The Council of the University of Ibadan, at its meeting of Saturday, 14 November, 2015 approved the appointment of Mr. Michael Akinade Alatise as Bursar of the University with effect from Thursday, 18 November, 2015.
Mr. Alatise is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI).
The new Bursar is an old student of Renascent High School, Aremo, Ibadan, Oyo State and a multiple prize winner throughout his secondary school education.
He started his accounting education at The Polytechnic, Ibadan where he obtained both Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting with Upper Credit Division in 1987 and 1990 respectively. He won prizes in Advance Accounting and Taxation for best performance in his set, thus attesting to his brilliance.
He did his compulsory National Youth Service Corp at the Bursary Department of the University of Ilorin between October 1990 and October 1991.
Mr. Alatise passed the final stage of the qualifying examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in 1999, thus conferring on him the privilege of becoming an Associate member of ICAN.
In addition, he has a degree of Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ibadan in 2003. He was awarded the Chief M.K.O Abiola Postgraduate Prize and the Oba Ogunmokun Biladu 111 Memorial Prize as the Best MBA Student of his set.
Furthermore, Mr. Alatise has passion for academic excellence and in pursuance of this, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting (B.Sc) with Second Class Upper division in 2010 from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun
State and a Master of Science degree in Accounting (M.Sc) with a PhD grade in June, 2015 from Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State.
The new Bursar is a seasoned and accomplished accountant whose experience cuts across the banking industry, private sector, professional practice and professional training. He has attended and presented scholarly papers at numerous training sessions, workshops as well as being a prodigious contributor to learned journals and conference proceedings.
Born in December, 1963, he joined the services of the University of Ibadan in 2001 as a Senior Accountant in the College of Medicine of the University. Through the dint of hard work, he rose by merit to the position of Chief Accountant in 2007 and was appointed Deputy Bursar in 2010, a position he occupied until he was appointed as the Bursar of the University on 13 November, 2015.
An effective administrator and distinguished professional, in line with the watch word of the professional body that he belongs to, he has passion for the virtues of Transparency, Accuracy and Integrity. He is full of energy and a goal getter. His vision as Bursar of this premier University is to reform and reposition the Bursary Department to the one with a global status. Here is also, a man who effortlessly combines ideas with action.
A keen sportsman, Mr. Alatise loves playing table tennis. He hails from Ibadan, Oyo State.
A devoted Christian, he is a member of the Living Faith Church (aka Winners Chapel).
A wonderful family man, the new Bursar, is happily married to ‘Funmi and their union is blessed with children.