Not fewer than a total of twelve Professors have applied to replace the incumbent vice-chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), Prof. Isaac Adewole, whose five year tenure expires November this year.
Eleven of the twelve applicants are lecturers at the University of Ibadan, while the other person is an external professor.
The professors includes; Professors O.O Layiwola (Institute of African Studies), O.O Akinyinka (Pediatrics), F.O Egbokhare (Linguistics and African Languages), Arinola, O. Sanya (Physiotherapy), B.O Fagbemi (Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology), L. Popoola (Forest Resources Management), A.I Olayinka (Geology), A.I Oluleye (Industrial and Production Engineering), O.D Olaleye (Virology), A.E Falaye (Aquaculture and Fisheries Management) and A.A. Agbaje (Political Science) all from the University of Ibadan.
Meanwhile, Prof. A. Adedeji, is the external candidate vying for the VC’s seat.
The Chairman of the committee charged with the responsibility of shopping for the new VC, Prof. Nelson Fashinahas stated in an interview that the committee would organise a platform where all candidates vying for the position will interact with the university community.