Lecturer petitions governing council over choice of UI VC

A lecturer on the College of Ibadan has petitioned the governing council of the establishment over the election of members of the group as a part of the Joint Council Senate Committee of the establishment within the choice of its new Vice-Chancellor.

DAILY POST gathered that the tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka expired in November this 12 months.

Our correspondent gathered that no fewer than eighteen professors from inside and outdoors the establishment expressed willingness to succeed Olayinka on December 1st 2020.

Nonetheless, a lecturer within the establishment has kicked in opposition to the joint Senate Council Committee of the College for electing two of its members to hitch different prime authorities of the establishment in choosing a brand new Vice-Chancellor.

The lecturer faulted the tactic used within the election of the 2 members.

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In a petition signed by Professor Ademola Dasylva of the Division of English, the entire train and end result of the actions of the committee was “a far cry from credible”.

He famous that the platform for e-voting by the committee to pick a brand new vice-chancellor for the establishment was allegedly compromised and manipulated.

He mentioned, “There have been two home windows related to the platform, one was meant to show the cumulative votes for every candidate. The opposite was to show the precise votes that accrued to every of the contestants.

“In the beginning of the train, a request was made for the open show of the voting course of for shut public viewing to make sure transparency; sadly, this was not accomplished, as a substitute, the tellers got a hyperlink by way of which they might examine vote counts.

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“What was accessible by way of the hyperlink was the primary window, which displayed the cumulative votes, denying the tellers entry to the second window which ought to show the precise votes accruing to every of the contestants”.

However, Director of Public Communication on the college, Mr. Tunji Oladejo whereas reacting mentioned that the petition will not be new to the college.

Oladejo in a reply made accessible to DAILY POST on Sunday mentioned, “This growth will not be new within the College. Petitions had been written in 2010 and 2015. Nonetheless, the administration will look into the present petitions appropriately”.

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