BREAKING: Female Professor of Medicine emerges new LASU VC

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Prof (Mrs) Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello has been named the ninth substantive Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University(LASU).

The Professor of Medicine had served as Acting Vice Chancellor of the institution before her elevation.

Her appointment was confirmed on Thursday morning.

Olatunji-Bello was among the three professors recommended for the position by the Governing Council of the Institution to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

According to a report, the professors recommended in order of merit are Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, Professor of Physiology, Lagos State University College of Medicine and former deputy vice chancellor, Prof. Omotayo Awofolu, Nambia University of Science and Technology (former LASU staff in Chemistry Department) and Prof. Senapon Bakre, Professor of Food and Industrial Microbiology and former deputy vice chancellor in LASU.

Prof. Ibikunle Tijani, a Professor of History and current deputy vice chancellor, Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, placed fourth and was not among applicants recommended to the governor.

The new and 9th vice chancellor of LASU will resume office in first week of October for a single five years tenure.

There was a crisis during the appointment process as medical professors in the institution felt edged out, a development that led to cancellation of the process by Governor Sanwo-Olu.

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