She is a distinguished professional educator. Mrs Ololade Folasade Aruna is passionate about the delivery of quality education in Nigeria. She is meticulous and devoted to guiding children to imbibe a culture of excellence and character development. Her rise to prominence in the education industry can be attributed to diligence, commitment and deliberate effort at developing education in Lagos State and Nigeria.
An indigene of Abeokuta, Ogun State by birth and Lagos State by marriage, Ololade Folasade Aruna was born to the family of Late Engr. and Mrs Oladeinde Rotimi of Kemta, Oke-Ijeun, Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State on the 24th of July 1969.
Her educational journey began at Lara Day Nursery & Primary School, Ikeja and secondary education at Ilupeju Secondary School, Ilupeju, Lagos. She thereafter obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Education at the Lagos State University, Ojo and also earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry.
She started her teaching career at Metropolitan College, Isolo and thereafter, Ogba Grammar School, Ikeja as a Physics/Mathematics teacher. With over twenty five years experience in the field of education and administration, she established DOSLAND College, Lagos with the vision to bridge the existing gap in delivery of quality education as well as contribute her quota to the development of the next generation of leaders in Nigeria.
Her quest for knowledge in her chosen field of endeavour drove her to attend several local and international trainings and conferences in many areas including education administration and management. She is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD); Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria (IPAN) and National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (Lagos State Chapter).
An ardent lover of children and education, she detests seeing ‘out of school’ children or youths unable to further their education due to financial constraints. She has therefore granted scholarships up to tertiary level to a number of indigent children and youths in her community.
Mrs. Folasade Aruna loves teaching, reading, meeting people and travelling.
She is happily married to her heartthrob, Pastor Ayodeji Aruna and they are blessed with three lovely children.
It is in recognition of her contribution to national development in the sphere of Management,Development and Delivery of Quality Education that Mrs Ololade Folasade Aruna is deemed worthy to be conferred with the Woman of Merit Gold Award.