The Senate of the Lagos State University on Monday approved the appointment of Professor Oyedamola Oke, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), as the acting vice-chancellor of the institution.
The appointment was ratified at an emergency senate meeting held on Monday
Recall that the state governor, who is also the Visitor to the university, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu had cancelled an earlier process set up for the appointment of a substantive vice chancellor for the university and directed for a fresh selection exercise.
The outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, 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 Monday, January 11, 2021, when his tenure expires.
Following the expiration of the tenure of Fagbohun, today, a joint Selection Committee of the Senate and Council was set up by the university to interview candidates for the position.
The Committee was expected to submit the names of the three best candidates for the job for onward transmission to the Visitor (the Lagos State Governor) for the final selection of one successful candidate for the job.
More than 18 Professors from about 10 universities applied for the job. But there was controversy over the qualification of some candidates selected to replace Fagbohun.