- LAUTECH has named Michael Ologunde, a renowned professor of food science, as its new vice chancellor
- The governing council of the institution also appointed one Kayode Ogunleye as registrar and Abayomi Okediji as bursar
- Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo and his Osun state counterpart, Adegboyega Oyetola, approved the appointments
The governing council of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, has announced the appointment of a new vice-chancellor and two other principal officers, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
A statement by the institution’s public relations officer, Lekan Fadeyi, named Professor Michael Ologunde, a renowned professor of food science, as the new vice chancellor. The council also appointed Kayode Ogunleye as registrar and Abayomi Okediji as bursar.
The newly appointed vice chancellor will take over the running of the institution from the incumbent, Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, whose five-year tenure will end on Feb. 14, 2019.
The council said that Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state and his Osun state counterpart, Adegboyega Oyetola, had approved the appointments as recommended by the Professor Dapo Afolabi-led governing council.
It hinted that the position of the University Librarian would be filled soon. “The council at its 135th special meeting held last week had directed that the vacancy in the position be re-advertised while the process of appointing a new University Librarian be concluded on or before Jan. 25, 2019,” it said. The statement explained that the appointments would take effect from Thursday, February 14, 2019.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at LAUTECH had warned that the silence of Oyo and Osun state governments over its warning strike could lead to something terrible.
The secretary of ASUU, Toyin Abegunrin, stated this on Sunday, August 12, saying that the warning strike was an opportunity for the governments to do the needful, and if not attended to, it would turn “into a full blown strike.”
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