UI gets new VC

The Senate of the University of Ibadan (UI) has announced Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka as the institution’s vice chancellor.
The Professor of Geology, who will resume after the expiration of the tenure of Prof. Isaac Adewole on December 1, is the first from the Faculty of Science.
Announcing the new VC, who is the 12th in the history of the university, the Chairman of the Council and Pro-chancellor, Dr. Umar Musa Mustapha, said of the 13 professors who applied, Prof. Olayinka was chosen.
There was an applause as the pro-chancellor announced the 57-year-old professor as the new VC.
Beaming with smiles, the new VC said it was a great opportunity for him to serve the university. According to him, “the university belongs to everybody because anybody from Ibadan is of outstanding qualities. The students are going to be the core of our programmes, while we will not neglect the workers. We will fast-track accelerated development through consolidation.”
The outgoing VC, Prof. Adewole, described the event as historical, “as this will be the first time a news conference of this nature will be addressed, with the outgoing and incoming in attendance.”

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