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Deputy vice chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University is dead

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Oyo State, Prof. Jacob Adeniyi, is dead.

According to available information, the DVC passed on at his residence in Bodija, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

It was learnt that the professor of computer science died after a brief illness.

This was also after he had earlier received treatment at the University College Hospital, Ibadan before returning to his residence.

Confirming the demise of Adeniyi to newsmen, the Registrar of Ajayi Crowther University, Dr Jadesola Babatola, described the late professor as an astute personality and distinguished scholar.

Babatola said: “Adeniyi, who is a professor of Computer Science, played a pivotal role in setting up the Department of Computer Science of the University.

“Before his appointment as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, where he had served for two tenures before he fell ill, he had served the university as the Head of Department (HOD) of Computer Science and the Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences.”

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Timothy Adebayo, also expressed his regret over the passing away of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

Adebayo noted that he had led the university management to pay a condolence visit to the wife of the deceased, Mrs Abosede Adeniyi, the children and family members at their Bodija residence in Ibadan.

He lamented that “the family and the society at large has lost a gem whose wealth of experience is unquantifiable.

“He left good legacies behind.

“The university management has promised the family to play its role in giving him a befitting burial when the burial is set.”

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