- Professor Michael Ologunde, to step aside till further notice
- Until the governor's order, Ologunde was the Vice-Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
- The VC has also been directed to hand over forthwith to the next principal officer
Professor Michael Ologunde has lost his job following some misunderstanding with Oyo State government.
Until this, he was the vice-chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso.
His sack was communicated in a letter through the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, Tribune reports.
Punch added that the letter read:
“His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo State and the visitor to the Ladoke Akintola University, has directed that the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. M. O. Ologunde should step aside until further notice.
“Consequently, the VC has also been directed to hand over forthwith to the next principal officer in rank in order to ensure uninterrupted flow of normal activities of the institution.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a group, Transparency Advocacy For Development Initiative (TADI) declared that a recent media report on alleged fraud in the Federal Polytechnic Ile Oluji, Ondo state is false.
Ambassador Yomi David, executive director of TADI, stated this while addressing a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, November 25.
He said the group has made its own independent findings after the report and found out that it was a smear campaign.
In another report, the federal government on Wednesday, November 11, reinstated the suspended vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.
Ogundipe's reinstatement was contained in a statement issued by the director of press and public relations, ministry of education, Ben-Bem Goong, in Abuja.
The statement noted that the removal of Professor Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor did not follow due process.
In a related development, Oyo and its sister state Osun have both agreed to end the joint ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH).
Abubakar Rasheed, the executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), made this disclosure during a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, November 20.
According to NUC official, Osun and Oyo states mutually agreed on the dissolution which was formalised through the signing of a memorandum of agreement by the two state governors.