The appointment of Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as the Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State Univerity was announced on Thursday.
Below are seven things to know about her:
- The 57-year-old academic was born on April 23, 1964, in Lagos State.
- She attended Anglican Girls Grammar School, Surulere, 1974-1979; Methodist Girls High School, Yaba and the Lagos College of Science and Technology.
- Olatunji-Bello also schooled at the University of Ibadan, 1982-85; University of Lagos, 1987 and University of Texas, Health Science Centre, San Antonio, USA, 1994-1998.
- She assumed duty as the first professor of Physiology in LASU College of Medicine on the 2nd of October 2007.
- Professor Olatunji-Bello is known for her brilliant academic work and she has over 53 publications to her credit; excluding papers, she has read at both local and international conferences.
- She is the wife of the Lagos State Commissioner of Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello.
- With her appointment, she becomes the ninth Vice Chancellor of the state varsity and the second female to occupy the office.