The University of Ibadan(UI) has announced the promotion of 19 members of its academic staff to the professorial cadre and 54 others to other grades.
Professor Idowu Olayinka, in a statement he personally signed on Friday, after a meeting of the Appointments and Promotions Committee for Academic Staff at the University, said nine people were promoted to full Professor and 10 to the grade of Reader.
Amongst those promoted to the post of Professor are wife of the Oyo State deputy governor, Amudalat Olaniyan of the Department of Agronomy and R. A. Animashaun of the Department of Guidance and Counselling.
Others promoted full professors are Drs Olajumoke Morenikeji from the Zoology Department; T. O. Ososanya, Animal Science; Olufunke Ola-Davies, Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, A. E. Orimadegun of the Institute of Child Health; Dr R. A. Sanusi of the Human Nutrition Department; Dr S. T. Ogunbanwo and Dr A. A. Ogunjobi of the Department of Microbiology.
Those promoted to the grade of Readers are Dr V. O. Lasebikan of the Department of Psychiatry; Dr Folake Samuel, Human Nutrition; Dr A. M. Alabi of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning; Dr J. O. Arowosegbe, Political Science; Dr O. A. Adebiyi of Animal Science Department and Dr O. O. Adeoluwa of the Department of Agronomy.
Others are Dr F. O. Akinyemi of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management Department; Dr G. F. Ibironke of Physiology Department; Dr Airen E. Adetimirin of the Library, Archival and Information Studies Department; and Dr Ruth O. Adio-Moses of the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies.
Two members of the academic staff were promoted from Assistant Lecturer to Lecturer Grade II; 25 from Lecturer Grade II to Lecturer Grade I; 26 people were promoted from Lecturer Grade I to Senior Lecturer, and one person was promoted from Senior Librarian to Principal Librarian.
With the development, UI now has a total of 262 full professors and 85 Associate Professors/Readers, making a total of 347 academic members of staff in the professorial cadre.
“We send warm congratulations to all our colleagues for their well-deserved elevation to the respective grades. We equally wish them the best in their career,” Olayinka said.