UI to get acting VC tomorrow

Posted by News Express | 29 November 2020 | 743 times

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Barring last minute change to the directive of the National Universities Commission to the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan an acting vice-chancellor (VC) of the institution will emerge tomorrow.

According to the NUC, the outgoing vice-chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka is to hand over to the new acting vice-chancellor on November 30 after the scheduled meeting slated for Monday afternoon to address issues surrounding the appointment of new vice-chancellor.

The executive secretary of the NUC, in a letter dated November 27, to the pro-Chancellor of the university, had explained that the appointment of the acting vice-chancellor was to avoid a vacuum in the administration of the nation’s premier university.

Sunday Tribune learnt that the new acting VC, after the appointment, would be placed on not more than six months probation as stipulated in Section 3(13) and (14) of the universities (Miscellaneous Provision: Amendment) Act 2002.

“In view of the fact that the tenure of the incumbent vice-chancellor expires on Monday, November 30, 2020, it is pertinent for the Governing Council to meet in the afternoon of Monday, November 30, to consider and approve the appointment of the Senate nominee as acting vice-chancellor in order to avoid a vacuum in the administration of the university.

“Following the appointment of an acting vice-chancellor, the outgoing vice-chancellor should hand over to the acting vice-chancellor possibly on Monday, November 30 or latest by Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Sunday Tribune also learnt that the Pro-Chancellor and the Chairman of the Governing Council is also directed to attend a meeting with the Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, in his office on Wednesday, December 2, at 11 am for a briefing on the development following the intervention of the Federal Ministry of Education in the impasse.” (Sunday Tribune)

Source: News Express

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