Oct 23, 2021

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Breaking: University of Ibadan finally set to announce name of vice chancellor

  • Everything is ready for the University of Ibadan to appoint a key Vice Chancellor for the next five years.
  • The 73-year-old university is under the leadership of an incumbent Vice Chancellor for the past few months .
  • The provisional position became imperative due to the indecision of the selection process in October 2020.

The University of Ibadan is today, Thursday, October 14, 2021, welcome the new Vice Chancellor, who will lead the university’s affairs for the next five years.

Professor Adebola Ekanola from the Philosophy Department has been appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor for six months appointed.

However, the term of office of Professor Ekanola was extended by a further six months due to the unresolved selection process.

In the future, the process after the appointment of a new one n Council chaired by. reappointed Chief Odigie Oyegun.

Sixteen people initially expressed their interest in becoming the 13th Vice Chancellor of the leading university.

However, one of the candidates, Professor Remi Raji Oyelade, withdrew from the race.

After the screening, eight candidates were eight candidates.

The candidates who will appear before the selection committee for Vice Chancellors today, Thursday October 14th, are Professor Adeyinka Aderinto, the incumbent Vice Chancellor, Prof. AB Ekanola, Professor H. Fawehinmi, Professor O Farounbi, Professor B Salako, the Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Administration, Professor Kayode Adebowale finished sixth, Professor G. Aderounmu and O. Ademowo.

The university community, and indeed the world, is waiting to who will lead the University of Ibadan in the next five years.

UI, UNILAG rise in the world r English List of Universities 2022 on

Previously, Legit.ng reported that the Times Higher Education (THE) had published its 2022 edition of the World University Rankings, which included more than 1,600 universities in 99 countries and territories.

The ranking is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure the performance of an institution in four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international orientation.

The University of Ibadan (UI) maintained its top position in the world rankings of universities in 2022, while the University of Lagos moved a step forward to second place in Nigeria and 501-600. from over 1,600 institutions around the world.