Breaking: FG Intervenes In UI VC Selection Process, Orders Outgoing VC To Step Down

The main gate of the University if Ibadan


The federal government has intervened in the selection process of Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Ibadan.

Consequently it has directed the outgoing VC, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka to recuse himself from the process.

The Precision NG reports that Olayinka would be leaving office on November 30.

The FG also ordered the recommencement of the selection process while reinviting the initial 18 applicants for the coveted seat.

The FG’s order is contained in a letter obtained by The Precision NG and signed by the deputy Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Chris Maiyaki on behalf of the Minister of Education.

The letter was in response to UI Chairman of Council, NDE Joshua Waklek, notifying the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu on the council’s decision to continue the selection process after the first attempt on October 28 was cancelled following protests by Non-teaching staff of the University.

The letter below:

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Meanwhile, an attempt by the outgoing VC, Prof. Olayinka to reconvene an emergency senate meeting today Wednesday, November 25 has been resisted by some members of the senate.

Some of the Professors who declined to attend the meeting said it is totally out of place for them to be invited to a meeting barely 24 hours without adequate preparations.

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