IMMEDIATE PAST VICE-CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
Professor Bamiro had his secondary school education at Molusi College, Ijebu-lgbo, passing out with a Grade 1 in the West African School Certificate (WASC), Ordinary Level in 1965. He proceeded to Government College, Ibadan for his Higher School Certificate (HSC) and passed out with a result adjudged to be the best in the country that year at the Cambridge Higher School Certificate (Advanced Level), 1967. He thereafter proceeded as Shell Scholar to the Nottingham University, Nottingham, England for his first degree graduating with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Mechanical Engineering, First Class Honours, 1971. Between 1972 and 1975, Professor Bamiro attended McGill University, Montreal, Canada where he completed his Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in the record time of two years and five months after First Degree having gained special exception from Masters Degree.
Professor Bamiro joined the services of the University of Ibadan in September, 1975 as Lecturer I in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He was promoted Senior Lecturer, 1978; Reader, 1981 and the first Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 1983. He served the University in various capacities, which include: Sub-Dean (General), Faculty of Technology; 1977-1979; Sub-Dean (Postgraduate), 1982-1983; Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1983-1985; Dean, Faculty of Technology; Chairman of the Task Force that designed and successfully implemented the water Supply Scheme for the University of Ibadan, Director, University of Ibadan Management Information System (MIS) Unit; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan from December 1, 2005 to November 30, 2010, a period of five years.
Professor Bamiro was a recipient of many scholarships, Fellowships and Awards including the Western Region Government Scholarship for the Higher School at the Government College Ibadan; Shell-BP Oil Company of Nigeria Limited Scholarship for undergraduate study at the Nottingham University, England, and the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Fellow, Solar Energy Society of Nigeria (FSESN) and Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science (FAS).
At the National level, he served as the Secretary of the 24-man Panel that produced the Energy Policy for Nigeria in 1984; Member of the 6-man Committee that prepared the blue-print for the implementation of the National Science and Technology Policy for Nigeria in 1987; and UNESCO Consultant for the Reform of the National Science, Technology and Innovation System in Nigeria. He is also currently the Co-ordinator of the project on Sustainable Financing of Higher Education in Nigeria (SUFIHEN), sponsored by the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA).
Professor Bamiro has close to 60 Publications in Learned Journals and refereed Proceedings on Solid Mechanics, Energy, Science and Technology Policy and Entrepreneurship. He is also author of several books in Introductory Technology, Solid Mechanics for Engineers, and Entrepreneurship. He has served as Consultant to several companies in both the private and public sectors of the Nation’s economy as well as International Agencies.