Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU Ile-Ife, has appointed a Professor of Agricultural Economics, Prof Adebayo Simeon Banire, as its substantive new Vice-Chancellor.
The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Owelle Oscar Idoko, made the announcement on Thursday in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
As the tenure of the current Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede ends on June 6, 2022, the appointment of Prof Banire would take effect from June 7.
Idoko, while addressing a press conference inside the campus, said Bamire was appointed after a thorough selection process from 20 applicants.
He said out of 20 applicants who indicated an interest in the position, 16 of them were shortlisted, having met the advertised criteria.
“The interaction with the candidates began on Monday, 14th March 2022 and ended on Wednesday, 16th March 2022. All the sixteen candidates appeared before the Joint Council and Senate Selection Board, with fifteen of them present physically and one, at his request, virtually.
Banker is a Professor of Agricultural Economics from the Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
The decision of the Council is awaiting the approval of the Visitor to the University, President Muhammadu Buhari through the Hon. Minister of Education.