Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan (UI), Oyo State, has announced the promotion of 23 lecturers in the institution to professorial cadre.
Olayinka made the announcement on UI’s Staff Whatsapp page about three hours ago.
Among those elevated to the rank of Professor included the ASUU Chairman of the institution, Professor Deji Omole.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, 13 others were promoted to the rank of Reader.
While wishing them success in their career, the vice-chancellor described the dons as the pride of the premier university.
The newly promoted professors are: Emmanuel Remi Aiyede of the Department of Political Science; A.E. Awoyemi, Guidance and Counselling; Helen Adekunbi Labeodan, Religious Studies; O. E. Awe, Physics; R.A. Alabi, Archaeology and Anthropology; O. E. Olubusoye, Statistics; I. A. Oladosu, Chemistry; N. A. Shenge, Psychology; O. A. Fakolade, Special Education; K. L. Kazeem, Adult Education; S. A. Babarinde, Teacher Education and M. A. Odeniyi, Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy.
Others are, S. O. Jimoh, Social and Environmental Forestry; A. O. Omole, Forest Resources Management; N. O. Obi-Egbedi, Chemistry; I. O. Shittu, Statistics; Matthew Nton, Geology; Chioma C. Asuzu, Guidance and Counselling; A.O. Ayeni, Educational Management; F. S. Ezeokoli, Teacher Education; A. A. Sarumi, Adult Education; A. O. Adeleye, and Olukemi K. Amodu, Institute of Child Health.
Also promoted to the cadre of Readers are 13 staff among whom are The Rev Dr O. O. Obijole, Religious Studies; I. O. Popoola, Physics; Ibrahim A. Oyediran, Geology, O. F. W. Onifade, Computer Science; A. A. Aina, Commercial and Industrial Law and G. I. Ogbole, Radiology.
Others are A.O. Lawanson, Economics; O. O. Folaranmi, Social Work; D. A. Oluwole, Guidance and Counselling; Sola Olorunyomi, Institute of African Studies; D. M. Ajayi, Restorative Dentistry; S. A. Onasanwo, Physiology and Dr. S. A. Ademola, Surgery.
Olayinka while congratulating the staff said “We congratulate all the colleagues whose promotions have just been announced.
“We are exceedingly proud of you and wish you every success in your career”.
When contacted, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, the Director of Communication of the institution, confirmed the announcement, stating: “The news is true as they are listed.”