The Wife of Tunji Bello, Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University, LASU. Her appointment was announced in a statement by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotoso, titled, ‘Sanwo-Olu approves appointment of Vice Chancellor for LASU’, on Thursday. “Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Olusola-Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as the 9th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University. “Professor Olatunji-Bello was appointed following a recommendation by the Joint Committee of Council and Senate of LASU in accordance with the LASU Law, Cap 169 Vol 7, Laws of Lagos State. Olatunji Bello, a professor of medicine, had served as Acting Vice-Chancellor in the past before the elevation.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced on Tuesday that tertiary institutions are allowed to set their cut-off marks for admission into their institutions. This decision was taken by the board during their 2021 policy meeting which was chaired by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
The Lagos State Government has said it will resume the year 2021/2022 academic session for public and private schools across the state on Monday, September 13, 2021. Model colleges and upgraded schools will resume in batches from September 19. Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo in a statement said for model and upgraded, SS2 students seeking placement into SS3 will resume September 19, and revision for this class would run from 20th to 26th September while promotion examination to SS3 class would start from 27th September to 8th October 2021.
Ex-Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, and five other global figures have joined the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs as senior fellows. The Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs is a department in the prestigious Yale University that specializes in education, research, and scholarships on global affairs.