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Makinde Appoints New LAUTECH Vice Chancellor

04 June

Reported by Ayooluwa Afolabi

Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has approved the appointment of Prof. Razaq Olatunde Kalilu as the substantive Vice Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.

This statement was released on Tuesday in Ibadan by the State’s Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Salihu Adelabu, and it was made available to the press in Ibadan on Tuesday.

According to the statement, Prof Kalilu will serve for a single term of five years with effect from June 12.

Makinde is quoted as saying that his government looked forward to Kalilu’s hard work, diligence, and professionalism in realizing the administration’s mission for the institution.

“Prof Kalilu, a well-established figure in the world of art and art history, joined the service of LAUTECH on September 1, 1992.

“Kalilu, an alumnus of the prestigious University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Osun State, and the University of Ibadan, Ibadan Oyo State, is a specialist in Form and Material.

‘Among the numerous academic leadership positions he held, he was Head of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts from 1998 to 2003; Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences from 2003 to 2006 and again from 2012 to 2016; Chairman, Committee of Deans in 2004; and from 2004 to 2006 the Chairman, Committee of Deans and Provosts, he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of LAUTECH between 2006 and 2008.’’

“He is a member of several academic and intellectual organizations, such as the Australian Ceramic Society; the International Association of Astronomical Artists, and a Fellow of the Society of Nigerian Artists,” the statement read in part.
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