Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Mimiko, Salako, Five Others In For UI Vice Chancellor

Story By Akinola Emmanuel

A lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Femi Mimiko, is
among the last 6 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 6 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.

The list according to a source 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.

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.

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