LAUTECH’s Professor Ayeni Dies At 64

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso yesterday lost a rare gem as Professor R.O. Ayeni died following a brief illness at the age of 64.

Born on June 9, 1948 at Owode-Ketu, Ogun State, Prof Ayeni attended the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in 1973 in Mathematics, and the Cornwell University, United States for a doctoral programme.

He was the former President, Mathematical Association of Nigeria. Professor Ayeni, who was Pioneer Dean, Students Affairs LAUTECH, Chairman, Committee of Deans and Provosts, also chaired the panel set up by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to provide curriculum on Mathematics for primary and secondary schools, which was later transformed into syllabus presently being used by both WAEC and NECO.

Students and Staff of LAUTECH has been posting messages on social media on how sorely missed the late professor would be.

May his soul rest in peace.


  1. he never ventured into politics as all these political professor normally do…he was a kind man that always see to the affairs of students…very humble and live a humble life…there is no gain saying the entire academic environment will miss you…good bye a gr8 father of mathematics…RIP

  2. Indeed I will forever miss him!!!I can’t forget my encounter wiv him at the panel where he gave me 1yr susp instead of rustication…..we will always miss him….

  3. LOST!, this is what a real definition of lost is….adieu merciful pop, R.I.P papa. Im 101% sure u made it 2 heaven cause i knew who u are. Gooodbye goodman.

  4. Infact, it is a great loss to the yewas. But what is really happening, recently yewa lost a professor,Dr.Olu owolabi from Igbogila in ogun state another is gone already,prof.Ayeni from Owode-ketu also in ogun state. May their Gentle soul rest in peace.

  5. What a great lost to we student of ogun state,expecially we from yewa coz our dady is gone without me having means to meet him one on one this time that i need him most, we miss u sir,(RIP).

  6. Adieu to d great prof,we present 100level student were not able to meet u one on one but we heard abt how great u have deposited in humanity,A great man is gone,a pillar from our yewa is gone,a mentor of many is gone, a mentor in the math field is gone; we miss u prof when i need u more RIP .


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