UNILORIN Appoints 99 New Professors Despite 9 Months ASUU Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been on an indefinite strike since March.

The Appointment And Promotions Committee (A&PC) Of The University Of Ilorin Has Recommended The Promotion And Appointment Of 99 Lecturers Into The Professorial Cadre In The Institution.

According to the institutions weekly publications, the appointments are, however, subject to the ratification of the University Governing Council.

It stated that if confirmed by the University Council, 53 of the recommended academics will become full Professors while 46 will become Readers.

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The publication stated that a comprehensive list of the new Professors shows that the Faculty of Physical Sciences has the largest number of new Professors with 10 former Readers moving up the academic ladder.

“The Faculty of Clinical Sciences has seven new Professors, the Faculty of Agriculture has five new Professors and the Faculties of Law, Life Sciences and Social Sciences have three new Professors each.

“Also, the Faculties of Basic Medical Sciences, Engineering, Management Sciences, and Veterinary Sciences have two new Professors each,” it said.

The publication noted that on the Readership cadre, the Faculty of Agriculture has one new Reader, the Faculty of Arts also has one, the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, one and the Faculty of Clinical Sciences has nine new Readers.

“The Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences has three new Readers while the Faculty of Education also has four new Readers,” it said.

It stated further other new Readers and their Faculties are: Engineering, five; Environmental Sciences, two and Law, two.

“Life Sciences has one; Management Sciences, two; Pharmaceutical Sciences, one; Physical Sciences, nine; Social Sciences, two; and Veterinary Medicine, three new Readers,” it said.


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