Professor Kayode Adebowale of the Department of Chemistry, University of Ibadan has been named the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
The chairman of the University’s Governing Council, Odigie Oyegun said Adebowale emerged the best after a thorough process which he said was witnessed by representatives of the Federal Character Commission and the federal ministry of education
In a statement signed by Oyegun to announce the new vice-chancellor, he said the post of the vice-chancellor of the University of Ibadan became vacant on December 1, 2020, adding that in accordance with the provisions of the extant rules, the last governing council initiated the process of the appointment.
He explained the challenges they faced while appointing the new VC. The process was first abolished due to circumstances beyond control and then reinstated April, this year. He then congratulated Professor Adebowale on his new tenure.
“Today Thursday, 14 October 2021 the Joint Council-Senate Selection Board interviewed the eight (8) candidates shortlisted. Two (2) representatives of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), and the Representative of the Federal Ministry of Education were in attendance.”
“At the end of a very thorough, transparent and highly competitive exercise, Professor Kayode Oyebode Adebowale emerged as the best candidate for the position of Vice Chancellor. It is, therefore, my pleasure to present to you the new and the 13th vice-chancellor of this great University, University of Ibadan, Professor Kayode Oyebode Adebowale. We wish him success in his tenure.”
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