While unveiling the new helmsman for the faith-based private university on Thursday, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), described Asaju as a round peg in a round hole, adding that he was the very best among all the applicants for the post.
He was unveiled to reporters after the a full meeting of Council at the institution. Olanipekun said Asaju’s choice was a unanimous decision after he came first in the interview conducted for shortlisted candidates Thursday morning.
According to him, Asaju scored 88 per cent in the interview to beat four other shortlisted candidates to emerge the new VC.
Eight persons applied for the job out of which five were shortlisted for interview, according to Olanipekun.
The erudite lawyer further explained that all the candidates went through a rigorous and painstaking interview process during which Asaju proved himself as the best.
He listed the outstanding factors that earned Asaju the job as merit, performance, antecedent and record, stressing: “the interview was thorough, painstaking and rigorous… Council at its full meeting this morning unanimously approved the appointment of Prof. Dapo Folorunsho Asaju as the third Vice Chancellor with effect from October 1. This new VC is the very best. We are proud of him.”
Asaju studied up to PhD at the University of Ilorin. He became a professor in 2004. Asaju is lecturer at the Lagos State University (LASU). He was Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts, Member of Council, Lagos State University (LASU) and a visiting associate professor, Bayreuth University, Germany, among others.