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UI promotes 23 lecturers to professors

The University of Ibadan has promoted 23 lecturers to professorial cadre in various disciplines.

The university’s Vice Chancellor, Professor  Idowu Olayinka, who disclosed this on UI’s Staff WhatsApp page, congratulated the new professors on their elevation.

The Chairman of UI branch Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, Professor Deji Omole, is among those promoted.

The newly promoted professors are: Emmanuel Remi Aiyede of the Department of Political Science; A.E. Awoyemi, Guidance and Counselling; Helen Adekunbi Labeodan, Religious Studies; O. E. Awe, Physics; R.A. Alabi, Archaeology and Anthropology; O. E. Olubusoye, Statistics; I. A. Oladosu, Chemistry; N. A. Shenge, Psychology; O. A. Fakolade, Special Education; K. L. Kazeem, Adult Education; S. A. Babarinde, Teacher Education and M. A. Odeniyi, Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy.

Others are, S. O. Jimoh, Social and Environmental Forestry; A. O. Omole, Forest Resources Management; N. O. Obi-Egbedi, Chemistry; I. O. Shittu, Statistics; Matthew Nton, Geology; Chioma C. Asuzu, Guidance and Counselling; A.O. Ayeni, Educational Management; F. S. Ezeokoli, Teacher Education; A. A. Sarumi, Adult Education; A. O. Adeleye, and Olukemi K. Amodu, Institute of Child Health.

Also promoted to the cadre of Readers are 13 staff among whom are The Rev Dr O. O. Obijole, Religious Studies; I. O. Popoola, Physics; Ibrahim A. Oyediran, Geology, O. F. W. Onifade, Computer Science; A. A. Aina, Commercial and Industrial Law and G. I. Ogbole, Radiology.

Others are A.O. Lawanson, Economics; O. O. Folaranmi, Social Work; D. A. Oluwole, Guidance and Counselling; Sola Olorunyomi, Institute of African Studies; D. M. Ajayi, Restorative Dentistry; S. A. Onasanwo, Physiology and Dr. S. A. Ademola, Surgery.

The Vice Chancellor said “We congratulate all the colleagues whose promotions have just been announced.

“We are exceedingly proud of you and wish you every success in your career”.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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