The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Pr of. Mojeed Liasu, has been appointed acting VC of the institution following the order Governor Seyi Makinde gave to the former vice-chancellor Prof Michael Ologunde to stepdown.
The former Vice-Chancellor, Ologunde was directed to step aside in a letter that was released on Friday by the Oyo State Government through the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye.
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A letter was signed by the registrar of the university, Dr. K.A. Ogunleye, after its 138th inaugural meeting that took place on Wednesday at the Council Chamber,
The content of the letter read: “The Governing Council at its 135th and inaugural meeting of the 10th Governing Council, held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the Council Chamber, Senate Building, LAUTECH, discussed some matters about the university, including the recent communication from the honorable Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. MO Ologunde, conveying the directive of the Oyo State Governor and Visitor to the university, Oluseyi Makinde, that the Vice-Chancellor should step aside.
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“Council, having noted the directive, and in order not to create vacuum in the system, approved the appointment of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. MO Liasu, as Acting Vice-Chancellor with effect from Friday, April 16, 2021, until further notice.”
Prof. Mojeed Liasu is a Professor of Plant Physiology, Department of Pure and Applied Biology.