LAWAL Suraj Abayomi, the new Acting Registrar

LAWAL Suraj Abayomi, the new Acting Registrar of the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin was born on 3rd February 1965. 

He hails from Offa in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State. Lawal attended L.E.A Primary School, Bode Saadu in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State from 1969 to 1975 and Offa Grammar School, Offa between 1975 and 1980.

He proceeded to Kabba Teachers'  College, Kabba for a year Pivotal course from 1981 to 1982 for the Teachers'Grade Two certificate.

From 1984, he was in the University of Ilorin where he studied History and bagged a Bachelor's of Arts degree in History in 1988. Between 1989 and 1991, he was back into the same University for his Master of Arts in History.

As a trained teacher, he taught briefly at Community Secondary School, Ejidongari and Community Secondary School, Etan-Ekiti in Moro and Ekiti Local Government Areas of the state from 1982 to 1983 and 1989 to 1991 respectively.

He worked in the publishing industry between 1991 and 2004 where he started as a sales representative and rose to the rank of Zonal Manager. 

S.A. Lawal joined the service of Kwara State College of Education Ilorin in 2005 as a Senior Assistant Registrar in the Provost office. He later served as Administrative Secretary in the Student Affairs Unit from December 2005 to September 2006, Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) Centre, September 2006 to November 2007, Administrative Secretary and Desk Officer of the College's Consultancy services between November 2007 to June 2010.

He was the Head of the Pension and Statistics Unit from June 2010 to September 2012 from where he was posted to the Continuing Education Center now the Directorate of Undergraduate Studies as the Administrative Secretary from September 2012 to June 2016.

While serving in the various Units and departments, he earned his promotions based on hard work and satisfactory recommendations by his Heads of Departments. Consequently, by 2014 he became a Deputy Registrar. In June 2016, he was appointed the Deputy Registrar in charge of Pension and Statistics. He became a Senior Deputy Registrar in 2017 and in May 2018, he was appointed as the Head of the College Protocol Unit and Senior Deputy Registrar in the Provost office and later, in addition to his portfolios, in charge of Management and Council Matters; the position he held until he was appointed the Acting Registrar of the College in June this year.

Mr Lawal, who also holds a Diploma in Publishing, is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and a Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of  Public Diplomacy and Management (CIPDM).

Mr Lawal Suraj Abayomi, who enjoys playing tennis, travelling, reading and making friends, is happily married and, to the glory of God, the marriage is blessed with children.