Prof. Ogundipe beats 2 others to become Unilag VC in 2017 interview
This report is just to take us down the memory lane of how the Vice-chancellor of the prestigious University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe performed excellently well above others in an interview conducted in selecting the best candidate for the position of the Vice-chancellor of the university.
It is equally important to note that this report will bring closer to you those salient information about the Vice-Chancellor particularly his biography.
The Vice-Chancellor of the prestigious university of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe was appointed as the vice chancellor of the University of Lagos in November 2017 having emerged highest in the interview conducted, beating Professor Olukayode Amund, and Professor Ayodeji Olukoju to the post.
Until his appointment in November, he was the deputy vice chancellor of the University of Lagos.
Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe (born 31 May 1960) is a Nigerian academic, author and a Professor of botany. He is the 12th substantive Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos.
Ogundipe was born on May 31, 1960. He attended the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) where he obtained a Bachelor of science (B.Sc.) degree in Botany.
He holds a master’s degree in Botany from the University of Ife and Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) from the same University.
Thereafter, he obtained a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos and bagged a certificate of attendance from University of Reading in 1998.
Professor Ogundipe began his academic career at the University of Lagos as a lecturer where he rose to the rank of professor of Botany in 2002.
He was Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies from August 2007 to July 2011 and Director, Academic Planning Unit April 2012 to April 2016.