The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has approved the appointment of Prof Edward Olanipekun as the new Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU).
Olanipekun, a Professor of Chemistry is former Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies of the University.
A statement by Chief Press Secretary o the governor, Yinka Oyebode, on Tuesday stated that the appointment takes immediate effect.
Olanipekun, a native of Ado Ekiti metropolis was the former Chairman, Ilorin Zone of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Olanipekun is to replace Prof Olubunmi Ajayi, who has been in acting capacity since last year December, 2019.
Ajayi came into office following the sack of a Professor of Educational Evaluation, Sam Oye Bandele by Governor Fayemi.
Bandele was sacked following the recommendation of a visitation panel sent led by former Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof. Bamitale Omole sent by Fayemi on a fact-finding mission to the institution.