His name is Emmanuel Babatunde Omobowale. He is a Professor of Literature and Medicine in the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan. Appointed as the seventh substantive Director of the University of Ibadan's Distance Learning Centre
by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, FAS, on February 11, 2020, Prof Omobowale has assured that he would do his best creditably in the discharge of his duties. His formal assumption of duty on 17 February 2020 came as an epoch-making
event, for profound reasons. The Vice-Chancellor deemed it fit to appoint the Director together with Professor Omobola Adelore, who is now the new Deputy Director (Administration). Prof Adelore is a foremost literacy expert and innovative entrepreneur
whose work is the epitome on girls’ students’ creative development. Dr. Olufade Falade Williams Onifade – an Associate Professor and an achiever in fuzzy web intelligence, computer visions, data, and information quality with certification in content
development and delivery – was appointed as Deputy Director (Academics) ahead in November 2019.