The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has approved the appointment of Prof Edward Olanipekun as the new Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.
Olanipekun, a Professor of Chemistry is former Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies of the University.
The appointment, according to a statement by Chief Press Secretary o the governor, Yinka Oyebode, takes immediate effect.
Olanipekun, a native of Ado Ekiti metropolis was the former Chairman, Ilorin Zone of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Olanipekun is to replace Prof Olubunmi Ajayi, who has been in acting capacity since last year December, 2019.
Ajayi came into office following the sack of a Professor of Educational Evaluation, Sam Oye Bandele by Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Bandele was sacked following the recommendation of a visitation panel sent led by former Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Prof. Bamitale Omole sent by Fayemi on a fact-finding mission to the institution.
Bandele was appointed on December 3, 2015 by then Governor Ayodele Fayose to succeed a Professor of Soil Science, Dipo Aina, who led the university for four years.