Three days after Prof. Kayode Adebowale was inaugurated as the 13th substantive Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, six professors, are currently jostling to fill the vacant positions of the deputy vice-chancellors (DVCs) in charge of administration, academics and research, innovation & strategic partnerships.
It was gathered that the new VC had nominated two candidates each for each position as provided for by Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amended Act 2003, after which one out of the candidates will emerge after an election conducted by the senate.
In accordance with the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act section 4(2) and (3) of Decree No. 11 of Universities Miscellaneous Provisions as amended, “where a vacancy occurs in the post of the deputy vice-chancellor, the vice-chancellor shall forward to the Senate a list of two (2) candidates for each post of deputy vice-chancellor”.
A statement by the institution’s directorate of public communication explains; “The Senate shall select for each vacant post one candidate from each list forwarded to it under sub-section (2) of this section and forward his name to the council for confirmation,”
Professors K. O. Oluwasemire, of the Department of Soil Resources Management, Faculty of Agriculture, and E. O. Ayoola, of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, were nominated for the deputy vice-chancellor administration role.
Professors Aderonke M. Baiyeroju, of the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine and D. A. Adeyemo, of the Department of Counseling and Human Development Studies, Faculty of Education, were nominated for the position of DVC academic.
Professors. O. G. Arinola, of the Department of Immunology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Oluyemisi A. Bamgbose, of the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law were nominated for DVC research, innovation and strategic partnership.