TASUED Vice Chancellor Appointed0
The Ogun State Government has appointed the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Segun Awonusi, as the Vice Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu Ode.
A statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Adesina Kawonise, in Abeokuta on Monday, said the appointment of Awonusi, a professor of English Phonetics and Phonology, followed the recommendation of the Governing Council of the institution.
The commissioner succeeded the outgoing and pioneer Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kayode Oyesiku, whose tenure expires on March 31, 2010.
Awonusi, who was appointed a professor of English in 2000, Kawonise stated, was awarded a Ph.D in English/Linguistics with specialization in Phonetics from the University of London in 1985, while he had qualifications in Education, English Studies, Business Studies and Linguistics.
The 58-year-old commissioner, the statement added, had held key appointments at the University of Lagos, where he started his teaching career including Sub-dean, School of Post-Graduate Studies; Acting Dean, Faculty of Arts; University Orator; and Chairman, UNILAG Radio Station.