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Tunde Odekunle hails from the ancient city of Ibadan and was born on Friday, 5th Day of March, 1965.

He attended Public Day School, Kobomoje; St. David's School, Kudeti; and ICC School, Moor Plantation, all in Ibadan for his Primary Education.

He got admitted to Government College Ibadan in 1976 with the School Number 3241 and was housed in the then newly created House, Powell House. He also had his Higher School Certificate Programme in the same citadel of learning between 1982 and 1984. Need we add it that he was the Cadet Prefect (also known as Cadet Commandant), and the Deputy Head of School while in GCI.

Just like most of his predecessors at GCI, he proceeded to the Premier University (University of Ibadan) and obtained his First and Second Degree from the Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education in 1989 and 1995 respectively.

His undying quest for knowledge, academic excellence and leadership prowess made him return to his Alma Mater as a Post Graduate Student to study Educational Psychology,and graduated in 2006. He studied further in the same Department for a Doctoral Degree and in 2016, Tunde Odekunle was conferred a Doctoral Degree Honours (Ph.D) at University of Ibadan.

Dr Tunde Odekunle joined the Civil Service of Oyo State in 1992 as an Education Officer and was posted to Queen's School Ibadan. In 1997, he was to the Examinations Section of the Oyo State Ministry of Education where he rose as a result of his diligence, dedication and dexterity to become the Registrar of Examinations for Oyo State in 2007, a post he held till 2012.

He became the Local Inspector of Education for Ibadan South East in 2012 and later Deputy Director (Quality Assurance) in 2014. In 2015, he was posted to Government Secondary School, Orita-Aperin as a Principal before being transferred to Government College Ibadan as a Principal of his Alma Mater in March, 2017.

Dr Tunde Odekunle is joyfully married to Mrs Olufemi Odekunle and the marriage is blessed with wonderful children, among whom is Victor, a 2009 Set of GCI currently studying Medicine and Surgery in University of Ibadan.

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