Ajimobi appoints Salami as Tech-U pioneer VC
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state has announced the appointment of Prof. Ayobami Salami, a Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) as the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan.
The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Olalekan Alli who disclosed this in a statement said the appointment of Prof. Salami was with immediate effect for a term of five years.
Prof Salami was until his appointment also the Director, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Studies at the OAU. The statement further described the new Tech-U VC as a widely travelled scholar and internationally-sought after environmental consultant with previous teaching and research experience in University of the Gambia, The Gambia; University of Dar es Sallam, Tanzania and International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Enschede, The Netherlands.
Alli explained that Tech-U, a newly licensed tertiary institution situated in an industrial hub of the state Free Trade Zone designed to accommodate 175 manufacturing concerns, was an initiative of the state government to train students on practical experience of their scholastic activities, adding that the university is founded on the principle of unique innovation, research collaboration, exceptional service, integrity, excellence and the uplifting of human conditions.
According to him, Tech-U is committed to the efficient and responsible use of science, technology, engineering and innovation in solving societal problems, while maintaining a culture of entrepreneurship anchored on quality programmes that are responsive and financially suitable, adding that the university is expected to commence full academic activities in September 2017.