A former Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council at the Lagos State University, Deji Femi-Pearse is dead. He died on Friday at the age of 86.
Born on 18th September, 1932 at Yaba, Lagos, the deceased attended CMS Grammar School and proceeded to University of Aberdeen Scotland to study Medicine. He later joined the College of Medicine University of Lagos/Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) as a member of staff.
Mr Femi-Pearse became a Professor in 1977 at the age of forty five (45). He was the Provost, College of Medicine, University of Lagos and Chief Medical Director, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
In 1980, he was appointed the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos.
Between 2000 and 2004, he served as Chairman, Lagos State University Governing Council.
He was until his death the Founder and Chairman, Whispering Palms Resort, Iworo, Badagry.
The LASU Vice Chancellor, Olanrewaju Fagbohun, has on behalf of the Governing Council, Senate, Management, Staff and Students of Lagos State University commiserated with the family of former Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council Lagos State University.
Professor Fagbohun who described him as a revered scholar said “his painful death was not only a great loss to the academic community in Nigeria, but to the nation as a whole, especially as he was an an outstanding contributor to quality academic research and an example of good leadership in the country.”
The Vice Chancellor prayed that God grants the late academic eternal rest and grants his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.