Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, former Acting Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), has resumed office as the second female to occupy the position of the ninth substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University.
PUNCH reports that she was received upon her entrance at the LASU Senate Building, to assume duty on Monday, September, 20, by the acting Vice-Chancellor, Oyedamola Oke, members of staff, students, friends and well-wishers who received her with colourful banners and songs, to usher her into where she will run the show for the next five years.
A short prayer was held at the office of the VC in the six story Senate building to kickstart her administrative journey.
The 57-year-old academic was born on April 23, 1964.
Professor Ibiyemi Bello a Professor of Physiology, had served as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution before her appointment.
She became the First Professor of Physiology in LASU College of Medicine on the 2nd of October 2007, after rising through the ranks from Assistant Lecturer (1988 to 1991), to Associate Professor in 2005 at the College of Medicine, University of Lagoraba.
In a short statement titled, ‘New VC, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni resumes office this morning’, by the LASU’s Public Relations Unit, the new VC’s entry was described as “gallantry”.
“After months of heightened expectations by stakeholders, the Governor of Lagos State and Visitor to the University, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, appointed former Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni 9th Substantive Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University to wide applause from all and sundry.
“This morning, the Prof. Of Physiology makes a gallant entry into the scenic main campus of the university, no longer as Director, LASUDA, but as the Vice Chancellor of the 37-year-old institution,” the statement read.