Vice Chancellor

Prof. M. O. Ajisafe is the Vice-Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, Ph.D. Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.

Prof. M. Oluwafemi Ajisafe is a Professor of Sports Science at the College of Sciences at Afe Babalola University, Ado - Ekiti. He is a curriculum expert in Sports Science and a member of several accredited bodies and Professional Associations in Sports Science all over the world. His Bachelors , Masters and Doctorate degrees in Sports Science are from the United States of America.

His credentials and experience placed Nigeria in the Hall of fame in Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games when he was Chef De Mission to the Nigerian contingent.

He has to his credit 13 published books, 78 published articles in learned journals and 33 published conference papers also in internationally acclaimed journals.

He is a member of the Donald D Anthony Achievement Hall of fame, an honour given him by his Alma Mata, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio U.S.A. in 1993.

He is first in many things including:

  • First Nigerian Professor of Physical Education (Sports Science).
  • First Director of the National Institute for Sports, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Founder and First Head of the Physical & Health Education Dept in the University of Benin, Nigeria
  • First African/Nigerian to get a Doctorate Degree in Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. USA
  • First African/Nigerian Consultant (for 12 years) to the Youth General Authority of the State of Qatar
  • First Nigerian Chef De Mission to succeed in bringing home four Medals at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona
  • First UNIBEN Chairman Sports Committee to host NUGA Games in 1980
  • First Nigeria/African to be inducted into the Achievement Hall of Fame of the Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, USA, 1993
  • First Nigerian to be mandated to prepare the Curriculum for the West African School Certificate Physical Education Programme
  • First African Director for the International Council of Sports Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)
  • First African Adviser to the International Council on National Youth Policy (ICNYP)
  • First Nigerian Expert in Physical Education Curriculum Studies
  • First Provost, College of Sciences, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
  • First Deputy Vice Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
  • First Director of Sports, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
  • First Consultant General on Sports Development to the then 104 Universities in Nigeria. Appointed by the NUCs University Sports League
  • Presently the Vice Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti

He has travelled far and wide to all the Continents in the World.


ABUAD Email: vc[at]

Alternative Email Address: mike_ajii[at]

Mobile Number: +234 - 805 - 050 - 6152, +234 - 802 - 421 - 3030

Research and Consultancy Interest: Curriculum Development in Sports Science, Fitness for Life.

Teaching focus: Fitness for Life.