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Breaking: Staff force mgt to suspend appointment of new UI VC




VerityNewsOnline can authoritatively confirm that the chairman of the University of Ibadan Senate council, Dr Joshua Waklek, has suspended the process of selecting a new Vice Chancellor for the institution.

The decision followed protest by the entire staff of the school who called for non-imposition of any candidate.

While announcing the suspension to the non-academic staff who besieged council chambers, Waklek also promised to meet with the protesting staff on Friday to critically look into their demands.

He, however, said it will be the decision of the entire council to decide on eliminating one of the candidates as requested by the non-teaching staff.

Main entry and exit gates to the University of Ibadan has been shut for hours as members of the non-academic staff unions protested an alleged plan by the outgoing vice-chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka to impose one of the candidates, Professor Kayode Adebowale as the next vice-chancellor.

Members of the non-teaching staff led by chairman, UI SSANU, Mr Wale Akinremi, and his NASU counterpart, Mr Malachy Etim, have vowed not to suspend their protest until there is a formal letter annulling the process of appointing the next vice-chancellor.