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Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates 10-Man Visitation Panel To Address Challenges In LASU


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday officially swore-in a 10-man full visitation panel for the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, to identify the challenges in the state-owned institution and proffer solutions to them.

Speaking at the event, which held at the Government House, Marina, Sanwo-Olu said the newly constituted Panel of LASU demonstrates government’s commitment to making LASU one of the best universities in the world in terms of quality research, pedagogical and administrative excellence, as well as industrial harmony.

“This Full Visitation Panel is being inaugurated based on the recommendation of the Professor Bamitale Omole-led LASU Vice-Chancellorship Special Visitation Panel, which was constituted to resolve the issues that trailed the appointment of the university’s 9th vice-chancellor,” he added.
Members of the panel are:
Prof. Rahmon Bello – Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos (chairman); Prof. Dipo Kolawole – former Vice-Chancellor, Ekiti State University (member); Prof. Ebun Adejuyigbe – Professor of Medicine (member); Prof. Joseph Ajienka – former Vice-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt. (member); Ayo Ogunruku – former Registrar, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (member).

Others are Lawal Pedro (SAN) – former Solicitor General, Lagos State (member); Ibrahim Olaniyi Aponmade- former Bursar, University of Ibadan (member);
Wale Ayodeji – former Director of Works & Physical Planning OAU; Paul Kalejaiye and Omoloye Yemisi – Director, (investigation), Inspection and Monitoring Department, Office of the Special Adviser on Education (secretary to the panel).

Sanwo-Olu expressed confidence that members of the panel will justify the trust reposed in them, added that the seasoned professionals.

According to him, the terms of reference of the panel shall include: “Inquire into the level of implementation of the White Paper on the last Visitation Panel Report of 2009;

“Evaluate the quality of leadership in the university in terms of the roles of the governing councils, the vice-chancellors and other principal officers since the last Visitation Panel;

“Examine the financial management of the university including statutory allocations and internally generated revenue over the recommended period and determine whether it was in compliance with appropriate regulations, statutes, acts and laws of the university; and Investigate the application of funds, particularly special grants and subventions for accreditation exercises, TETFUND and loans meant for specific projects in order to determine the status of such projects and their relevance for further funding among others.


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