OAU Officially Announce New Vice Chancellor
Amidst NASU protests,the governing council of the Obafemi Awolowo University had finally made the appointment of New Vice Chancellor Official.
In a release made to the public, dated June 17, 2016, by the University Registrar and Secretary to the council, O. Awoyemi, confirmed Professor Ayo Salami as the New Vice Chancellor.
An Extract from the release reads thus;
“The Governing Council, at its Special meetingheld on June 6, 2016, considered the report of theJoint Council and Senate Selection Board for theappointment of a new Vice-Chancellor for theUniversity and decided to appoint ProfessorAyobami Taofeek Salami as the eleventh Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, for a term of five years with effect fromJune 24, 2016."
It will be recalled that the Federal High Court, Osogbo only recently adjourned thecase of the alleged Illegitimate Appointment of ProfessorAyo Salami as the Vice-Chancellor of the ObafemiAwolowo University as filed by the Non- Academic StaffUnion of the Institution some weeks back till Wednesday,6th July, 2016. The legality of the appointment ofProfessor Ayobami Salami as Obafemi Awolowo UniversityVice Chancellor which was made public some weeks backcontinues to remain a controversy.