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Fayemi Appoints Olanipekun As EKSU Substantive Vice Chancellor

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Professor Edward Olanipekun, has been appointed by Governor Kayode Fayemi as the substantive Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Olanipekun is to take over from Prof Olubunmi Ajayi has been in functioning in acting capacity since last year December, 2019.

The Ado Ekiti born Professor of Chemistry was the former Chairman, Ilorin Zone of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and a former Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies of the University.

Olanipekun’s appointment, according to a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Yinka Oyebode, takes immediate effect.

Ajayi, who was in the saddle as the Acting Vice Chancellor came into office following the sack of a Professor of Educational Evaluation, Sam Oye Bandele by Governor Fayemi.

Bandele removal came, following the recommendation of a visitation panel led by former Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof. Bamitale Omole constituted by Fayemi on a fact finding mission to the institution.

Bandele was appointed December 3, 2015 by Governor Ayodele Fayose to succeed a Professor of Soil Science, Dipo Aina, who led the university for four years.

 

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