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LASU pioneer vice chancellor dies at 81

Pioneer vice chancellor of Lagos State University, Ojo Folabi Olumide has died.

A statement by the management of the Lagos State University said Olumide died today, Friday, 8th January, 2021, after a brief illness at the age of 81 years.

According to the statement made available to BusinessDay, “Late Folabi Olumide, a Nigerian Academic and Medical Surgeon would be remembered for being the pioneer Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, between 1983 – 1988, amongst other notable feats.

Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, vice chancellor, LASU commiserates with his family, the LASU Community, Friends and Associates on this irreplaceable loss. He prays that the Almighty God gives the Family and all, the soothing comfort to bear this great loss.

As a mark of honour, respect and appreciation in respect of his achievements during his stint as the first Vice Chancellor of the University, the University Management renamed in 2020 the LASU Health Centre as “Folabi Olumide Health Centre”

Meanwhile, the Board of the Lagos State University International School (LASUIS) has presented a plaque of honour to the 8th substantive vice chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. ‘Lanre Fagbohun in his office,

Ayodeji Badejo, chairperson, Lagos State University International School (LASUIS) and former Dean, Faculty of Education while presenting the award, commended the Vice Chancellor for the support that the International School enjoyed during his administration.

Badejo said members of the LASU International School Board are here to show appreciation for all that you have done for the School. “You opened doors to the School about Four (4) years ago and this has really gone a long way to provide means of livelihood for members of staff at the International School.” She said.

In his remark, the Vice Chancellor, Lanre Fagbohun, expressed deep appreciation to the members of LASUIS Board, Principal and members of staff for the honour done him.

He stated that all the members of the International School including the Distinguished Board Members assisted the Lagos State University Management to achieve so many things part of what the University is presently celebrating. “You made it to happen…when we had the vision, we said let’s share the view with the people of like minds…today that school is a testimony for all of us.”, he said.

The outgoing Vice Chancellor assured the Board and members present that the second building for the International School would soon be completed. He said that “…what you have done for me today will serve as motivational factor to do more wherever I will be…if we continue with what we do, the School will be a Secondary School to beat. I thank you and I am so grateful. God bless you” Fagbohun said.

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