Stakeholders in the University of Ibadan (UI) community are set to meet on Tuesday, as part of measures to resolve the ongoing crisis that has stalled the process of appointing a substantive Vice Chancellor (VC) for the institution.
The meeting, which was convened by the university’s acting VC, Professor Babatunde Ekanola, is expected to have in attendance members of the council, past VCs, members of senate, religious leaders and internal applicants for the post of VC amongst others.
It was gathered that the meeting is driven by Ekanola’s belief that the crisis that emanated from the process of appointing a VC should be treated internally and devoid of external influence.
Following his appointment on December 1, Ekanola had vowed to utilise his six months tenure to ensure that a substantive VC emerges without any rancour and in line with an acceptable process.
Tuesday’s meeting is a continuation of a series of meetings called by Ekanola, since his emergence as acting VC, to mend fences.
He had earlier met with members of the university’s community, including the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (SSANU).