Four Ibadan indigenes, 12 others in race tobecome UI VC
Four indigenes of Ibadan are among 16 applicants for the post of Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI).
They are Professors Aderemi Raji-Oyelade, Oluwabunmi Olapade-Olaopa, Kayode Adebowale and Kolapo Amzat.
Their candidature is a boost to the campaign by the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) for an indigene to be appointed the next VC of the premier university.
But it is unclear if the process would permit such sentiment to influence who succeeds Prof. Abel Olayinka on December 1.
The new Vice Chancellor, when elected, will assume office for a single term of five years.
The applicants have been canvassing for votes from various stakeholders in the university community.
The remaining 12 are Professors Babatunde Salako, Babatunde Adeleke, Razaq Rom-Kalilu, Hakeem Fawehimi, Raheem Lawal and Adeyinka Aderinto.
Others are Professors Clement Kolawole, Olusegun Ademowo, Oladele Layiwola, Temitope Alonge, Anthony Kadoye Onifade and Ebenezer Farombi.
While Adebowale is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC Administration), Aderinto is DVC (Academic).
Olapade-Olaopa is the immediate past Provost, College of Medicine while Raji-Oyelade is a former dean, Faculty of Arts of the institution.