16 Professors jostle for position of Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan

1 week ago

No fewer than sixteen (16) Professors have indicated an interest in the role of a Vice-Chancellor at the University of Ibadan.

WAPLOADED gathered that the tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka comes to an end in November 2020.


The new Vice-Chancellor, when elected, will assume office for a single tenure of five (5) years on December 1st 2020.

Our correspondent, however, gathered on Sunday that sixteen Professors have indicated interest in succeeding the incumbent.

Those who have indicated interest and have been canvassing for votes from various stakeholders in the university included Professors Ta-hatu Kolapo Hamzat, Babatunde Lawal Salako, Babatunde Lateef Adeleke, Razaq Olatunde Rom Kalilu, Hakeem Fawehimi, Raheem Adebayo Lawal and Adeyinka Abideen Aderinto.

Others are Professors Clement Olusegun Kolawole, Olusegun George Ademowo, Emiola Olapade-Olaola, Oladele Olatunde Layiwola, Kayode Oyebode Adebowale, Temitope Alonge, Anthony Kadoye Onifade, Ebenezer Olatunde Farombi and Aderemi Raji Oyelade.

WAPLOADED gathered on Sunday that the sixteen candidates are expected to address stakeholders in the university at a debate tagged “The Voice of UI VC: Who is next” billed to take place on Thursday via zoom.

The University of Ibadan was founded in 1948, our correspondent gathered that since its creation, no indigene of Ibadan has held the position of a Vice-Chancellor.

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