Browsing: University of Ibadan

While speaking at the induction and training programme for the new teachers employed by the Post-Primary School Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, said that the teachers’ appointments were based on merit.

The Registrar of the university, Olubunmi Faluyi, said this in a statement on Monday to announce the plan of the institution to reduce physical gathering in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 on the campus and the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

Sources within the university told The Eagle Online that a meeting is being arranged for May 17, 2021 to consider the possible elongation of the tenure of the incumbent acting VC, though it is unclear if this would not be in the breach of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Act of 2003.

The governor, who stated this while delivering a speech at the 2nd Circularity Africa Conference, held at the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, added that the government and the people of the state are seeing results in the areas of education, health, security and expansion of the state’s economy.

UI, in its 73 years existence, had been dragged backward severally by issues not strictly academic. From its Crescent and Cross crisis of the 1980s, which pitted Islam adherents against Christian worshippers on its campus, to another religious war at its staff school, which shot UI’s name into records of infamy, as well as allegations of plagiarism against some academics, the succession crisis of 2020 that the university sunk into after the expiration of the tenure of Professor of Applied Geophysics, Abel Idowu Olayinka, launched the school into another signpost of religion and tribe.

According to a statement in Ibadan on Friday by the university’s spokesman, Olatunji Oladejo, the event will take place at the Trenchard Hall of the institution at 10am.