The Deputy Vice Chancellor

AKASHORO, Ganiyu Olalekan, Ph.D, is a Professor of Mass Communication (2019), former HOD,  Department of Mass Communication, former Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies, and current Deputy Vice Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria. He obtained his B.Sc (1987), M.Sc (1998), and Ph.D (2013) degrees in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos.

His post graduation professional experience, after youth service (at NTA Ilorin, 1987-1988), spanning 12 years, covers the broad spectrum of marketing communication, particularly in the persuasive fields of public relations and advertising. He started his academic career, which spans 19 years till date, as a pioneer academic staff (Assistant Lecturer) at the Adebola Adegunwa School of Communication, Lagos State University, in 2001. He rose through the ranks, with the requisite experience in teaching, research, community service as well as journal article and book publications (local, national and international), to the position of Senior Lecturer in 2014.  He left the Lagos State University in November 2014 for Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin where he rose to the position of a Professor of Mass Communication in December 2019. He has close to 50 publications to his credit. His Ph.D thesis titled Agenda Setting Theory and the Influence of Celebrity Endorsement on Brand Attitude of Middle Class Consumers in Lagos, Nigeria, has been published online by the UNILAG Research Repository, a unit of the University of Lagos Library.

Professor Akashoro has served the academic community in various spheres including serving as undergraduate and post graduate external examiner (up to the doctoral level) to many universities such as University of Ilorin, Kwara State University, Pan African University, among others.  As a member of the academia, he has been active at many research output and training platforms such as conferences, seminars, workshops, symposia etc in terms of attendance, paper presentations, participation at interactive and chairing of syndicate sessions. His membership of academic and professional associations includes Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN), African Council for Communication Education (ACCE), Associate Member, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Management. He is married with children.

Akashoro, Ganiyu, Olalekan (Ph.D)

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