Metro Eyitope Ogunbodede Announced Vice Chancellor of OAU


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Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede on Monday was announced the 11th vice chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, to the jubilation of staff members and students.

The Chairman of OAU Governing Council, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, made the announcement at a press conference attended by other members of the university and the Acting Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Anthony Elujoba.

“The search for the new vice chancellor was transparent. We received about 18 applications and a committee was set up to search for candidates outside. There were 22 applicants in all.

“The candidates were subjected to screening and they were interviewed for three days. I am happy to announce to you that the new vice chancellor is Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede.”

A call was put through to the new vice chancellor, and he appeared at the venue amidst jubilation from the varsity's workers. He thankedthe Governing Council for being transparent and for following the due process.

Prof. Ogunbodede is from the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry in the Faculty of Dentistry, was born on January 23, 1957 in Owo, Ondo State.

He was appointed professor on October 1, 2000.
 

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