The governing council of the University of Ibadan has shortlisted no fewer than eight professors for the position of Vice Chancellor of the institution.

Recall that the institution has since last year being controlled by acting an Vice Chancellor.

The appointment of the Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Babatunde Ekanola became necessary due to the crisis that erupted over the appointment of a substantive VC last year.

The appointment came after the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past VC, Professor Idowu Olayinka, who left office on November 30th 2020.

The institution was established in 1948.

It was gathered that the governing council of the institution led by Chief John Oyegun has shortlisted 8 of the candidates jostling to be 13th Vice Chancellor of the university.

The eight professors were shortlisted among the sixteen candidates who applied for the position.

Report shows that among the eight shortlisted candidates for the position included the immediate Past Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Professor Adeyinka Aderinto.

Our correspondent gathered that Aderinto who was Head of Department of Sociology, topped the list of eight candidates shortlisted by the governing council of the university.

Other contestants shortlisted for the position are acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Babatunde Ekanola, Professor H. Fawehinmi, Professor O. Farounbi and Professor Babatunde Salako.

The rest are incumbent Deputy Vice Chancellor Administratio, Professor Kayode Adebowale, Professor G. Aderounmu and O. Ademowo.