University of Ibadan elects new acting VC

The election, held at the International Conference Centre of the university and was presided over by Prof. Olayinka Omigbodun, the Provost, College of Medicine.

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Prof. Adebola Ekanola, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) of the University of Ibadan, has emerged as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the institution.


The election, held at the International Conference Centre of the university and was presided over by Prof. Olayinka Omigbodun, the Provost, College of Medicine.


Ekanola’s name will be forwarded to the Senate of the University for ratification.

Ekanola polled 275 votes to defeat four others by a very wide margin, while Professor of Industrial Engineering, Prof. Ayo Oluleye, who scored 80 votes.


Professor of Political Science and former DVC, Adigun Agbaje, who recorded 15 votes, while a former Deputy Vice Chancellor and Professor of Dentistry, Gbemisola Oke, polled 14 votes.

Prof Olanike Adeyemo polled 13 votes, while three of the 400 votes cast were invalid.

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