The leadership of the University of Ibadan is grabbing with discontentment over the shortlist of candidates for the position of a new Vice Chancellor for the university.
Some of the staff of the university are kicking against the arrangements that led to pruning of 18 to six professors who are jostling for the position.
The disgruntled members of staff decided to show their dis approval of the list by closing the main gate of the institution.
They argued the process of electing a vice Chancellor has been ” fraudulently short circuited”.
That some people within or outside wanted to impose their choice of candidate.
Some of the staff said already they had pencilled final list of three of the six candidates in this order: Prof. Abideen Aderinto, Prof Kayode Adebowale and Prof Olatunde Farombi.
The tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka expires in November this year.
The new Vice-Chancellor is expected to resume duty on December 1st 2020.
The shortlisted candidates are; Prof Kayode Adebowale, Professor Olusegun Ademowo, Professor Olatunde Farombi, Professor Abideen Aderinto, Professor Babatunde Salako and Professor Femi Mimiko.
As at the time of going to press protest was becoming intense and the main gate still remained closed.
The spokesman of the institution, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo confirmed the incident saying the protesting staff had rights to protest.
“Well, they have rights to protest. Shortlist of candidates is an appointment process.
“They have shortlisted 6 out of 18 and the 6 will meet selection Board”.