant Director, Continuing Education Programme; Head, Department of Accountancy; Pre-ND Coordinator (school of Science & Management); Member, Appointments and Promotions Committee; Member, Board of Studies; Director, Directorate of Examinations; Director, Academic Planning; Director, Directorate of All Part-Time Studies; Deputy Rector and Presently the Ag. Rector.
He has served the Polytechnic as a member and chairman of various committees of the Institution such as Authentication of West African School Certificate Examination Results Committee; Facts Finding Committee on Students Crisis; Investigation Panel on the Loss of Science Technology Equipment; Ad-Hoc Committee on the Screening of Students’ Credentials. Institutional Course Allocation Committee; Chairman, Panel on Allegation of Misappropriation of Fund levelled against the Student Union Government; Chairman-Committee on Proposal by Osun State Polytechnic, Iree on Educational Programme to Director of International Development, Office of Economic Development, Welmington, USA. Member-Committee to Investigate the Unruly behavior of Students’ Union Leaders which led to the Closure of Institution; Chairman, Committee to Unravel the Causes of Students’ Protest/Destruction of Public Properties; Chairman, Students Disciplinary Committee; Chairman, Admissions Committee.
He has also served local and international Communities in various capacities such as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assisted Programme in Osun State, Nigeria, as Finance Officer; Local Government Returning Officer for Independent Electoral Commission (INEC). Vice-Chairman-Osogbo Local Government Housing Scheme Landlord Association; Chairman Muslim Community, Osogbo Local Government Housing Scheme, Osogbo; Chairman-Muslim Community Osun State Polytechnic, Iree
Dr. Odetayo is an associate and fellow member of several professional associations such as The Chartered Institute of Accountant of Nigeria; Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria; Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He has also served in various Committees of The Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) in various capacities such as Secretary, Committee on Education, Research and Publications, Ilesa District Branch; Chairman, Committee on Annual Dinner and Price Award Winner, Ilesa District Branch, Osogbo Zonal Coordinator ICAN District Society, Ilesa; Chairman ICAN Revision Programme for ICAN Students, Ilesa District.
Dr. Odetayo has attended many conferences and workshops both local and international. He has published 23 Journal Articles, 6 Textbooks and 12 Conference Papers.
Dr. Tajudeen Adewale Odetayo is happily married and he is blessed with promising children.