Professor Kayode Adebowale emerges as University of Ibadan 13th Vice Chancellor

Segun Showunmi in Ibadan

The Joint Senate-Council Selection Board of the University of Ibadan has appointed  Professor Kayode Adebowale  as the 13th Vice Chancellor of the institution, who before the appointment was the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin) of the University.

Penpushing reports that, emergence of Adebowale followed the final screening by the board which took place on Thursday at the Adeoye Lambo Senate Chamber, having screened 15 applicants for the position.

The eight successful candidates participated in the final interview after which three candidates were selected, while those who scaled through screening on Wednesday include the Acting Vice Chancellor Prof. Adebola Ekanola, Professors Yinka Aderinto, Adebowale, Ademowo and Salako.

Penpushing further reports that, the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of the Govering Council, John Odigie-Oyegun, while unveiling the new Vice Chancellor   at a press conference  held at the Conference room of the  Vice Chancellor’s office  said the candidate emerged after a rigorous exercise.

“On Wednesday, 13 October, 2021 Council interacted with all 15 candidates. All members of Council score the candidates using approved Council guidelines. At the end, eight candidates in order of merit were shortlisted for the final interview;, he explained.

“At the meeting two members of council as required by law were also appointed. Earlier in the week, Senate had elected two members of Senate to serve on the Selection Board for the appointment of the Vice Chancellor’.

“Today, Thursday the Joint Council-in-Senate Selection Board interviewed the eight candidates shortlisted. Two representatives of the Federal Ministry of Education were in attendance.’, the chairman stated

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