The Executive Governor of State of Osun and the visitor to Osun State College of Education, Ilesa has approved the appointment of Professor Labayo Kolawole Kazeem on the 9th Substantive Provost of the College with effect from Monday, 20th November 2017.

Professor Kazeem, a Professor of Adult and Development Education, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.

Professor L. K. Kazeem was born into the Family of Alhaji and Alhaja Kazeem at Egbeidi, Ilesa, Osun State. He started his inspiring academic achievement at Ansarul-Islam, Oke Imale, Ilorin between (1968-1971), proceeded to Ijebu Jesa Grammar School, Ijebu Jesa between (1972-1976) for his Secondary education.

To become a trained teacher, the young Kazeem attended Divisional Teachers, College Ijebu Jesa (1978-1979).

Discovering his instable voracity for knowledge, he proceeded to University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) between the years of 1980 - 1984. To crown it all, the Provost bagged his M.ed and Ph.d degree at University of Ibadan in 1986 and 1991 respectively.

Professor Kazeem has served the University of Benin in various administrative capacities, he was Chief Coordinator, Teaching Practice Committee; Ag. Head, Dept. of Adult and Non-formal Education; Member, Post Graduate Committee; Chief Coordinator, Teaching Practice Committee;

Director, Sandwich Programme; Editor, Faculty Journal. Until his appointment as the Provost of the College, he was a member of the University Senate.

The Provost is happily married with children.