The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU Ile-Ife, Osun State, has announced the appointment of Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire as its new substantive Vice-Chancellor.
The appointment, according to Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Owelle Oscar Idoko, takes effect from June 7, 2022.
The tenure of the current Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede expires on June 6, 2022.
The Chairman of Council, while addressing a press conference at the Centre of Excellence, on the campus, said Bamire was appointed after a thorough selection process from 20 applicants.
He said, As you are aware, the post of the Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ile will become vacant by 7th June 2022.
“Council, at its meeting held on the 7th of December 2021 flagged off the processes for the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor who is expected to assume duties on the 7th of June 2022.
“In line with the approval of the Council, the vacancy was widely advertised in compliance with relevant Statutes and Acts guiding appointment to the position.
“At a Special Meeting of 14th February 2022, the Council perused the Curriculum Vitae of all the twenty (20) applicants who indicated an interest in the position. At the end of the exercise, sixteen (16) of them were shortlisted, having met the advertised criteria.