Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe isn’t going down without a fight as he has joined forces with the senate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to protest his removal as Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
Professor Ogundipe leads a protest which consists of ASUU and members of the senate who rose from an emergency meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020, stating that the scholar’s removal without giving him the opportunity to defend himself was against UNILAG’s regulation.
The body also kicked against the appointment of Prof. Omololu Soyombo as the acting Vice-Chancellor of the school.
They were quoted as saying:
Part of the condition for the removal of a Vice-Chancellor is that a joint committee of the Senate and Governing Council must sit and investigate with three representatives from each side but the Senate was never represented, the Senate was never consulted, the Senate never knew the allegations against their member.
The removal of Prof Ogundipe did not follow the Act establishing the university. He was not given fair hearing and the opportunity to defend himself.
The Senate, therefore, rejects the removal of Prof Ogundipe and the appointment of an Acting VC.”
See the video of the individuals showing support for Professor Ogundipe as he makes his way into the institution:
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