Dr. Saka Opobiyi, Provost, Kwara State College of Education, IlorinOpobiyi, Isiaka Saka (PhD), was born on 15th September, 1957 in Kano, the Capital City of Kano State, and Nigeria. He had his secondary Education at Ilorin Grammar School, between 1971 and 1976. As if the secondary qualification was not enough he proceeded to the Kwara State College of Technology, Ilorin between 1976 and 1978, and later to the University of Ilorin between 1979 and 1982. Dr. Opobiyi, I.S. earned general academic qualifications. These academic qualifications in childe First School Learning Certificate (FSLC) in 1976, Higher school certificate (Cambridge), in affiliation with Kwara State College of Technology in 1979, Chemistry (University of Ilorin) in 1982, post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), University of Ilorin in 1989, Med Science Education, University of Ilorin, 1997, certificate in e-learning in 2005, certificate in budget process and Administrative [procedure in tertiary Institutions in 2008, certificate in information and communication technology ICT in 2009 and PhD since Education University of Ilorin in 2009.

Dr. Opobiyi I.S. also obtained some professional qualifications and academic namely, member, Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) Kwara State Chapter, Member Science Teacher Association of Nigeria (STAN), Kwara State Chapter, Adviser, since students Association of Nigeria (TRC) Kwara State member, Teacher Registration Council of Nigeria (TRC) Kwara State Nominees of Nigeria Selfless service could Award "our Majesty Global Publication" Nominee of Institute of Human and Nation-Resources for the Award of "Pillar of National-Building for Kwara State" As follow of Human and National resource held on the 8th May, 2009 at Stella Obasanjo Multipurpose Centre, Ilorin, Kwara State and Nominee of "Development in Nigeria Merit Award" (AINMA) at Lade Hall, Abuja Sheraton Hotel and towers, Abuja on 24th July, 2010.

Dr. Opobiyi, I.S. has so many publications to his credit, which include fourteen (14) journal publications Local and International and two published text books one co-authored the other one chapter contribution.

Dr. Opobiyi held many appointments since 1982 to date. These include the compassing National Youth Service at Amoye Grammar School, Ilecere Ekiti, Ekiti State between 1982 and 1983, Kwara State Education Management Board in 1983, Kwara State College of Education Ilorin, from 1992 to date. He is presently the Sixth Substantive Provost of the College Dr. Opobiyi in happily married with a child.


i. Department Examination Officer (Chemistry) 1992-1994

ii. Secretary Academic Staff Union (ASU) 1995

iii. Secretary, School of Science ` 1996

iv. Chemistry Lecturer (NCE Regular) 1992-to Date

v. Chemistry Lecture (Sandwich Degree Programme) 1992-to Date

vi. Head, Department of Chemistry 1998

vii. Coordinator (Chemistry, Sandwich Degree Programme) 2004

viii. Assistant Coordinator (Science, IJMB) 2004

ix. House Master (Sekoni Hall) 2004-2005

x. Deputy Director (IJMB) 2006

xi. Member, Research and Publications 2007

xii. Director (IJMB) 2006

xiii. Member, Budget Committee 2007

xiv. Member, Academic Board 1996-Date

xv. Member, Special Committee of Academic Board 1996-Date

xvi. Member, Committee of Deans and Directors 2005-Dtae

xvii. Member, College of Education reform Comm. 2008-Date

xviii. Chairman, SBRS Management Comm. 2008-Date

xix. Dean, School of Basic and Rem. Studies 2006-Date

xx. Teaching Practices Supervisor Director CITC 2012 to –Date

xxi. Teaching Practices Monitoring Officer Ag. Dean ECCE 2012to Date

xxii. Member Central Promotion Committee 2008-Dtate