The University of Ibadan Governing Council has announced Professor Kayode Adebowale, as the new Vice Chancellor of the premier university.
“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, chairman of the governing council, John Odigie-Oyegun, announced in a statement he personally signed Thursday night.
According to the Chairman, Governing Council, Prof Adebolwale, deputy vice chancellor (Administration) came top after interview conducted for 15 candidates including the acting vice chancellor, Prof Ekanola.
“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,” Odigie-Oyegun said.
Prompt News recalls that after the tenure of the erstwhile vice chancellor, Prof Idowu Olayinka, in December 2020, a new vice chancellor could not emerge through a smooth process.
Consequently, the Senate of the university chose Professor Babatunde Ekanola as acting vice chancellor for the initial period of six months.