Sunday, 12 June 2016

Controversy Continues As Omole Prepares To Exit Office

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has continued to remain in the headlines of major news prints and online media in the country following the alleged illegitimate appointment of Professor Ayobami Salami as the Vice-Chancellor of the Institution by its Governing Council.

The appointment which sparked serious protests of disapproval from the Non Academic and Senior Staff Unions of the Institution was however backed by the Academic Staff Union of the University which claimed that the process very much followed due process and as such was not in any way illegal.

Keeping in mind that the Non Academic Staff Union had earlier secured a court injunction to stop the process earlier this year when the new Vice-Chancellor should have been an announced and had also disrupted the book launching of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor who was accused of some financial inadequacies and for imposing the current Vice-Chancellor (Academics) as his successor.

However, the Non-Academic Staff has since the announcement of Professor Salami as the new Vice-Chancellor dragged the case back to court where the University Management has claimed not to have announced Professor Salami as the new Vice-Chancellor. Following the adjournment of the case to the 17th of July, 2016, members of the OAU community continue to anticipate the outcome of the court case as Professor Bamitale Omole also prepares to bow out of office.

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