The Immediate Past Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), University of Ibadan, Professor Adeyinka Aderinto on Tuesday formally joined the race to become the 13th Vice Chancellor of the Premier University.

Aderinto, currently Head, Department of Sociology is believed to be one of the strong candidates that is likely to succeed incumbent Vice Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka at the end of the year.

Immediately after submitting his application to vie for the Vice Chancellorship position, Aderinto announced the news on the Faculty of the Social Sciences platform seeking their support and prayers to actualise his dream.

“Dear Colleagues, I wish to inform you that I have just submitted my application for the position of the VC of our University. I seek your support in prayers. God bless you.”

Aderinto who has fulfilled all the necessary conditions to become Vice Chancellor of tthe University of Ibadan. He has served University in many in different areas; Examination Officer, Director of Special Duties to office of Vice Chancellor during Prof. Adewole’s tenure, Sub-Dean and Dean of Postgraduate.

His announcement is long overdue to some members of the University Community who believed strongly in his leadership ability.

He delivered 482nd inaugural lecture of the University of Ibadan in January, 2020 titled “On the Fringe of Society”.

Aderinto will be contesting along with other seven who have signified interest to become 13th UI VC.


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