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Lagos Appoints Sogunro As LASPOTECH’s Rector

Posted: Jul 1, 2015 at 12:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase


Mr. Samuel Oluyinka Sogunro, aged 54, has been appointed as the Lagos State Polytechnic’s 10th Rector effective June, 2015 by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. 

He was born on March 17, 1961, hails from Lagos Island Local Government of Lagos State.  He started his post-primary education at Ansar-Ud-Deen Grammar School, Surulere in 1975.

In 1980, he transferred to the Jubril Martins Memorial Grammar School, Iponri also in Lagos where he obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC). Between 1981 and 1983, he attended Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Isolo, Lagos for his Higher School Certificate (HSC).

His thirst for academics took him to the University of Lagos (UNILAG), where he bagged the Bachelor of Science (Education) degree in Mathematics in 1987 and a Master of Science degree in Statistics in 1996.

Mr. Sogunro’s career as an academic staff of the Lagos State Polytechnic began in January 1990, when he was appointed as a Lecturer III in the Department of Mathematics.  His appointment was confirmed in January 1992.

By the dint of hard work and determination, he made steady progress to the highest level in the academic cadre of the Polytechnic. He was promoted Lecturer II (October 1, 1993); Lecturer I (October 1, 1996); Senior Lecturer (October 1, 1999); Principal Lecturer (October 1, 2005).

He rose to the rank of a Chief Lecturer in the Mathematics Department, effective August 11, 2010 and Director of Academic Planning in the Polytechnic from 1st December, 2010 to 25th April, 2013.

He was appointed a Deputy Rector in charge of Administration on 26th April, 2013. Mr. Sogunro, apart from his current position, had held several managerial/administrative positions in the Polytechnic.

These include:  Coordinator, Mathematics, School of Part-Time Studies, Isolo; Ag. Director, School of Part-Time Studies, Isolo; Chairman, Central Examination Administration Committee, School of Part-Time Studies, Isolo; and  Deputy Rector, Administration among others.

As an academic, Mr. Samuel Oluyinka Sogunro has several publications that include; textbooks, journal articles, seminars and conference papers to his credit.