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Aderinto, Ekanola, Adebowale Others In Final 8 As 13th UI VC Emerges Today

The race for the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan will come to an end today as a new Vice-Chancellor will be unveiled today. Sixteen candidates out of which Professor Remi Raji withdrew from the race bringing the number down to fifteen are in the race.

Immediate Past Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Adeyinka Aderinto is topping the list of eight candidates shortlisted by the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan.

Sources at the Council revealed that the Council Chairman, Odigie Oyegun had assured all candidates of a level playing ground before each of the applicants took their turn to appear before the Council.

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The list of final eight which will now appear before the Vice-Chancellor Selection Board today indicated that Professor Adeyinka Aderinto led the screening followed by the acting Vice-Chancellor Prof A.B Ekanola, Professor H. Fawehinmi, Professor O. Farounbi, Professor B. Salako, the incumbent Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration Professor Kayode Adebowale came sixth while Professor G. Aderounmu and O. Ademowo shared the seventh and 8th positions respectively.
The shortlisted candidates are now to appear before the final Selection Board today (Thursday) while the 12th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan is expected to be announced later in the day.

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