Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has been appointed by the Governing Council of the University of Lagos as the school’s new Vice-Chancellor.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Registrar, Information Unit, Mr Toyin Adebule.

It said Prof Ogundipe emerged first and his appointment was confirmed Friday by the governing council.

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Before his appointment, Prof. Ogundipe was UNILAG’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics and Research.

Adebule disclosed that in line with guidelines for the appointment of VC, three candidates, Prof Ogundipe, Prof Olukayode Amund, former Dean, Students Affairs and Prof Ayodeji Olukoju, former VC of Caleb Universty were nominated for final consideration by council.

The statement added that at the governing council meeting held on Friday, October 27, the council approved the appointment of Prof Ogundipe, who scored the highest mark during the selection interview as the new VC .

He was appointed as Professor in 2002, was also the Director of Academic Planning and a member of many scientific organisations.