By Tinuade Salami
The University of Lagos has elected two new Deputy Vice-Chancellors to oversee the
affairs of the Institution.
They are the immediate past Director of Distant Learning Institute Prof. Ben Ogbhojafor
now Deputy Vice-Chancellor Management Services and immediate past Provost of the College
of Medicine, University of Lagos, Prof. Folashade Ogunsola now Deputy Vice-Chancellor
The Immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor; Management Services and Guest of honour
at this month’s edition of ‘An Hour with the Doyen’, on Thursday, Prof. Duro Oni disclosed this
in his congratulatory message to the newly elected Deputy Vice Chancellors.
According to him, the duos were elected yesterday by the University’s Senate
Oni noted that with the two newly elected Deputy Vice-Chancellors, University of Lagos
now has three Deputy Vice-Chancellors with Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Research
Prof. Toyin Ogundipe.
In his presentation titled “Self Improvement Effort: a Panacea for Survival in the
University environment and beyond”. Oni noted that Self- Improvement was a critical factor in
the Socio-economic development of an individual and a nation.
While stressing that life is dynamic and progressive; the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor
said improving one’s self ultimately rubbed off on the society hence the best way to improve the
world was to improve oneself.
He said individuals must continue to improve not only to maximize their potentials but
also to live a fulfilled life.
Prof. Oni challenged members of staff at the programme to shun mediocrity and the
whining groups who were always complaining about everything.
He said they should rather engage in educational self improvement which could later
translate to success stories in future and especially when opportunities present themselves.
He cited himself as an example and went down memory lane narrating how at a time
there was a need for a professor to head his unit but all five of his colleagues including himself
were not eligible. According to him he then chose to pursue his Ph.D. and that decision had paid
off as his life never remained the same. He concluded that he focused on self-improvement.
At the event, the University’s registrar, Dr. Taiwo Ipaye thanked everyone for gracing the
occasion and she led the presentation of gift to the immediate past Vice-Chancellor.