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Kayode Fayemi Sacks Ekiti State University VC

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. Photo: Premium Times Nigeria
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State. Photo: Premium Times Nigeria

The Executive Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, has sacked the Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University, (EKSU) Adi-Ekiti, Prof. Sam Oye-Bandele. He also sacked the Provost of the state’s College of Education, Mojisola Oyarekua.

The development by the state Governor came after considering and adopting the white papers on the reports of the Visitation and Fact Finding Panels on the institutions.

Fayemi also removed the Chief Medical Director of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Kolawole Ogundipe for related reasons.

In a statement by the governor’s chief press secretary, Olayinka Oyebode, on Tuesday, the most senior officials in the institutions are to take over the running of the institutions pending the appointment of substantive heads.

“In the case of EKSU, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Prof. Olubunmi Ajayi, is to take charge in an acting capacity pending the appointment of a substantive Vice Chancellor by the Governing Council,” he stated.

Oyebode further said that the Governor also approved the appointment of Folakemi Falore as the sole administrator of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero-Ekiti.
“In the case of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, the sole administrator is responsible for implementing the White Paper,” he added.

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It is recall that the governor set up panels in October last year to look into allegations of mismanagement and other problems facing the institutions.
The panels turned in their reports in early January, with a promise by the governor that the recommendations would be taken seriously.
He had said that the action was not “witch hunt” but to sanitize the sectors and make them viable and productive.

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