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Anchor University Lagos Appoints Ex-EKSU Boss As New VC




Anchor University Lagos Appoints Ex-EKSU Boss As New VC

Former Vice-Chancellor of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, has been appointed as new Vice-Chancellor of Anchor University, Lagos.

The new VC, Naija News understands, holds a First Class degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Benin in 1983.

He also had his Master’s and PhD degrees from the University of Ibadan and became a Professor in 2001.

Confirming Bandele’s appointment, the Registrar of the varsity, Moses Salami, said the academician assumed office on Tuesday after the handing over ceremony at the Senate Chambers.

Bandele took over from the pioneer VC, Prof. Joseph Afolayan.

The former VC while giving his valedictory speech, recounted several achievements of the institution, despite its “teething problems”.

Afoloyan acknowledged that the institution had established strong links and entered into collaborations with several institutions and organisations locally and internationally.

In his remark, the new VC, Bandele described his appointment as divine and a dream come through.

He lauded Afoloyan for the great achievements recorded within the last five years he had served the institution.

Bandele in excitement pledged to take the institution to greater heights. He outlined his three-point agenda of enrolment, enrichment and engagement, to ensure that the vision of the institution’s founding fathers was realised.

He said, “I will focus on enrolment, enrichment and engagement. We need enrolment so we can have enough students to come and see the good things that are here.

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“In terms of structure, we have it and very few universities can boast of what we have here. Therefore my major preoccupation will be to bring AUL to the visibility of the world. The enrolment must be enriched both financially, spiritually and I will engage the staff so we can make AUL globally competitive.”