Osun governor, Rauf Aregbesola sacks Vice Chancellor of UNIOSUN

The Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has approved the termination of the appointment of the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Bashiru Okesina.

This was contained in an excerpt of the White Paper released on the crisis rocking the university. The excerpt was made available to our correspondent on Thursday by the media aide to the Governor, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon.

Aregbesola also accepted the recommendation for the dissolution of the Governing Council headed by Prof. Gabriel Olawoyin (SAN) but the council will still be in place until the process of the appointment of a new vice chancellor of the institution is completed.

The termination of appointment of Prof. Siyan Oyeweso, who is a deputy vice chancellor was also contained in the document. He was sacked for playing negative roles in the crisis.

He also warned the Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities at UNIOSUN, Dr. Oluseye Abiona for using the union for selfish purposes. Abiona was also relieved of his appointment as Coordinator of the Centre for Renewable Energy in the university.

The document read in part, “The Prof. A. B. Okesina-led Management should be terminated by relieving the Vice-Chancellor (Prof. A. B. Okesina), Registrar (Dr. J. O. Faniran) and Bursar (Mr. F. A. Lasisi) of their positions in Osun State University immediately.
“The appointment of Prof. Siyan Oyeweso should be terminated for: his negative roles in the crisis, his ambition-driven over-influence on the Vice-Chancellor which contributed immensely to the Vice-Chancellor’s irredeemable mistakes in the administration of the University.

“Prof. Wasiu Alamu Gbolagade should not be allowed to hold any position of responsibility in Osun State University for: his roles in the crisis, attending the two clandestine meetings against the Governing Council held in the Vice-chancellor’s house with other Principal Officers of the University.

“Prof. B. R. Olorede should be disallowed from holding positions of responsibility in Osun State University for the next five (5) years.

“The Bursar, ( Lasisi) Prof. Kizito Folorunso, Prof. Wasiu Alamu Gbolagade and any other person yet to refund the money paid to them as IGR proceeds should be made to make the refunds with immediate effect.”
The governor was silent on the panel recommendation that the six campuses of the university be reduced to three. The panel stated that the multi-campus nature of the university was having negative impact on it.

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