Following the directive of the Ministry of Education through the National Universities Commission (NUC) to the Senate of the University of Ibadan to select one from among them to act as the Vice-Chancellor, the University’s Senate on Monday appointed Prof Adeobola Babatunde Ekanola, the Current Deputy Vice-Chancellor( Academic) as Acting Vice-Chancellor
After about two hours of intense discussion, the Senate agreed that the process would not be by consensus but by voting.
It then called for nominations and seconding of nominations from members.
Senate members nominated for the election were:
Prof Adebola Babatunde Ekanola (Current Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic)
Professor Olanike Adeyemo (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Innovation and Strategic Partnerships)
Prof. A. Oluleye (former Dean, Fauclty of Technology)
Prof. Adigun Agbaje (Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic) and
Prof Gbemisola Oke (former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic)
According to speakers at the meeting, it was important that Senate took a united decision with demonstrated transparency in order to guard the autonomy of the university and prevent interference from government and politicians.
Members of Senate were therefore duly accredited afresh, and voting took place through secret ballot.
The result shows:
Prof Adebola Babatunde Ekanola coming tops with 275 votes
Professor Olanike Adeyemo (13) votes,
Prof. A. Oluleye (80) votes
Prof. Adigun Agbaje ( 15 )votes
Prof Gbemisola Oke (14 )votes
The Senate strongly ratified the results and adjourned.