Finally, UNIOSUN Appoints 45-year-old Engineering Professor, Bello as Acting VC

Finally, UNIOSUN Appoints 45-year-old Engineering Professor, Bello as Acting VC

  • The University of Osun recently announced the appointment of a professor of engineering, Afeez Bello, as an acting vice-chancellor
  • The appointment of Bello as the new VC of the institution was characterized by series of disagreements based on the selection process
  • Meanwhile, before his appointment as acting VC, Bello was the deputy vice-chancellor in charge of administration and development

Osun state, Osogbo- The authorities of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Osogbo, appointed a 45-year-old Afeez Bello, geo-technical engineering professor as acting Vice-Chancellor.

Premium Times reports that Bello was appointed on Wednesday, November 3, following controversies surrounding the selection process for the appointment of a substantive-VC and the expiration of the incumbent’s term of office on Thursday, November 4.

Mr Bello, 45, who until his latest appointment, was the deputy vice-chancellor in charge of administration and development, is expected to resume office on Friday, November 5.

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UNIOSUN appoints 45-year-old engineering professor, Bello, acting VC
UNIOSUN appoints 45-year-old engineering professor, Bello, acting VC. Photo credit: Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria
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The outgoing vice-chancellor, Labo Popoola, a professor of forest economics, is expected to end his tenure on Thursday, November 4, and return to the University of Ibadan where he is a serving lecturer.

PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app gathered that on Wednesday, the university’s pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council, Yusuf Alli, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said the appointment became imperative following a subsisting ligation over the selection process.

The appointment according to Mr Alli was to avoid a vacuum in the university administration and pledged the commitment of the university management to abide by the verdicts of the court as a law abiding institution, Vanguard also reported.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that two prospective corps members died in a road accident that occurred along the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway on their way to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp.

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The death of the late graduates was announced by the management of Osun State University, Osogbo on Thursday, September 2.

According to The Punch, a spokesperson for the institution, Ademola Adesoji, said the deceased graduates were among four former students of the institution who were involved in the road mishap.

MUNIOSUN: VC allegedly strips graduating student off his trouser (photo)

In another report, a social media user recently took to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter, to recount an experience that he was made to go through during an attempt to finalize his clearance at the university.

The young man identified as @tatuu_media on Twitter, shared a post on his timeline on Tuesday, March 3, in which he alleged that the vice chancellor of Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Labode Popoola, stripped him off his trouser simply because it was inscribed.

According to @tatuu_media, the incident happened during his visit to the main campus of the university in Oshogbo for clearance.


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