Professor Abdur Rasheed Kola Ojikutu

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Professor Rasheed Kola Ojikutu was born into the popular Ojikutu family of Lagos Island over 60 years ago. He attended St Joseph’s Primary Elegbata, Lagos for his Primary Education, Gaskiya College, Cardoso for his Secondary education. and the University of Madras and Lagos State University for his tertiary education,

A statistician by profession, Professor Ojikutu holds a first class Bachelor’s degree in Statistics and a Master of Science degree in the same subject with a Grade Point Average of 4.98. He holds a Ph.D degree specialising in Mortality Analysis, He joined the services of the University of Lagos in 1983 and rose through the ranks to become the First Professor to be appointed in the Department of Actuarial Science and Insurance at the University of Lagos.

A Professionally accredited Statistician of the American Statistical Association in America and a professionally qualified Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (England), Professor Ojikutu was elected as a member of the International Statistical Institute, The Netherlands in 2003. In furtherance of his chosen career, Professor Ojikutu, was appointed by the Science Council of England as a Chartered Scientist. Amongst his numerous professional achievements, Professor Ojikutu is a: Fellow of the Institute of Operations Research of Nigeria. Fellow, Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers of Nigeria. Member, The Statistics and Probability African Society, Member, International Union for Scientific Study of Population, France. Member, International Society for Statistical Sciences, Pakistan. Member, International Association for Statistical Education. Member International Association for Statistical Computing.

Fellow of the Institute of Operations Research of Nigeria. Fellow, Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers of Nigeria. Member, The Statistics and Probability African Society, Member, International Union for Scientific Study of Population, France. Member, International Society for Statistical Sciences, Pakistan. Member, International Association for Statistical Education. Member International Association for Statistical Computing.

Professor Ojikutu is the incumbent Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Lagos and a member of Senate of that University. He was at various times The Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Lagos, Coordinator of the MBA Programme, University of Lagos, Member of the Business Committee of the Senate of the University of Lagos, Member of the Board of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos, Member, Board member, Distance Learning Institute, University of Lagos amongst other position held at various times in his career at the University.

An accomplished researcher, Professor Ojikutu has several local and international academic papers, and text-books to his credit. He is an accomplished public commentator in Nigeria with his several publications in the Guardian, Punch and Vanguard Newspapers.