9 Professors battle for VC spot

9 professors are contesting for the post ‎of the Vice-Chancellor at the Lagos State University (LASU).

Former VC, Prof. Obafunwa

Nine out of 14 professors have been reportedly shortlisted for the position of Vice Chancellor in Lagos State University, LASU.

According to Vanguard reports, a source at the University’s Registrars office, made the disclosure on Friday in Lagos.

14 professors have reportedly applied for the position since it was advertised, and 9 of them are being considered.

“Nine were shortlisted after several considerations of their qualifications and pre-requisites for absorption,’’ the source said.

The source noted that among the five candidates who were not shortlisted was the immediate former Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John Obafunwa, whose tenure ended on Oct. 31.

Those who did not make the cut consisted of candidates who do not have a PhD or have not spent up to 10 years as professors.

“Although the advertisement had outlined that the professorship of the candidates must have lasted seven years, it was extended to 10 years during the screening as it applies in federal universities,’’ it added.

The shortlisted candidates are Prof. Abolade Adeniji, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Prof. Senna Bakre, Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Prof. Olatunji Bello, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Prof. Nurudeen Olasupo, Department of Microbiology, Prof. Hamidu Sanni of the Islamic Studies Department and Prof. Babajide Elemo, Science Faculty‎.

There were also candidates form outside the University; a professor from Texas, U.S., simply identified as Oki, Prof. S.A. Tella, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun, and Prof. Lanre Fagbohun, a former LASU staff now in the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

The source also ‎said that the interview for the shortlisted candidates had been scheduled to hold on Dec. 7 at LASUCOM, Ikeja.


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