Former UI VC, Olayinka Returns To Department



The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka has returned to the institution’s Department of Geology, where he lectures before his appointment as VC.

Olayinka’s return to the Department comes after the completion of his five-year tenure yesterday Monday, November 30.

The ex VC who shared some of the moments on his Facebook profile, thanked the Head of Department for organising a befitting home-coming event for him.

“Reporting for duty this morning at the Department of Geology.

Olayinka signing in on Tuesday, December 1.

“Following the completion of my five-year stint as Vice-Chancellor, it was a thing of joy and pride to report to my Head of Department formally for work. This is the beginning of a new phase for a scholar as a class teacher and researcher. It feels great to be back to base,” Olayinka posted on his Facebook profile.

Olayinka is succeeded by Prof. Babatunde Ekanola, who will be in acting capacity for the next Six months, pending the appointment of a substantive VC.

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