The university authorities said Arigbabu will hold the office until the appointment of a substantive vice chancellor. The outgoing vice chancellor, Prof Oluyemisi Obilade, was appointed in 2013.
“The Governing Council has appointed the incumbent Deputy Vice Chancellor following the successful tenure of Professor Obilade who will complete her tenure on Monday. So Professor Arigbabu will take charge from there. .
The acting vice chancellor holds a Bachelor of Science (Education) in Mathematics (Second Class Upper) from the University of Lagos and Master of Science in Mathematics from the same university. He had his Ph.D. from University of South Africa, Pretoria for Mathematics, Science and Technology with specialisation in Mathematics Education.
He is a member of several academic and professional associations like Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN), Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (STAN), Nigerian Mathematical Society (NMS), Southern African Association for Researchers in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE) and the Science Association of Nigeria (SAN).