http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Tunde Fatunde. The University of Ibadan is Nigeria’s oldest and premier higher education institution. It produces around 3,000 postgraduates a year – more than any other university in Africa – Vice-chancellor Isaac Folorunso Adewole told University World News. During his two years in the top job, he has moved from being a “strategic” to a consensual leader.
This is just as well, Adewole laughed, because no autocrat could survive in the university with its strong committee system – and a strong national academic union. In the challenging task of leading this major institution, students are his greatest motivators...
The University of Ibadan’s vision is to be a “world-class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs”. Among Adewole’s priorities are to achieve a student profile that is 60% postgraduate, strengthen research, further internationalise the university and overcome its considerable infrastructural challenges. Read more...