Staff protest alleged imposition of UI VC

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Some staff of the University of Ibadan on Wednesday protested against what they termed as ‘imposition’ of some candidates for the position of Vice-Chancellor of the University.

DAILY POST gathered that no fewer than eighteen professors are jostling for the position of the University’s Vice-Chancellor.

The tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka will expire in November this year.

The new Vice-Chancellor is expected to resume duty on December 1st 2020.

DAILY POST, however, learnt that six out of the eighteen professors have been shortlisted.

The shortlisted candidates are; Prof Kayode Adebowale, Professor Olusegun Ademowo, Professor Olatunde Farombi, Professor Abideen Aderinto, Professor Babatunde Salako and Professor Femi Mimiko.

Some staff of the institution, however, on Wednesday protested against alleged imposition of candidates on them.

The protest has led to the closing of the main gate of the institution.

Our correspondent gathered that security agents at the main entrance of the institution immediately closed the gate when the protest started.

Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo confirmed the protest.

He, however, noted that the protesting staff have rights to protest.

“Well, they have rights to protest. It is an appointment process.
They have to shortlist. It is a process.

“They have shortlisted 6 out of 18 and the 6 will meet selection Board”.

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