Kalilu: Professor of Arts is LAUTEC’s new VC


From June 12, 2024, Razaq Olatunde Rom Kalilu , a professor of art and history, will be the substantive Vice Chancellor of  Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.

Governor Oluseyi Makinde of Oyo State has ratified his appointment, as announced in a statement on Tuesday.Kalilu is an alumnus of the University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University) and the University of Ibadan. He holds a PhD from the University of Ibadan (1992).

He began working at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology on September 1, 1992. His appointment as a professor of Arts and Arts History was on October 1, 1999. He was appointed acting vice-chancellor on June 12, 2023. Before joining the university, Advertising, elementary, secondary, college of education, and polytechnic education systems were all areas of expertise for Kalilu.

According to the statement issued by the state’s Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Salihu Adelabu, Kalilu will serve for a single term of five years with effect from June 12.

Makinde is quoted as saying that his government looked forward to Kalilu’s hard work, diligence and professionalism in realising the administration’s mission for the institution.

“Prof Kalilu, a well established figure in the world of art and art history, joined the service of LAUTECH on Sept 1, 1992.

“He was pronounced a Professor of Arts and History, Department of Fine and Applied Arts,
Faculty of Environmental Sciences on Oct 1, 1999.

“Kalilu, an alumnus of the prestigious University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Osun State and the University of Ibadan, Ibadan Oyo State, is a specialist in Form and Material

“He is a member of several academic and intellectual organisations, such as the Australian Ceramic Society; the International Association of Astronomical Artists and a Fellow of the Society of Nigerian Artists,” the statement read in part.

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