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UI VC Fallout: Council Chairman To Meet Education Minister Today

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Due to the inability of the University of Ibadan Governing Council to appoint a substantive Vice Chancellor for the 72-year old premier University by Nov. 30, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has summoned Mr Joshua Waklek, to a meeting in Abuja today, Wednesday, December 2.

The invitation of the Pro- Chancellor and Chairman of Council , Joshua Waklek, is contained in a letter from the National Universities Commission (NUC) directing Waklek to be in Abuja on Wednesday to come and brief the Minister.

The directive which was given by Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, NUC Executive Secretary and signed by Dr Suleiman Ramon- Yusuf, Deputy Executive Secretary (Academic) and dated Nov. 27, 2020, was on the directive of the Malam Adamu Adamu .

“The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council is also directed to attend a meeting with the Hon. Minister of Education in his office on Wednesday on Dec. 2, 2020 at 11am to brief the Hon. Minister on developments following the ministerial directives on the resolution of the Impasse” it reads.

It will be recalled that the premier University of Ibadan has been embroilled in crisis on the appointment of the new vice Chancellor to take over from Prof. Idowu Olayinka, whose five year tenure expired on Monday Nov. 30.

Following the impasse, the NUC had directed the council to ensure the appointment of an acting vice chancellor which the Senate of the institution complied with by electing Prof. Adebola Ekanola, the DVC academic in the acting capacity for six months.

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