Meet OAU new VC, Prof . Eyitope Ogunbodede

There was jubilation at the Obafemi Awolowo University
, Ile Ife , on Monday as the Governing Council of the
institution announced Prof . Eyitope Ogunbodede as the 11
th Vice Chancellor of the university.
The Chairman , Governing Council , Dr . Yemi Ogunbiyi ,
made the announcement at a press conference attended
by other members of the university and the Acting Vice
Chancellor , Prof . Anthony Elujoba.
Hundreds of workers of the university, who had laid siege
to the venue of the press conference in anticipation of the
According to Ogunbodede , the process of selecting the
new VC was transparent and followed due process .
He stated that a search committee was raised and 22
people applied for the job which he said was advertised .
According to him , one of the applicants does not have the
required criteria and was dropped .
He said , “ The search for the new Vice Chancellor was
transparent . We received about 18 applications and a
committee was set up to search for candidates outside
those who applied on their own and four more candidates
applied , making the number 22 .
“ The candidates were subjected to screening and they
were interviewed for three days . I am happy to announce
to you that the new Vice Chancellor is Prof . Eyitope
Ogunbodede . ”
Ogunbiyi thereafter put a call through to the new VC , who
eventually turned up at the venue amidst jubilation from the
workers .


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