Wife of the Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, has been named the Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University, Ojo
Ibiyemi is the wife of Mr. Tunji Bello, who is one of the aides of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The new substantive VC, who is a 1985 Psysiology graduate of the University of Ibadan is a former Acting VC, LASU.
She is the first female vice Chancellor of the state owned university and the ninth substantive VC of the institution.
Born on April 23, 1964, the professor started her primary education at Anglican Girls Primary School, Surulere, from 1970 to 1974 and her secondary education at Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School, Surulere, between 1974 and 1979.
Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello then proceeded to Methodist Girls High School, Yaba, and Lagos State College of Science and Technology, Ikosi Campus where she did her “A” level in 1982. For her university education, she attended the University of Ibadan from 1982 to 1985 where she bagged a BSc (Hons) in Physiology.
She joined the University of Lagos and rose through the ranks from Assistant Lecturer (1988-1991), Lecturer II between 1991 and 1996, Lecturer I from 1996 to 1999, Senior Lecturer (1999 – 2005), Associate Professor between 2005 and October 1st 2007, all in the College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Idiaraba.
She assumed duty as the First Professor of Physiology in Lagos State University College of Medicine on the 2nd of October, 2007.