Reflecting on UI at 71
Using its admission policy to adjudge it; in the Nigerian context, one may not be wrong to declare that Nigeria’s premier university- The University of Ibadan (UI)
UI creates helplines to report sexual harassment
The University of Ibadan (UI) has announced designated helplines to report sexual harassment on its campuses. In a statement, an e-mail address and a telephone number were released for students to report cases of sexual misconduct. The university also said it has set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate such reports emanating from the institution.…
UI hands over six workers to DSS for exam malpractices
Six workers of the Department of Distance Learning Center at the University of Ibadan (UI) have been handed over to the Department of State Security (DSS) by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka over their involvement in examination malpractices.
Rector urges frequent discourse on security
To help tackle the security challenges confronting the country, Rector, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Obafemi Omokungbe has urged members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) in the college to routinely conduct international conferences on security.
UI lifts ban on student union activities
Two years after suspending union activities on campus, the management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has lifted the ban on students’ union activities.
UCJ alumni laud UI for naming VC lodge after Ayo Banjo
The University of Ibadan (UI) has named the official residence of the Vice-Chancellor (VC) after its longest-serving VC, Prof. Emeritus Ayo Banjo, who served in that capacity from 1983 to 1991. In a release signed by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka, the unveiling was done on Thursday and the residence will now be known as Ayo Banjo Manor.
Research, central to national development, says Olayinka
The vice chancellor, University of Ibadan (UI), Prof Idowu Olayinka last week led some principal officers of the institution to the corporate headquarters of The Guardian to present a Lifetime Achievement Award to the publisher, Mrs Maiden Ibru. The occasion provided an opportunity for Prof Olayinka to answer questions on the various issues confronting the…
Onigu Otite, the presence of the past and the undelivered seminar
Words reached me on the 15th of March this year that the famed University of Ibadan social anthropologist, Professor Onigu Otite had gone the way of all mortals. My first feeling was that of disbelief. However, my doubt was dispelled after calling his protégé and nephew, Professor Atare Otite, Dean of the Social Sciences at…
Before Oduduru, other Nigerian athletes burn out of Olympics podium
In the build-up to the London 2012 Olympics, Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor was the talking point in world athletics, as she dominated major championships across the globe. She broke old records and set new ones. Among other things, she set a new African record of 10.79 seconds in the 100 metres and also defeated the…
UI to host Africa 2050 summit
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation & Strategic Partnership) at the University of Ibadan, Prof. Olanike Adeyemo, has commended Africa 2050 team for its laudable projects across the continent. Speaking at a briefing yesterday, Adeyemo lauded Africa 2050 for its impactful work across universities in Africa. “I can tell you categorically that University of Ibadan is…
Religious crisis looms in Ibadan varsity community over wearing of hijab
Unless some drastic actions are taken to stop some religious fanatics, the University of Ibadan (UI) community is in for serious crisis. A Muslim group was reportedly distributing hijab to female students of International School Ibadan (ISI) yesterday by 7am and asked them to wear it to the assembly ground. Consequently, the management of the…
ASUU strike paralyses academic activities at UI
Academic activities were yesterday grounded at the University of Ibadan (UI) following the strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). While lecturers stayed away from classes, students were seen loitering around their hall of residences and classrooms. Some students said they were confused whether to vacate the campus and go back to…