Sanwo-Olu orders fresh selection process for LASU VC

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Lagos Bababjide Sanwo-Olu has ordered a fresh selection process for the ninth Vice Chancellor (VC) the Lagos State University (LASU).

Sanwo-Olu, acting on recommendations the special visitation panel on the appointment the VC, ordered the immediate dissolution the LASU Governing Council and removal of the Pro-Chancellor and Council for flagrant violations the extant laws and regulations guiding the appointment of a VC.

A by the Commissioner for Information Gbenga Omotoso said Sanwo-Olu also cancelled the selection for contravention of extant laws, breach of due process, failure and disregard to follow its own laid down criteria guiding the appointment of VC.

He added: “ due course, a new Governing Council for LASU be constituted and which shall conduct a new process for the appointment of the ninth VC. Members of the Joint Council and the Senate Committee who participated the two failed exercises of 2020 and 2021 are exempted participating the new . The Acting VC and university management are hereby directed to elect new council members the Senate.

“The Registrar and Secretary to Council is to proceed on leave immediately till the process is ended having failed to advise the Joint Council and Senate Committee against taking decisions which were against the law during the two failed exercises. An Acting Registrar superintend the new .

“The Acting Vice-Chancellor is to forward to the /Visitor the Surrogate Council ( on Education) the list of all Deputy Registrars to appoint an Acting Registrar for the university.

“The /Visitor, following the recommendation of the Special Visitation Panel, shall be setting up a full Visitation Panel for immediately.”