BREAKING: Prof Adenike Oladiji emerges First Female Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

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Prof Adenike Oladiji emerges First Female Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA).

The governing council of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, has appointed Professor (Mrs) Adenike Temidayo Oladiji of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, as the eighth substantive vice-chancellor of the university.


According to a statement signed by the registrar and secretary to the council, Mr. Richard Arifalo, the council ratified the appointment at its special meeting held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, presided over by the pro-chancellor and chairman of the council, Ambassador (Dr.) Godknows Igali.


Twenty candidates had been shortlisted for interview at the commencement of the process, out of the 27 male and two female candidates that applied for the position.


Nineteen candidates were interviewed, with one of the shortlisted candidates failing to show up. At the end of the interview, the Joint Council and Senate Selection Board recommended three candidates for appointment in line with extant regulations governing the process.

Because of the closeness of the score of the three recommended candidates, a difference of 0.1%, the council decided to put it to vote and Professor Oladiji came out tops, hence her appointment.


Under extant laws, the appointment of vice-chancellors of universities is the preserve of the governing council of universities, which on the advice of an internal selection committee has the power to choose from any of the three best candidates submitted to it.


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