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JUST IN: UNIOSUN Gets New Vice-Chancellor

UNIOSUN has appointed Prof Odunayo Adebooye as the new Vice-Chancellor.



NewsOnline reports that the Governing Council of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has appointed Prof Odunayo Adebooye as the fourth substantive Vice-Chancellor.



A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Mr Ademola Adesoji on Tuesday said the Council, chaired by Yusuf Ali (SAN) chose Adebooye based on the approval of the Visitor, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.


He said: “Prof Adebooye was born on 18th December 1966.

“He is a professor of plant physiology with an academic career spanning 26 years during which he served the UNIOSUN at various times as a member of the Governing Council, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Provost/Dean, Director and Head of Department, among others.


“At an international level, he had served as Ambassador Scientist for the German Government Humboldt Foundation, Secretary-General of the African-German Network Excellence in Science (AGNES) and Regional Project Coordinator for the Government of Canada Projects in West Africa.


“He has been Visiting Professor at many universities in Nigeria, Germany, Canada and provided services for the United Nations.

“He has utilised nine fully-funded international research fellowships worldwide, including the highly prestigious United Nations University Fellowship, Germany and won 25 research grants with over 100 travel grants.


“The Council Chairman, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali, SAN while announcing the fourth substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University, thanked the Visitor and governor of the state for his consistent support which has made the University one of the fastest-growing universities in the country.”

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