Professor Olumide Owolabi


OWOLABI, Olumide

Nationality: Nigerian

Marital Status: Married


Current Post: Director, Computer Centre/Professor ,University of Abuja.


  1. Higher Educational Institutions Attended with Dates
  2. University of Lagos, Nigeria 1976 to 1980
  3. University of Ife, Nigeria. 1983 to 1985
  4. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK 1985 to 1988

Academic Qualifications with Dates

  1. B.Sc. 1st Class (Computer Science) 1980
  2. M.Sc. (Computer Science) 1985
  3. Ph.D. (Computer Science) 1989


2018, January to Date: Head of Computer Science Department, University of Abuja.

2010 to Date: Professor of Computer Science, University of Abuja.

2007 to 2010: Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Abuja.

2006 to Date: Director, Computer Centre, University of Abuja. Responsibilities of the post include:

  • Advising the Vice-Chancellor and University Management on all matters relating to ICT.

  • Developing and maintaining ICT infrastructure and services for the University community.

  • Teaching and supervision of undergraduate and post graduate students.

1994 to 2006: Senior Lecturer, Department of Maths/Statics/Computer Science, University of Port Harcourt.

Responsibilities of the post included:

  • Teaching and supervision of undergraduate and post graduate students.

  • Acting as advisor to the Departmental student association.

  • Conducting research.

  • Departmental and faculty administration: day-to-day running of the Department and assisting the Dean of the Faculty of Science in the administration of the Faculty.

1989 to 1994: Lecturer 1, Department of Maths/Statistics/Computer Science, University of Port Harcourt.

Responsibilities of the post included:

  • Teaching and supervision of undergraduate students.

  • Conducting research.

  • Carrying out Community service within and outside the University.

1981 to 1989: Assistant Lecturer, University of Port Harcourt.

Responsibilities of the post included:

  • Assisting with tutorials, laboratory sessions and grading.

  • Assisting in running the Computer Centre.

  • Studying for higher degrees.


  1. Nigeria Computer Society (NCS)
  2. Computer Professionals (Registration Council) of Nigeria (CPN)
  3. Free Software and Open Source Foundation of Africa (FOSSFA)


  1. Member, Senate, University of Abuja, 2006 to Date
  2. Member, University Publications Committee, 2007 to Date.
  3. Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, 2002 to 2004.
  4. Ag. Director, University Computing Services Centre. 1998 to 2002.
  5. Hall Warden. 1996 to 1999.
  6. Member of University Senate. 1995 to 2002.
  7. Ag. Head of Department. 1995 to 1997.
  8. Assistant Hall Warden. 1994 to 1996.
  9. Member of several University, Faculty and Departmental Committees.
  10. B.Sc. (Computer Science) External Examiner (University of Uyo, 2001-2004; Imo State University, Owerri, 2002-2005; Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, 2004-2005).
  11. Member, Senate of the University of Abuja, 2006 to Date;
  12. Member, Research and Publications Committee, University of Abuja, 2007 to Date.
  13. Member, LOC, 1st Int. Scientific Conference, Abuja, 2008.


  1. STEPB Grant USD 250,000 to ICT group for upgrading of Internet facilities at the University of Abuja.
  2. Federal Government Postgraduate Scholarship, 1985 to 198.
  3. University of Ife Postgraduate Scholarship, 1984/85
  4. Western State Government Secondary School Scholarship, 1973 to 1976.


  1. Associate Editor, Scientia Africana, Journal of the Faculty of Science, University of Port Harcourt, 2002-2006.
  2. Associate Editor, Journal of Mathematical Science, a Journal of the Mathematical Science Forum.
  3. Reviewer, AMSE Journal, Series D.
  4. Member, Local Organizing Committee, 8th International Conference of the Nigeria Computer Society, 14th to 17th June, 2005.
  5. Editorial Board Member, IPS Technical Transactions on Software Engineering, 2006 to Date.
  6. Council Member, CPN, 2006 to 2007.
  7. Advisory Committee Member, Nigerian Universities Computer Programming Contest (NUCPU), 2007 to Date.
  8. Member, NITDA National IT Policy Drafting Committee, 2007-2008.
  9. Consultant, NUC Database Project, 2008.
  10. Member, Local Organizing Committee, Python Africa Tour, Nigeria, June 14th to 18th, 2010, Abuja
  11. Member, Local Organizing Committee, eNigeria Conference, November 21-23, 2012, Abuja.
  12. Member, Local Organizing Committee, eNigeria CERT Workshop, November 22nd, 2012, Abuja.
  13. Others:


I have at various times been involved in the organization and conduct of training courses for various cadres of staff from corporate organizations as well as for members of the University staff and the public. These include programs such as the Microsoft Office suite, Programming Languages and others.

Staff Information
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Postal Address: Computer Centre, University of Abuja, PMB 117, Abuja, NIGERIA.
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