Oke appointed LASU acting vice-chancellor

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Oyedamola Oke, Lagos State University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
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The Senate of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, has appointed Professor Oyedamola Oke as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.

Oke succeeds the outgoing Vice-Chancellor (V-C), Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun (SAN), whose five-year tenure ended on 11th January, 2021.

Mr Ademola Adekoya, the institution’s Head of Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, revealed this on Monday in Lagos.

Adekoya said that the members of the Senate of the institution approved the appointment of Oke as the Acting Vice-Chancellor after their voting process.

“Oke had over 61 votes while Professor Elias Wahab, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) had 51 votes,” he said.

His appointment is for 45 days when a substantive vice-chancellor is expected to have emerged.

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

The Professor of Plant Pathology is a former Dean, Faculty of Science at LASU.

Earlier in the day, the former V-C, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun (SAN), had urged the entire LASU community to support the administration of whosoever would be his successor in office.

He also advised them to ensure that the rule of law and justice continue to thrive in the institution.

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Recall that the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had cancelled the ongoing process for the appointment of a new vice-chancellor of the university.

Gboyega Akosile, the governor’s chief press secretary, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said the governor made the decision following petitions arising from the selection process of the institution’s ninth substantive VC.

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