By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
A lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Femi Mimiko, is among the last six candidates shortlisted for the position of vice-chancellor at the University of Ibadan.
Mimiko, who is of the department of political science, and VC of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, AAUA, between 2010 and 2015 is the only ‘outsider’ among the six nominated from the initial 18.
Others are the current deputy vice-chancellor, Kayode Adebowale, a former DVC, Abideen Aderinto, Olusegun Ademowo, Olatunde Farombi and Babatunde Salako, all of whom are homegrown professors.
It was learnt that the list would be pruned down today to 3 by the 5-man panel which included Nde Joshua Waklek, who is chairman of council Sir Ben Okoronkwo, Dr (Ms) Uchena Uba who is representing the ministry of education, Prof. Ezekiel Ayoola and Prof. Peter Olapegba.
A source who confirmed the development added that “The shortlisted candidates are expected to meet with the selection board on October 28, after which the report of the interview with selection board will be considered at a Council meeting slated for October 28.
“By November, a new VC will emerge and take over by December 1, 2020 when Prof. Idowu Olayinka would have completed his tenure,” the source added.