BREAKING: Adebowale emerges as UI’s thirteenth substantive VC


The incumbent deputy vice-chancellor guilty of administration at the College of Ibadan, Kayode Adebowale, has emerged because the 13th substantive vice-chancellor of the institution.

He defeated the incumbent performing vice-chancellor, Adebola Ekanola, and 14 others in a keenly contested project that took practically 300 and sixty five days to resolve.

The chairman of the college’s governing council and prone chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Odigie Oyegun, made the announcement at precisely 7: 57 p.m on Thursday.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported earlier on Thursday that the announcement would be made later in the day.

Announcing the original vice-chancellor, Mr Oyegun acknowledged Mr Adebowale emerged the suitable after a thorough project which he renowned used to be witnessed by representatives of the Federal Personality Payment and the Federal Ministry of Education.

Oyegun in suit leading the charge. Photos: Mariam Ileyemi

An announcement in my knowing signed by Mr Oyegun to squawk the original vice-chancellor is reproduced underneath:



The post of the Vice Chancellor of College of Ibadan turn into vacant on December 1, 2020, and primarily based completely on the provisions of the extant rules, the last Governing Council initiated the approach of the appointment. Nonetheless, the approach used to be aborted by the Visitor attributable to the conditions past preserve a watch on, which led to the dissolution of Council for the time being. A original Governing Council used to be inaugurated in April this year and it decided in its wisdom to start the approach afresh. A original advert used to be placed in July this year and after the expiration of the advert, fourteen (14) candidates utilized for the suppose.

In accordance to the College Acts, Search Team used to be therefore constituted to see for merely individuals who could well additionally merely now not note on their very bear volition. On the pause of the exercise, extra two capabilities had been bought and this brought the series of the applicants to sixteen (16).

On Wednesday, 13 October 2021, Council interacted with all fifteen (15) candidates. All participants of Council scored the candidates using favorite Council pointers. On the pause of the exercise, eight (8) candidates in tell of advantage had been shortlisted for the closing interview. On the meeting, two (2) participants of Council, as required by Legislation, had been additionally appointed. Earlier in the week, Senate had elected two (2) participants of Senate to serve on the Different Board for the appointment of the Vice Chancellor.

Nowadays Thursday, 14 October 2021 the Joint Council-Senate Different Board interviewed the eight (8) candidates shortlisted. Two (2) representatives of the Federal Personality Payment (FCC), and the Consultant of the Federal Ministry of Education had been in attendance. On the pause of a extraordinarily thorough, clear and extremely competitive exercise, Professor Kayode Oyebode Adebowale emerged because the suitable candidate for the suppose of Vice Chancellor.

The Governing Council at its merely concluded meeting at the original time idea to be the report of the Different Board and favorite the advice of the Board to nominate Professor Kayode Oyebode Adebowale because the subsequent Vice Chancellor of the College of Ibadan.

It’s a ways, therefore, my pleasure to contemporary to you the original and the 13th Vice Chancellor of this extensive College, College of Ibadan, Professor Kayode Oyebode Adebowale. We would like him success in his tenure.

Thank you.

John E.Ok. Odigle-Oyegun Knowledgeable-Chancellor and Chairman of Council

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