Prof. Labode Popoola Biography, Age, Education, Career and Net Worth

Prof. Labode Popoola Biography

Professor Labode Popoola is a Nigerian educationist, administrator and professor of forest economics. He was a Vice-Chancellor of the University of Osun. Professor Labode Popoola was born on 28 September 1960 in Inisa Local Government Area of Osun State.

Prof Popoola Profile


Prof Popoola

Real Name

Professor Labode Popoola


28 September 1960


61 years (2021)

State of Origin

Osun State









Known for

3rd Vice Chancellor of UNIOSUN

Net Worth

Under Review

Educational Background

Prof. Labode Popoola Education

Professor Labode Popoola obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Ibadan in 1984 and a master’s degree in Forest Economics and Management in 1987 from the same university.

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Professor Popoola received the doctor of philosophy in Forest Economics in 1990 from the University of Ibadan.

In 2002, Professor Labode Popoola became a professor of Forest Economics.


Prof. Labode Popoola Career and Net Worth

Professor Labode Popoola started his career as a graduate assistant at University of Ibadan in 1988.

In 1997, Professor Popoola became a senior lecturer and later rose in rank to become a professor in 2002.

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Between 2005 and 2006, he served briefly as the Head of Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of Ibadan.

In 2006, Professor Popoola was appointed the Dean of Postgraduate school, University of Ibadan and later the Director for the Centre for Sustainable Development for University of Ibadan in 2010.

Professor Labode Popoola contributed to the curriculum for teaching Forest management in Nigerian universities.

He has also worked as an external examiner in several institutions and universities including Federal College of Forestry in Ibadan, Federal college of Forest Merchanization in Kaduna, University of Uyo, Enugu State University, Federal University of Technology in Akure, Abeokuta, Markudi and in Yola, University College, Dublin, Ireland, UK.

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Professor Labode Popoola is a member of several professional bodies and associations, some of the association are;

  • Association of Research Managers, (UK)
  • African Sustainable Development Network
  • United Nation Sustainable Development Solutions Network
  • International Society of Tropical Foresters
  • Commonwealth Forestry Association
  • African Network for Agroforestry Education
  • Agroforestry Research Network for Africa
  • Rural Development Forestry Network
  • African Forest Research Network
  • African Forest Forum
  • West African Research
  • Innovation Management Association
  • Forestry Association of Nigeria (Life Member, Fellow, National Secretary).

In April 2016, Professor Popoola assumed duty as the third substantive vice chancellor of University of Osun (UNIOSUN).

In 2021, Professor Popoola’s tenure as the vice chancellor of the University of Osun expired.

Personal Life

Prof. Labode Popoola Wife

Professor Labode Popoola is married with children.

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