An Acting Registrar has been appointed for the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. She is Dr. Linda Onwuka, Deputy Registrar I with the Distance Learning Programme of the University. The University Governing Council, at its 94th Meeting, approved her appointment as Acting Registrar with effect from June 1, 2017. At the handing over ceremony, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ololade Enikuomehin, on behalf of the University Management, congratulated the immediate past Registrar of the University, Mr.Mathew Ayoola, for the services he rendered to the University. Responding, Mr. Ayoola appreciated the University for giving him the opportunity to serve from June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2017, adding that whatever that has a beginning, would have an end.According to him, “Today, here I come, giving glory and thanks to God Almighty for working with me thus far. It is possible for some people to start a race,for one reason or another, by accident or by design, they may not be able to complete the race, but in this case, I am fit and firm, I am able to come this far”. Mr. Ayoola, therefore, congratulated the incoming Acting Registrar, saying “you have been there before and whatever is here cannot be new to you”. While receiving the reins of power, Dr. Onwuka stated that though a lot might have changed administratively, it would not be entirely different from what she already knew.
The Acting Registrar obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree and Ph.D from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan and Master of Arts Degrees from the University of Calabar, Calabar as well as her Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).
She won the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the University of Ibadan Alumni Association, Warri Chapter in 2011.She is a member of several professional bodies, which include the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), as well as the Association of the Nigerian University Professional Administrators (ANUPA). Dr. Onwuka is also a member of numerous academic bodies such as the National Association of Teachers and Researchers in English as Second Language (NATRESL); National Oral LiteratureAssociation (NOLA) and the English Language Teachers Association of Nigeria(ELTAN). She has served the University in several capacities such as Secretary, Postgraduate School; College Officer of the former College of Natural Sciences (Now College of Biological Sciences and College of Physical Sciences). Prior to her appointment as a Deputy Registrar I in the University, Dr. Onwuka was engaged as the Pioneer Registrar of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State for a 5-year tenure.