The Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan chapter has condemned and dissociated itself from protest by some members of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) of the institution over alleged planned imposition of next Vice-Chancellor.
The members have alleged that the incumbent and outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka, is trying to impose new VC on the community
It also reaffirmed its earlier appeal to the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan to create a level playing ground in the appointment of the next Vice Chancellor for the institution, with a view to protecting the integrity and sanctity of the university autonomy.
In a special bulletin of the ASUU-UI dated October 30, 2020, signed by Professor Ayoola Akinwole and Chris Omoregie, chairman and secretary of ASUU respectively and made available to journalists on Sunday, the association stated that “having observed that a protest was carried out on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, around the Senate and Council Chambers of the University by members of the NASU and SSANU in the University of Ibadan, the executive of the branch met on Friday, 30 October, 2020, deliberated on the incidence and resolved as follows;
“That members of ASUU-IJI were not part of the protest, contrary to reports in some press outlets. We condemn in the strongest terms the disruption of the meeting of the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan that was convened to conclude the selection of the next Vice-Chancellor of the university.
“That the practice of protesters, assaulting, attempt to assault or outright molestations of members of the Academic Staff Union of the University, UI Branch, shall henceforth be vehemently resisted.
“Reaffirms our earlier appeal to the Governing Council University of Ibadan that a level playing ground be given in the appointment of the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan in order to protect the sanctity of the University autonomy.”