UI VC Crisis: SSANU, NASU Petition Education Minister, Ask Outgoing VC To Proceed On Retirement Leave



The Joint Action Congress (JAC) comprising the Senior Staff Academics of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the University of Ibadan have asked the outgoing Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof Abel Idowu Olayinka to proceed on retirement leave.

The UI JAC stated this in a protest letter sent to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu on Friday urging him to wade into the ongoing crisis rocking the University.

The Precision NG reports that the selection process of the 13th VC of the premier varsity was suspended last week owing to the protest from union members in the institution against attempt by the present VC, Prof Olayinka to impose a candidate on them.

In the letter obtained by The Precision NG in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, the UI JAC also called for the cancelation of the selection process, while asking for a committee of former VCs of the University to oversee the selection process of a new VC.

According to them, the minister should prevail on the council of the University to consider all petitions written against the selection process by some members of the Senate who felt shortchanged during the electronic voting process which culminated in the selection of the aspirants for the interview.

The Precision NG reports that Six aspirants were shortlisted for the final interview last week Wednesday but reports had it that the council members led by NDE Joshua Waklek want to compromise the process to favour an aspirant who enjoys the support of the present VC, hence the shutting down of the varsity by union members.

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