Outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Prof. Rahamon Bello yesterday disclosed that the institution had produced 292 professors; and over 200,000 graduates within the last 55 years of its existence.
According to Bello, 104 of the professors and 50,785 graduates; amounting to 35 per cent and 25 per cent of the figures; were produced within the last five years he assumed the leadership of the 55-year-old university.
The vice-chancellor disclosed this yesterday at a media briefing held as part of activities; to mark the end of his tenure of office as the university Vice Chancellor.
Bello’s tenure expires on November 10.
Bello, who said he was relieved to be passing the baton of leadership to his successor; who is also the incumbent Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics and Research, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, noted that; his major challenges while in office included funding and infrastructural decay.
According to Bello, although the death of his predecessor; and an attempt by former President Goodluck Jonathan to rename the university after the late business mogul. Chief Moshood Abiola was no doubt a big challenge to his administration.
He said: “Our administration set out to make strong impression on the several development of the university. And despite seemingly insurmountable challenges, we have been able to make remarkable achievements. In physical planning, infrastructural development, academics and research, general administration; and bursary, safety and health services and welfare.”