Investigation revealed that two contestants from outside OAU, Prof. Afolabi Akindaunsi, Director of the International Office at the Federal University of Technology (FUTA) and Prof. Charles Akinyokun are among those eyeing the exalted seat.
Not fewer than 11 professors have signified intention to vie for the position of Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State.
Others candidates, who are alumni of OAU, are the incumbent Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Prof. Ayobami Taofeek Salami from the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Sciences; former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. (Mrs.) Olabisi Aina; former Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede and former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Prof. Yisa Kehinde Yusuf.
It was also gathered that the Governing Council has shortlisted the first six candidates, who are billed to appear before an interview session with the Council and the institution’s Senate Joint Committee between Thursday and Friday April 7 and 8 respectively.
Others include the former Dean, Faculty of Education and two-term Chairman of the Committee of Deans, Prof. Alao Kayode; former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Anthony Enisan Akinlo; former Dean, Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Prof. Ayo Ajayi and the faculty’s incumbent Dean, Prof. Bioye Tajudeen Aluko.
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