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The Board of Trustees of Elizade University (EU), Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, has approved the appointment of Prof. Olukayode Oladipo Amund as the third substantive vice chancellor of the institution.

Until his appointment, Prof. Amund was the Director, Distance Learning Institute of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Born about 65 years ago, Prof. Amund attended UNILAG where he graduated with First Class (Hons.) in Microbiology in June 1977. He proceeded to Cranfield Institute of Technology (now Cranfield University), United Kingdom for a Ph.D programme in Biotechnology and graduated in October 1982.

Prof. Amund joined the services of the University of Lagos in 1978 as a Graduate Assistant, and rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Microbiology in 1998 with specialty in Petroleum/Environmental Microbiology.

Amund is a fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB), United Kingdom, Institute of Policy Management Development (FIPMD) and the African Academy of Science (FAAS), Nairobi.

He has also held several administrative positions within the university system. He was the foundation vice chancellor of Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo City. Prof. Amund has served as the Dean, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Head, Departments of Botany and Microbiology, Dean of Students and Hall Master, among several other administrative positions held in the University of Lagos and other institutions in the country. He has also served as Chairman and member of several University Committees, Panels and Boards.

Prof. Amund has demonstrated outstanding scholarship with his academic publications. He has over 90 publications in learned International Journals and over 18 publications in local journals.

He has published widely on academic websites, especially the website of the United States’ National Centre for Biotechnology Information where he has over 56 Articles. He has presented 56 Papers/Posters at both

The new Vice-Chancellor has functioning research partnerships/linkages with twelve (12) international academics and has won several research grants worth millions of Naira for development-driven researches.


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