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Dr. J.E.T. Babatola JP, Ph.D was born over five decades ago at Ibadan and hails from Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. He is a communicant and member of Anglican Communion (Church of Nigeria) at All Saint’s Anglican Church (Opopogbooro Archdeaconry), Ado-Ekiti. He attended Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti (Anglican Premier High School in Ekiti), Ondo State University, University of Ibadan and Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in History, Master of Science degree in Political Science (with specialization in Public Administration) and Doctor of Philosophy degree in History and International Studies.
He has 31 year post qualification working experience and served as a Research & Documentation Officer (NYSC) of Oyo State Council for Arts & Culture, Mokola, Ibadan; Corporate Service Manager of Unique Business Services Ltd, Ebute Metta, Lagos; Treasury Officer/Assistant Manager (Debt Factoring) of Treasury & Finance Company Ltd, Ikeja, Lagos; an Editor of Spectrum Books Ltd, Ibadan; Publishing Research Documentary Officer of Evans Brothers Nigeria Publishing Company Ltd, Jericho, Ibadan, Personal Assistant to President of Word Communication Ministries, Onireke, Ibadan; Personal Assistant to the National Overseer of New Covenant Church, Ijokodo, Ibadan; Senior Administrative Officer of Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs (DNCR) and an Administrative Officer of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti where he rose to the rank of Deputy Registrar. He was appointed as the Registrar of National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Ondo and later became the Registrar and Secretary to the Council of Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe, Bayelsa State. He joined Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo as the Registrar and Secretary to Council on 1st June, 2021. He served at different times as a Commissioner in Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board, a Member of Government Visitation Panel and University Governing Council at Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti where he was a Master of Ceremonies, Event Facilitator and a University Orator. He is a member of different professional bodies, occupational/learned societies and a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Administration; Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants; Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria; Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered); Certificated Member, Association of Nigeria University Professional Administrators; Member (International), Association of University Administrators (UK); Associate, African Network for the Internationalization of Education and Associate, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management.
Dr. Babatola is a published Author, academic researcher and Google Scholar with web presence via:https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5fH9EmsAAAAJ&hl=en; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jadesola-Babatola, and https://eksu.academia.edu/JadesolaBabatolaPhD. He has traveled widely and visited the United States of America, United Kingdom, some Northern, Southern and West African Countries and the Middle East including Qatar, United Arab Emirate, Turkey, Palestine and Israel where he was honoured as a Tourism Goodwill Ambassador and Jerusalem Pilgrim (JP) in 2007. He is happily married to an educator, administrator and legal scholar – Mrs. M.J. Babatola with grown up children.