DATE: 23 MAY, 2019The third meeting of the University of Ibadan Stakeholders’ Forum, the first to be called in a crisis-free
moment, held on Thursday, 23 May, 2019 at the UI Alumni Association Multipurpose Auditorium. The
meeting, called to collectively review the state of the university, was organised around four key items: a
documentary of the current shape of the university, an address by the chairman of the occasion, Dr Akin
Onigbinde, the Vice Chancellor’s exposition of students’ academic life, housing and welfare and an
interactive session.
The meeting opened with a masterfully-produced documentary which showcased substantially renovated
students’ halls of residence and the university’s efforts to assist indigent students and entrepreneur the
studentry for a more adaptive and self-reliant post-graduation life. Both the Chairman and the ViceChancellor, in different degrees, connected the university’s sustained top rank among Nigerian and
world universities to some of the interventions of stakeholders and the university’s continued
commitment to excellence. In addition, the Vice-Chancellor informed the gathering about the successful
processing and approval of all undergraduate results for the long-drawn 2017/2018 academic session, in
spite of the clogs constituted by the protracted strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities
(ASUU) and announced the 15th of June as the resumption date for the 2018/2019 session. He equally
emphasised the introduction of several new courses and the on-going execution of many capital projects
by the university