Prof. Oyedamola Oke

Senate appoints Prof. Oyedamola Oke as Acting Vice-Chancellor of LASU

*Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and Visitor to Lagos State University, had cancelled process set up for the appointment of the ninth substantive Vice-Chancellor of the state university

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Following an emergency meeting of the University Senate Monday, January 11, 2021, the Lagos State University (LASU) has appointed Prof. Oyedamola Oke as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

Prior to his appointment, Prof. Oke was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) of LASU.

ConsumerConnect reports that earlier, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and Visitor to the Lagos State University, had cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of the ninth substantive Vice-Chancellor of the state university.

Sanwo-Olu also directed that a fresh process that would terminate in 45 days should commence immediately.

Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the academic institution, was also directed to convene an emergency Senate meeting for the purpose of appointing one of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors, who is not a candidate in the cancelled selection process as Acting Vice-Chancellor from January 11, 2021, when his tenure expires.

At the expiration of Fagbohun’s Monday, a joint Selection Committee of the Senate and Council was set up by the university to interview candidates for the position.

The Committee is therefore, expected to submit the names of the three best candidates for the job, for onward transmission to the Visitor for selection of a successful candidate for the top job.

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