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Lecturer petitions governing council over selection of UI VC

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lecturer at the University of Ibadan has petitioned the governing council of the institution over the election of members of the community as part of the Joint Council Senate Committee of the institution in the selection of its new Vice-Chancellor.

We gathered that the tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka expired in November this year.

Our correspondent gathered that no fewer than eighteen professors from within and outside the institution expressed willingness to succeed Olayinka on December 1st 2020

However, a lecturer in the institution has kicked against the joint Senate Council Committee of the University for electing two of its members to join other top authorities of the institution in selecting a new Vice-Chancellor.

The lecturer faulted the method used in the election of the two members.

In a petition signed by Professor Ademola Dasylva of the Department of English, the whole exercise and outcome of the activities of the committee was “a far cry from credible

He noted that the platform for e-voting by the committee to select a new vice-chancellor for the institution was allegedly compromised and manipulated.

He said, “There were two windows associated with the platform, one was meant to display the cumulative votes for each candidate. The other was to display the actual votes that accrued to each of the contestants.

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