12 November 2012

Nigeria: University of Lagos Gets New VC

Lagos — The Acting Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Rahaman Bello has been confirmed as the substantive Vice Chancellor of the institution.

In a statement by the institution's media relations officer, Kingrobert Emukpoeruo, Bello's appointment was said to have been approved by the institution Governing Council effective Monday, November 12, 20012.

"His appointment is in accordance with the provision of the University of Lagos Act (1967) as specified by the various sections regarding the appointment of Vice-Chancellor of the 50 years old University," the statement read.

Bello became the Acting Vice Chancellor of UNILAG after the demise of his predecessor, Prof. Babatunde Sofoluwe who died on May 12, 2012. By his appointment, Bello is now the 11th Vice Chancellor of the institution.

Born on October 6, 1948, in Iboro, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, the VC attended Egbado College, Ilaro, Ogun State and Technical College, Ibadan, now The Polytechnic, Ibadan for his secondary and National Diploma Certificate respectively.

Professor Bello graduate with First Class Honours in Chemical Engineering (1974) from the University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

Subsequently, he proceeded to the University of Waterloo, Canada, where he earned M.A.Sc. (1977) and PhD (1981) (Chemical Engineering) respectively.

he services of the University of Lagos as Assistant Lecturer in 1977 and rose steadily to the post of Senior Lecturer, Lecturer 1 and Lecturer 11 between 1981 and 1991. He was appointed Associate Professor in 1991 and Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1998.

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