Professor Toyin Ogundipe, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (Unilag), has been sacked by the institution’s governing council chaired by its Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Dr. Wale Babalakin, after a meeting held at the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja. The Federal Ministry of Education declared that the University Council has the power to hire and fire, even though due process must be followed. It was reported that seven members of the governing council voted out Professor Ogundipe while four others voted against his removal. However, Dr. Dele Ashiru, Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Unilag Chapter, in his statement, accused Babalakin of being behind the whole event.
Unilag Governing Council Sacks Vice-Chancellor
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