UI Senate recommends extension of tenure for Ekanola as Acting VC

University of Ibadan

The acting Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Ibadan (UI), Prof. Adebola Ekanola has been recommended to the Governing Council of the university by the Senate for reappointment as acting Vice-Chancellor (VC) for another term of six months.

The university’s Director of Communications, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, disclosed this to newsmen in Ibadan on Monday.

Ekanola, a Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academics, was appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor on Dec. 1, 2020, following an impasse in the appointment of a substantive Vice-Chancellor.

The Act setting up the university provides that an acting VC should hold office for a term of six months, which expires on May 30.

Professor Adebola Ekanola

Oladejo said he was not aware of anybody opposing the reappointment of Ekanola, as every member of the Senate was at the meeting where the decision was reached on Monday.

He said: “I am only interested in the decision of the Senate of the University, not about speculations.

“Individuals at the Senate meeting had the opportunity to canvass for the position today, how come those speculating didn’t win there?

“Everybody talked and canvassed their opinions there and it was agreed that Ekanola should be reappointed.”

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