UNILAG appoints new Vice-Chancellor

Posted by Kamardeen Ismail | 29 October 2017 | 1,874 times

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•UNILAG’s new VC, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe

The University of Lagos has appointed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, a Professor of Botany, as its 12th substantive Vice-Chancellor.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Registrar of the university's information unit, Mr. T.O. Adebule.

According to the statement, among the three contestants, Ogundipe coincidentally scored the highest mark in the screening exercise.

 Apart from Ogundipe, other shortlisted candidates for the position included Prof. Ben Oghojafor, who is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management Services; the university’s immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management Services, Prof. Duro Oni; a former Provost of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos and former National President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Oluwole Atoyebi.

“Pursuant to the law, the Search Team, the Criteria Committee, the Short-Listing Committee, and the Selection Board conducted the exercise and three candidates were nominated.

“At the end of the Governing Council meeting of Friday, October 27, 2017, Council approved the appointment of Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe,” the statement reads. (Daily Trust)


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