The Governing Council of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has approved the appointment of Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem as its 10th Vice-Chancellor.
He is to take over from Professor Abdul Ganiu Ambali, whose tenure will end on October 15.
The Pro-Chancellor of the institution and Chairman of Council, Dr. Abdullahi Jibril Oyekan in a statement said the council held a meeting on August 28 and in accordance with the University Act and the provisions of its miscellaneous provisions (Amendment) Act 2003, considered the recommendation of the selection board with the appointment.
According to the statement, â€œinterested applicants were given six weeks to submit their applications with a closing date of May 26, 2017. Thereafter, council met and constituted the joint council/senate selection board, as well as the search team for the appointment of the vice-chancellor.
â€œThe search team visited universities in various geographical zones of the country and contacted senior academic staff in these institutions who might not have applied for the position. Subsequently, the selection board considered all the applications received and shortlisted candidates based on the various parameters indicated in the advertisement placed in two national newspapers and the university website and weekly bulletin.â€