The breaking news about the removal of UNILAG’S Vice-chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe is spreading faster than atomic bomb.
In a world where both rumours and truth races on the same field, it is difficult to tell if the Vice-chancellor was truly removed or it was false allegations, but we will be shedding light on this as we proceed.
The governing council of the institution broke the net on Wednesday, after a council meeting at the National universities commission headquarters situated at Aguiyi Ironsi way in Abuja.
While seven members of the council were said to have voted for the removal of Ogundipe, four voted against it.
The Vice-chancellor was accused of serious acts of wrongdoing, financial recklessness, gross misconduct and abuse of office.
But to the public greatest surprise, the Vice-chancellor, Prof Ogundipe denied the fact that it was all lies and the allegations are false.
Thereby informing the public that he is still the current Vice-chancellor of the institution (UNILAG), Stechitegist reports
If the allegations were true or not we can’t say, but positions like this should have undergone thorough investigation and follow due process for the removal of the Vice-chancellor.
According to university’s constitutional law, In Section 3 (8) – 11, it states that the governing body have power to remove or apply disciplinary action to the Vice-chancellor under certain conditions, which are grounds of gross misconduct or inability to discharge the functions of his office as a result of infirmity of body or mind after due process.
We are not here to be on any sides, but to let esteemed readers know that the governing council have announced the appointment of Prof. Theophilus Soyombo as the acting Vice Chancellor of the institution.
The announcement of Soyombo as the VC was contained in a statement issued at 12:05 am on Thursday by the Registrar and Secretary to the Council, Oladejo Azeez.
Nevertheless, you should not forget the good deeds that have been said of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the embattled vice-chancellor of the university of Lagos.
Stechitegist recall how he has been credited for his innovation in academics and human capital development on his second anniversary in office in 2019
Where some students of the institution described him as “a silent achiever in the area of research and innovation
“He has done wonderfully well in terms of attracting research grants to the university.
“And this has gone a long way in repositioning the university,” said Mr Musibau Azeez, a Political Science postgraduate student at UNILAG.
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