The recently sacked UNILAG VC, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe is presently on the premises of the University Campus, leading the protest by the ASUU, even as the University Senate rejects his sacking.
Rising from its emergency meeting held on Thursday morning, by 88 members and anchored by Prof Chioma Ago, a former Dean of the Faculty of Law, the institution’s Senate said the removal of Ogundipe was against UNILAG’s regulation, adding that the Council removed Ogundipe without giving him the opportunity to defend himself.
They also kicked against the appointment of Prof Omololu Soyombo as Acting Vice Chancellor of the institution.
“Part of the condition for the removal of a Vice Chancellor is that a joint committee of the Senate and Governing Council must sit and investigate with three representatives from each side.
The Senate was never represented, the Senate was never consulted, the Senate never knew the allegations against their member.
“The removal of Prof Ogundipe did not follow the Act establishing the university. He was not given fair hearing and the opportunity to defend himself.
“The Senate therefore rejects the removal of Prof Ogundipe and the appointment of an Acting VC.”