Olusola Kehinde Becomes FUNNAB Acting Vice-Chancellor

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The Governing Council and  Senate of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNNAB), Abeokuta has ratified the appointment of Prof Olusola Kehinde as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University, as immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako bowed out on completion of his tenure

Professor Kehinde, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Development, has been directed to assume office.

The Acting Vice-chancellor is a Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics.

He attended the University of Ibadan where he obtained a B.Sc Degree in Agricultural Biology, Second Class Honours, in 1987; M.Sc in 1990 and a Ph.D. in 1994.

He began his lecturing career at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in March, 1994 as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Plant Breeding and Seed Technology, and rose through the ranks to become a professor in 2007.

The acting vice-chancellor has served the University in various capacities including as Dean, College of Plant Science and Crop Production; Director, Institute For Human Resources and Development (INHURD), and member, Federal  University OF Agriculture(FUNNAB) Governing Council.

Speaking after assuming office on Tuesday, Prof. Kehinde promised quality and responsible leadership and called for the cooperation and support of staff, students and other stakeholders.
The acting VC admitted that he is not unaware of the enormity of the responsibilities of his office, especially during a transition period, and called on all and sundry to pursue the transition with all sense of responsibility to the university.
“As acting Vice-Chancellor, I am not unaware of the enormity of the responsibilities of the office, especially during a transition period. I, however, plead that we pursue the transition with all sense of responsibility to the university, he stated.
“As management, we shall open all channels of communication and I urge us all to address any form of grievances using the appropriate procedures without causing embarrassment to the system,” Kehinde emphasized.

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