Babalakin-led Governing Council sacks UNILAG Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ogundipe

File Photo of Sacked Vice Chancellor, UNILAG, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe

The Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has been sacked by the governing council of the institution.

Ogundipe’s removal was announced during a meeting of the Governing Council of the institution which held at the National Universities Commission (NUC) building in Abuja today, Wednesday.

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Echotitbits gathered that while seven members of the council voted for the removal of Ogundipe, four voted against, and one member voted that he should rather be placed on suspension.

The meeting was presided over by its Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN).

Pro Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Dr. Wale Babalakin

Earlier in the year, the sacked Vice Chancellor and Babalakin, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the institution’s Governing Council were were at loggerheads over the institution’s 51st convocation slated for March 9 to March 12.

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Ogundipe was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos in November 2017 having emerged highest in the interview conducted, beating Professor Olukayode Amund, and Professor Ayodeji Olukoju to the post. Until his appointment in November of that year, he was the deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos.