Prof Kayode Adebowale Emerges UI’s 13th  Vice Chancellor

The current Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) of the University of Ibadan, Professor Kayode Adebowale has emerged as the 13th VC of the institution.

Adebowale defeated 15 other candidates to emerge the new vice chancellor.

The governing council of the University of Ibadan had earlier shortlisted no fewer than eight professors for the position of vice chancellor including Adebowale.

The ivory tower had since last year been controlled by acting vice chancellor, Professor Babatunde Ekanola, but with the emergence of Adebowale, the institution will now have a substantive VC.

The appointment of the acting vice chancellor became necessary due to the crisis that erupted over the appointment of a substantive VC last year.

The appointment came after the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past VC, Professor Idowu Olayinka, who left office on November 30th 2020.

It was, however, gathered that the governing council of the institution led by Chief John Oyegun had shortlisted eight of the candidates jostling to be 13th Vice Chancellor of the university.

The eight professors were shortlisted among the sixteen candidates who applied for the position included the immediate past deputy vice chancellor (Academic) Professor Adeyinka Aderinto.

It was gathered that Aderinto, who was head of department of Sociology, topped the list of eight candidates shortlisted by the governing council of the university.

Other contestants shortlisted for the position were acting vice chancellor, Professor Babatunde Ekanola, Professor H. Fawehinmi, Professor O. Farounbi and Professor Babatunde Salako.

Others were incumbent deputy vice chancellor administration, Professor Kayode Adebowale, Professor G. Aderounmu and O. Ademowo.

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