Lecturers and other staff of the University of Ibadan (UI) protested the announcement of the new vice-chancellor (VC), whose selection has been tagged as an “imposition”.
The selection of the new VC comes on the heels of the expiration of the tenure of the current VC, Idowu Olayinka, whose tenure is said to expire November this year, while the new vice-chancellor is expected to resume on December 1st, 2020.
Additional sources have revealed that over seventeen professors jostled for the position of the university’s vice-chancellor.
The other candidates were revealed to be Kayode Adebowale, Olusegun Ademowo, Olatunde Farombi, Abideen Aderinto, Babatunde Salako, Femi Mimiko, and several other professors.
The protest led by lecturers and school staff saw a huge outcry concerning the imposition of the newly selected VC, eventually leading to an unavoidable closure of the school’s main gate.