The new Vice Chancellor of the Nigeria’s Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife has promised an immediate curriculum review of all academic programmes in the institution with a view to taking it to a greater height.
OAU, formerly University of Ife is one of the leading Nigeria’s citadel of knowledge.
Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede gave the commitment on Wednesday at his formal inauguration as the 11th Vice Chancellor of the institution.
He is to lead the university for the next five years.
The Pro Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of OAU, Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi noted that the occasion marked a new era in the history of the institution.
“The installation of Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede as the new substantive VC, through a process that has been widely accepted, fair and transparent, will usher in a new beginning here”.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi who also spoke at the occasion, urged staff and students to support the new VC to succeed.
He urged both the staff and the students to embrace peaceful means in resolving their differences, saying ‘while justice is needed to achieve peace, it is important to realise that no meaningful progress can be made in crisis.’
By Yinka Salaam, Osogbo