Engr. Foluseke A. Somolu (late)

Laureates College was founded in 2003 by Engr. Foluseke A. Somolu (late) and Dr. Mrs. Olatokunbo A. Somolu. Although both of them are engineers, they have a burning passion for the education of young people from prior forays into teaching which they found a richly-spiritually rewarding experience. 

Late Engr. Abidemi Foluseke Somolu was retained in his former school, Ibadan Grammar School, after his Higher School Certificate (HSC) by his Principal, the legendary educationist, Arch Deacon Emmanuel Alayande, to teach Mathematics and Physics. He repeated the experience during his long vacation in the university and immediately after graduation. He continued to enjoy the appreciation of his former students whom he used to meet at the meetings of the Old Students’ Association for helping them overcome their phobia for Mathematics and Physics and making it possible for them to later realize their professional dreams. He is a recipient in 1996 of a letter of commendation from the government of Oyo State for his contribution to the development of educational facilities and education generally in the State. He was a voluntary part –time instructor at the NEPA Training School for several years and, later he served as a part-time lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos, Akoka, where he was appointed an “Adjunct Professor” of Electrical Engineering. Before his death in 2015, he co-authored a book with Engr. Lawrence Amu, titled “The Development of Nigerian Electric Power System (1973-1990)”.