As today marks the end of Professor Abel Idowu Olayinkaçs Tenure, The Senate of the University of Ibadan Today, 30th of November elected Professor Adebola Ekanola as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University.
Ekanola, who’s currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, is from the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts.
Ekanola is to take over from the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, whose tenure ends today, November 30, 2020.
At the start of the Special Senate meeting,Professor Olanike Adeyemo was unanimously agreed to preside after the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, Professor Adebola Ekanola was excused from presiding. Also, Candidates were nominated as the House went against a sole candidature for the position
As the meeting went by, Professor Olanike Adeyemo was nominated and The meeting was later presided over by the Provost, College of Medicine, Prof. Olayinka Omigbodun.
A total of Five candidates nominated by the senate members and their names are: Professors Adebola Ekanola, Olanike Adeyemo (current serving DVCs) Adigun Agbaje, Gbemisola Oke (former DVCs), and Ayo Oluleye from the Department of Industrial & Production Engineering.
After the nomination, the House went on ten minutes break and the period was used for the accreditation of the Senate members to put the nominations to vote.
At the end of the election, Ekanola scored 275 votes out of 400 total votes to emerge the Acting Vice Chancellor.