In his reaction to numerous petitions against the selection process for a new vice-chancellor for the University of Ibadan (UI), Oyo State, the minister of education, Adamu Adamu, has called for a fresh selection process.
In his letter dated November 18, and addressed to the executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Abdulrasheed Abubakar, the minister also announced the withdrawal of the ministry’s representatives from the governing council of the university.
The minister mandated the NUC to communicate the decisions to the institution’s governing council through its chairperson, Joshua Waklek.
The minister’s letter, which is referenced; FME/PS/606/C.I/III/146, and signed on his behalf by the permanent secretary in the ministry, Sonny Echono, advised the governing council to reconvene immediately to nominate another council member, “who is not a member of the senate to serve on the selection committee, in place of the withdrawn member representing the ministry.”
The letter further reads in part; “Council should review the entire process leading to the impasse in the appointment of a new vice-chancellor, including repeating the online selection of the representatives of the senate; the vice-chancellor should recuse himself from the envisaged senate meeting;
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