Drisu J. Okai, (Ph.D) Was born at Aloji, Ofu L.G.A. on 13th May, 1958 to the family of Mallam Okai Musa Abutu ,a title holder of Onupia , Ega –Idah in Idah Local Government of Kogi State .His mother was Hajia Ibara Salimetu Aji from Ajonu-oja- Abocho ,Dekina Local Government of the same state.
He is married to Aladi Okai nee Shaibu and the marriage is blessed with one boy and two girls . .He rose to the exalted position of Registrar in 2008 and served till 2019 at ,Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa .
Okai D.J attended Native Authority Primary School ,Aloji,St. Peter’s Secondary School, Idah, School of Basic Studies, Makurdi, Ahmadu Bello University , Zaria , University of Calabar and capped it at Kogi State Universty, Anyigba where he bagged the Doctor of Philosophy in History and International Relations in 2016.
Dr. Okai is an elder and a church planter. He is an elder of the Victory Chapel Kogi State College of Education Ankpa and Co-ordinator of the New Life Chapel, Global College Ojokodo.
Dr Okai has a stint in Teaching and Administrative experiences. He was
Lecturer in History, Oyo State College of Education, St. Andrews Campus Oyo during the National Youth Service Corps, October 1982 –July 1983 . He took up Lecturership position in 1983 at Kogi State College of Education ,Ankpa where he rose to Lecturer one in the Department of History .
He transferred into the Registry Department in 1989 as Senior Assistant Registrar .
Dr Okai served in Information and Publications;Junior Staff Establishment;Examinations and Records; Academic Division; Establishment Office and Admissions office of the College.
Drisu Okai also was chairman/secretary/member to many committees in the College.
He was Secretary to Governing Council, Academic Board, Management Committee ,College Congregation and Convocation 2008-2019.
Chairman, Junior Staff Appointment, Promotion and Disciplinary Committee, 2008 to 2019.
Member, Representing College Congregation on Governing Council, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa , 1996-May, 1997.
Secretary, Teacher Education Journal, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa, April, 1989-Sepember, 1993.
Chairman, Sub-Committee on Research and Publication Guidelines/Policies, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa 2003.
Secretary, Academic Staff Union, Advanced Teachers College, Ankpa1984-1986
Dr Okai is a member of several Professional Bodies among which are Fellow , Institute of Chartered Administrative Management of Nigeria.
Nigerian Institute of Management
Institute of Personnel Management
Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria
Okai was conferred with the Ambassador for Peace award by the Universal Peace Federation, Abuja. He also has several commendations for meritorious service which catapulted him to the exalted position of Registrar of the noble Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa for the number of years he served on the seat.
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