Oladipupo Ridwan Bello had his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Animal Science from the
The University of Ibadan, where he graduated with First class honors and distinction, respectively.
He has several awards to his name, including an award as the Best Practical Year Student of the
Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Ibadan, in 2014, and an award as the
nationwide Best Candidate in the 2016 Graduate Animal Scientist Examination.
During his time at the University of Ibadan, he served as the Public Relations Officer of the
Nigerian Association of Agricultural Science Students (NAAS), Finance Minister of Tedder Hall,
and Honorable Member of the Student Union House of Representatives.
In 2019, he was admitted into the EducationUSA Lagos Opportunity Funds Program. With the
support and guidance of the EducationUSA advisors, he got admission into three graduate
programs in the US. He got a tuition fellowship at the University of California, Davis, and a
teaching and research assistantship at the University of Maryland, College Park, and North
Carolina State University. He will be attending the University of Maryland, College Park, for his
Ph.D. in Animal Genetics by spring, 2021.