Engr. Dr. (Mrs.) Olanike Olufunke Akinkurolere, FNSE, MESN, R.Eng, is the Rector of the Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, a fast-growing Polytechnic in Ogun State, Nigeria.

She holds a Doctorate degree in Civil Engineering from the prestigious University of Technology, Wuhan, Peoples Republic of China, after her Masters and Bachelor Degree in the same discipline, Civil Engineering, from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State and Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, both in Nigeria, respectively.

For her first degree, she graduated with the highest CGPA in the Civil Engineering Department in 1997, and has remained an educationist par excellence, never relenting in the pursuit of academic excellence and sustainability of Technology in Nigeria’s Educational sector.

She is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the Ekiti State University where she began her professional and lecturing career. She has more than forty (40) publications and technical reports in local and international journals to her credit.

As a Structural Engineer in the University system, she has acted as Head of Civil Engineering and Computer Engineering Departments, and as Chairperson/Member of various Committees and important programmes within the system.

Engr. Dr. (Mrs.) Olanike Olufunke Akinkurolere, FNSE has shown exemplary leadership since assuming duty at the Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, in 2014 as the very first female, and second substantive Rector of the Institute.

Currently, she is the South West Coordinator of the Council of Heads of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology.

She has won many awards and a member of many professional bodies including:

  1. Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers
  2. Council of Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
  3. Nigerian Environmental Society
  4. Organisation for Women in Science for Developing World
  5. National Association of Women Academics