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Oyo State Governor, Engineer ‘Seyi Makinde has approved the appointment of Dr. Taiwo Abideen Lasisi as Acting Rector of the Ibadan Polytechnic.

This is contained in a statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for

Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Salihu Adelabu and made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Saturday.

The statement stated further, that Dr. Taiwo Lasis is to serve in an acting capacity for six months with the effectiveness of 25th March, 2024 till 25th September, 2024.

He explained that the appointment became imperative following the expiration of the tenure of the Prof Kazeem Adebiyi on 24th March, 2024.

He said that the government looks forward to his hard work, diligence, and professionalism in realizing its mission for the institution.

Dr. Lasis,is a committed academic with wide experience in applied sciences with special skills in Statistics for national development.

He received a Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Statistics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Statistics (Time Series Analysis) from the University of Botswana, Botswana, South Africa.

He has a very significant experience working in the administration of academic units in tertiary institutions.

He was a former Dean of Student Affairs and Director of Academic Planning and Control Unit, The Polytechnic Ibadan, among other administrative responsibilities that he has upheld in my academic career.

He lectured at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology as an acting Head of the Department of Statistics to date.

He belongs to two foremost social cultural groups in Ibadan, Ibadan Solidarity Group(ISG) and Ibadan Action Council(IAC), both are affiliates of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes(CCII).

He is happily married and blessed with children.

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