Prof. Ekanola emerges UI’s acting VC

PMNews/UTI The Senate of the University of Ibadan, UI, voted on Monday and appointed Prof. Adebola Ekanola as the acting Vice Chancellor of the institution for six months. Ekanola, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, polled 275 votes to defeat four other contestants to emerge acting VC. Others are: Prof. Olanike Adeyemo (13 votes), Prof. A. Oluleye (80 votes), Prof. Adigun Agbaje (15 votes) and Prof. Gbemisola Oke (14 votes). The election followed the directive of the Ministry of Education through the National Universities Commission to the Senate of the University…

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Harvard Wins Appeals Fight Over Race in College Admissions

Culled from Bloomberg.com/Microsoft News Patricia Hurtado   (Bloomberg) — Harvard University can continue to consider race in its admissions decisions after a federal appeals court ruled that it isn’t discriminating against Asian-Americans.© Bloomberg Demonstrators protest Harvard University’s admission process at Copley Square in Boston in 2018. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston on Thursday agreed with a lower court that the nation’s oldest college complies with the law in weighing race as one factor among many to select a diverse class.https://www.dianomi.com/smartads.epl?id=3533 “Race is one piece of Harvard’s interest in diversity,” the court…

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Nigeria: UNILAG VC Ogundipe restored, Babalakin council sacked

PMNEWS/VTI President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has restored the suspended Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, back to office. He however dissolved the Governing Council of the University, formerly led by Dr. Wale Babalakin. Spokesman of the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben-Bem Goong, announced the decisions in a statement on Wednesday. Goong said Buhari’s action followed his adoption of the recommendation of the report of the Special Visitation Panel to the university. Babalakin had before now stepped down as the Chairman of the Governing Council. And…

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More than 540 UConn students under quarantine due to coronavirus cases

More than 540 students at the University of Connecticut are under quarantine amid increased coronavirus cases on and off campus, the school said. © Provided by NBC News The quarantine began Wednesday morning and affects five residence halls, according to a letter Tuesday from the university’s dean of students. “This morning, I was made aware of 11 on-campus and 23 off-campus positive test results,” Eleanor JB Daugherty wrote. “Unfortunately, our good health and this good weather may have invited some of us to be more relaxed in our behaviors. This is our…

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ASUU orders members to boycott UI convocation

PM NEWS/Ibukun Emiola /UTI The University of Ibadan (UI) branch of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ordered its members to boycott the 72nd convocation and Foundation day ceremonies of the institution. ASUU-UI Chairman, Ayo Akinwole, said in a statement on Tuesday that the action was in the spirit of the ongoing strike. Akinwole said a copy of the letter to boycott the ceremonies had been sent to Prof Idowu Olayinka, the Vice Chancellor of the university. He said the action was in line with a bulletin of the union…

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Professor Ogundipe: I remain the Vice-Chancellor of Unilag.

Unilag Release/VTI Re: Notice to the General Public on the Removal of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos by Oladejo Azeez, Esq. The attention of the University of Lagos (Unilag) Management has been drawn to the “Notice to the General Public on the Removal of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos’ dated August 12, 2020 and signed by Oladejo Azeez, Esq., Registrar and Secretary to Council, stating that the Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS has been removed from office with immediate effect. The purported removal is an illegality and…

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UNILAG: Governing council followed due process to remove Ogundipe – Babalakin

PMNewsNigeria/VTI Pro-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and chairman of governing council Wale Babalakin has said that due process was followed in the removal of Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as vice-chancellor of the institution. Since Ogundipe’s removal was announced on Wednesday, several bodies have condemned the method used in removing the vice-chancellor. Mr Babalakin however told journalists at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja on Friday that the “focal minority” opposed to Ogundipe’s removal benefitted from the alleged corruption under him. “The confusion is that most people don’t how governing council…

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Unilag Alumni Association and Senate Council Take Stand on Unilag VC Crisis

Press Releases At its emergency meeting held on Friday, 14th August, 2020, the Alumni Association of the University of Lagos deliberated on the ongoing imbroglio at the University leading to the decision of the University Governing Council to remove the Vice Chancellor on Wednesday, 12th August, 2020; and resolved as follows: 1. Without prejudice to the general powers of the University Governing Council to appoint and remove a Vice Chancellor under the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2003 (No. 1 2007), and without apportioning any blame to either the Governing…

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