Professor Isaac O. ONIGBINDE

Professor Isaac O. ONIGBINDE

Director of Academic Planning

The Director of Academic Planning, McPherson University, Professor Isaac Oladepo Onigbinde was born on 24th December, 1976. He had his elementary education at Masifa Baptist Basic School, Ogbomoso (1982–1988) and Soun High School, Ogbomoso (1989–1994). He proceeded to Ifelodun Comprehensive Grammar School, Ilajue, where he obtained a Senior School Certificate and emerged as the best WAEC Student of his class in 1995/96 Session. He thereafter attended Federal Cooperative College, Kaduna and the Nigeria’s premier University of Ibadan (UI) where he obtained an Ordinary National Diploma in Co-operative Economics & Management (Upper Credit) and Advanced Diploma in Business Administration (Upper Credit) in 1997 and 1999 respectively.

The astute Professor of Marketing and Business Strategy further attended the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) where he obtained a B.Sc. Social Science [Hons] in Psychology and a PGD in Business Administration in 2003 and 2005 respectively. He completed the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in Katsina State in 2004 with a distinguished NYSC Merit Award. His quest for graduate studies propelled him to undertake postgraduate studies at the University of Lagos (2006–2008) and Babcock University (2010–2013) where he obtained M.Sc. degree in Business Administration; specialized in Marketing and Ph.D. degree in Business Administration; specialized in Marketing & Strategic Management respectively. He had a stint of training at Regenesys Business School, Mumbai, India (2019-2020), resulting into a Certificate in Advanced Digital Marketing. He was on Research Commercialization and Accelerated Programme (RECAP) Fellowship at African University of Science and Technology (AUST).

Professor Onigbinde has served (and is still serving) McPherson University in the following capacities: Examination Officer, College of Social & Management Sciences [COSMAS] (2012–2014); Member, University Ceremonies’ Committee (2012–2014); Sub-Dean, Student Affairs’ Division (2014–2015); Coordinator, Entrepreneurial Studies Unit (2015–2017); Ag Head, Department of Business Administration (2017–2019); Chairman, Conference and Research Committee – COSMAS (2017–2019); Member, Ad Hoc Committee on University Development Plan (2018–2019); Dean, Student Affairs’ Division (2019–2022); Chairman, Committee on Student Enrolment (2019–2022); Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee on Merit and Demerit Policy for Student Conduct (2019–2020); Member, University Security Committee (2021–2022); Member, Postgraduate College Board (2021–2022); Member, University Committee on the Vice-Chancellor’s Handing Over Notes (April–July 2022); Director, Directorate of Academic Planning (2022–Till date); Member, Academic Planning and Curriculum Development Committee (2022–Till date); Chairman, Central Accreditation Committee (2022–Till date); Member, University Quality Assurance Committee (2022–Till date); Member, University Appointments & Promotions Committee (2019–2022); and Member representing the Senate in McPherson University Governing Council (2023 – Till date) among others.

The Directorate of Academic Planning is an integral part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office and is headed by a Director. The Director of Academic Planning (DAP) reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor to whom he/she is directly responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Directorate. The DAP is being assisted by a Deputy Director.

In addition to the Director and Deputy Director, other staff members of the Directorate are Academic Planning Officer (Statistician), Administrative Officer, Secretary, Clerical Staff and Administrative Assistant. The Directorate also makes use of assigned staff like Youth Corp Members and Students with digital orientations on Internship Training.

  • Advising and assisting the Vice-Chancellor on matters relating to the academic thrusts of the University such as staffing and academic development programmes.


  • Quality control of the University activities by guiding each unit on operation of the University academic brief.


  • Seeking Clarification from National Universities Commission (NUC) on academic matters and providing such to appropriate sections of the University through the Vice- Chancellor.


  • Maintaining a computer-based data bank on student and staff statistics for use in planning, budgeting and other management requirements.


  • Coordinating the preparation of periodic strategic plans for the University, as well as coordinating and collating information for NUC for national planning purposes.


  • Participation in the review of academic programme curricular of the University and evaluation of proposal for new academic programmes.


  • Playing advisory role in the establishment of new additional unit, programme, faculty and college.


  • Processing proposals of new programmes, faculty and college to NUC.


  • Coordinating and guiding academic units/departments for purposes of programme accreditation and continuous quality assurance.


  • Coordination of NUC accreditation exercise of all existing academic programmes in the University.


  • Coordination of accreditation exercise of Professional bodies such as CLE, NMCN, MLSCN, COREN, ARCON, MDCN, CIBN, and ICAN


  • Determination of the carrying capacity for programmes of the University


  • Promoting of the quality of teaching, learning and research in the University through periodic evaluation of academic activities in the University.


  • Initiation of policies for identified priorities in the academic development of the University for the consideration of Senate through the Academic Planning and Curriculum Development Committee.


  • Providing academic liaison between McPherson University and external bodies, both local and foreign, e.g., Association of West African Universities (AWAU), Association of African Universities (AAU), Association of Commonwealth Universities.


The Director of Academic Planning serves as a member of the following university bodies and commission e.g., Senate, Postgraduate College Board, and Academic Planning & Curriculum Development Committee.