The Governing Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has announced Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede as the 11th vice chancellor of the university.
The Chairman Governing Council, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, made the disclosure at a press conference attended by other members of the university and the Acting Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Anthony Elujoba.
According to Ogunbiyi, the process of selecting the new vice chancellor was transparent and it followed due process, adding that a search committee was raised and 22 persons applied for the advertised job.
He said, "The search for the new vice chancellor was transparent. We received about 18 applications and a committee was set up to search for candidates outside. There were 22 applicants in all.
"The candidates were subjected to screening and they were interviewed for three days. I am happy to announce to you that the new vice chancellor is Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede."
The new vice chancellor thanked the Governing Council for being transparent and for following the due process.
The new VC, until his appointment, was with the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry in the Faculty of Dentistry.