The Senate of the University of Ibadan on Wednesday approved the appointment of Professor Idowu Olayinka as the new Vice Chancellor of the institution. Olayinka, 57, is to assume office on December 31.
He noted that out of the 13 candidates that jostled for the post, only 6 professors were short-listed and the new VC emerged as the candidate.
In his words: “Olayinka would use the next two months for learning processes from his predecessor and the outgoing VC, Professor Isaac Adewole. The screening committee short-listed three among the 13 professors that were interested in the job but the new VC made it at the interview conducted for them.”
He pledged to extend his hand of fellowship to the new VC as he urged staff and students of the institution to extend the support he received during his tenure to the new VC.
The new VC in his first remarks pledged to improve on the legacies on ground and reposition the institution to be a globally relevant institution of learning.