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Mr. Akeem Adesina Odekanmi was born on the 20th of July 1965. He commenced his western education at the Ibadan Municipal Government Primary School, Beyerunka, Ibadan, between 1972 and 1978 and his secondary school education at the Adventist Grammar School, Ede, Osun State, from 1979 to 1984. He proceeded to the School of Medical Laboratory Science, University College Hospital, Ibadan, where he bagged his Associateship of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (Medical Bacteriology Option) from 1986 to 1990. He was awarded the Fellowship of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (Medical Virology) in 1996. In his quest to gain higher knowledge in Biomedical Science he earned a Post-Graduate Diploma (Microbiology) at the Lagos State University, Oojo, Lagos State, in the year 2002. He equally bagged Master of Science (Medical Microbiology) at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State in 2006 and Master of Business Administration (Human Resources Option) at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Oyo State with effect from2013. He decided to further his education which leads to pursue ofBachelor of Medical Laboratory Science. He is currently in pursuit of a Ph.D. (Medical Microbiology).

Mr. A.A. Odekanmi was appointed Medical Laboratory Technology Grade II at the Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology with effect from 1st December 1993. He rose through the ranks to the position of Deputy Director on the 1st of January 2016. Subsequently, he was appointed Acting Director/Head, Medical Laboratory Science with effect from 22nd of March 2023, the position he occupies till date.

He is versatile, hardworking, and prudent Medical Laboratory Scientist, a Fellow Member of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria.


Mr. Akeem Odekanmi

Acting Director / Head, Medical Laboratory Scientist
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