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Finally, OAU Gets New Vice-Chancellor

Jul 21, 2016



The Senate at the Obafemi Awolowo
University (OAU) has finally chosen an
acting Vice Chancellor for the institution.
Professor Anthony Elujoba of the Faculty of
Pharmacy has emerged the acting Vice-
Chancellor following a meeting between
members of the university senate on
Thursday, July 21, 2016.
This came barely 24 hours after the Federal
Government ordered the Senate of the
school to use its internal mechanism in
selecting a new Vice Chancellor.
It will be recalled that the Academic Staff
Union of the institution had earlier
disagreed with the Senior Staff Association
of Universities (SSANU) and the Non-
Academic Staff Union (NASU) over the
appointment of Prof. Ayobami Salami, who
is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor
(Academics) as the 11th VC of the
In a letter addressed to the Executive
Secretary of the National Universities
Commission, the President earlier directed
the Senate not to consider any of the
candidates who earlier contested for the
The letter further says the Senate of the
university should take immediate steps to
implement the directive of the President
and report back to the Federal Ministry of

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