By Ogundele Olanrewaju
Professors Ezekiel Olusola Ayoola of the Department of Mathematics; Prof. Oluyemisi Bamgbose of the Faculty of Law and Prof. Aderonke Baiyeroju, on Thursday, emerged new Deputy Vice-Chancellors (DVCs) of University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
While Prof. Ayoola is DVC (Administration), Prof. Baiyeroju is DVC (Academics) and Bamgbose, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is DVC (Research, Innovation and Strategic partnerships).
Ayoola defeated Prof. Oluwasemire with 453 to 73 votes. Baiyeroju trounced Adeyemo with 320 to 200 votes. Bamgbose had 448 against Arinola’s 112 votes.
The new vice-chancellor of the institution, Professor Kayode Adebowale, nominated them.
This is in accordance with the provisions of section 4(2) and (3) of decree no. 11 of 1993 (NOW Act of 1993): “(2) where a vacancy occurs in the post of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor shall forward to the Senate a list of two candidates for each post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor that is vacant.
Two candidates were nominated for each office, out of which one will emerge after an election.
“The Senate shall select for each vacant post one candidate from each list forwarded to it under sub-section (2) of this section and forward his name to the Council for confirmation,” a statement by the institution’s directorate of public communication explained.
Professors K. O. Oluwasemire, of the department of Soil Resources Management, Faculty of Agriculture, and Ayoola were nominated for DVC administration role.
Professors Baiyeroju of the department of Opthalmology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine and D. A. Adeyemo, of the Department of Counseling and Human Development Studies, Faculty of Education were nominated for the position of DVC (Academic)
Professors. O. G. Arinola of the Department of Immunology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine and a senior Bamgbose of the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law were nominated for DVC ( Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnership)