Siminialayi, Akaranta, Okpako, Etela To Represent Senate In Selection Board, Search Team

By Otikor Samuel


Provost, College of Health Sciences, Professor Iyeopu Siminialayi and Coordinator, World Bank Africa Centres of Excellence in the University, Professor Onyewuchi Akaranta, have been elected as Senate Representatives in the Joint Council and Senate Selection Board for appointment of ninth Vice Chancellor of the University.

Simlarly, Professors Johnson Okpako and Ibisime Etela won their election as Senate Representatives on the search team for the Chancellor. The election of representatives was the sole agendum for the 457th Extraordinary Meeting of Senate held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at  Senate Chamber, University Park. Speaking before the commencement of voting, Chairman of Senate and Acting Vice Chancellor Professor Stephen Okodudu announced that two candidates each would be elected to represent Senate in the Joint Council and Selection Board and Search Team, respectively. Reading the Ground Rule, the Acting Registrar, Mrs Joyce Tamuno, added that the rule provides for two members of Senate to represent the body on the Search Team, one of whom shall be a Professor. At the end of the poll, Professor Akaranta came top 154 votes folowed by Professor Siminialayi who polled 140 votes, while Professor Andrew Obafemi got 56. Consequently, the two persons who scored the highest votes were elected to serve as Senate Representatives on the Joint Council and Selection Board. For the representatives of Senate on the Search Team, Professor Okpako polled 130 votes, Professor Ibisime Etela scored 119, while Dr Rosemary Ekechukwu got 77. Consequently,  Professor Okpako who polled the highest votes and Professor Etela who took second position were elected to represent Senate on the Search Team.  


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