- Despite its leadership tussle, UNILAG's new acting VC, Professor Theophilus Omotunde Soyombo, has resumed duty
- Soyombo on Friday, August 14, said that he took over from Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the embattled VC, immediately
- The acting leader said that he took over office immediately because that is what the letter of appointment said
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Days after Professor Theophilus Omotunde Soyombo was appointed to take the place Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the acting vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the new leader of the school has spoken.
Soyombo told journalists on Friday, August 14, in Lagos that he has resumed as the boss of the famous academic institution already, Vanguard reports.
The new acting VC said that he has resumed duty because according to the letter of appointment sent to him, he is expected to assume office immediately.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ogundipe was on Wednesday, August 12, sacked by the school's governing council.
Ogundipe's removal was announced on Wednesday in Abuja during a meeting attended by members of the council.
The said meeting was presided over by the university's pro-chancellor and chairman of the council, Wale Babalakin, who is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 had condemned demands by some states that students should present the results of their coronavirus test before they could be allowed to return to the classroom.
Legit.ng reported that the PTF said it was “far more important to monitor” every resuming pupil for symptoms of coronavirus than making negative COVID-19 test result a requirement for each pupil to return to the classroom.
It was earlier reported that parents of pupils in private secondary schools in Ogun state on Sunday, August 2, kicked against the request of N25,000 COVID-19 test fee by the government.
Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of PTF, while reacting on Monday, August 3, during a briefing in Abuja, informed that a negative COVID-19 test result is only valid for the moment it was conducted.
He, therefore, advised school administrators to rather watch out for symptoms of the virus among pupils and ask such pupils to seek medical attention.
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