The Oyo State Government has announced the appointment of Professor Ayobami Salami, a Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife as the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Technical University, (Tech-U), Ibadan.
Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Olalekan Alli who made this announcement in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan Tuesday morning said that Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state approved the appointment of Professor Salami with immediate effect, for a term of five years.
Professor Salami according to the statement was until his appointment, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Director, Institute of Ecology and Environmental studies, OAU.
The statement described the new Tech-U VC as a widely traveled scholar and internationally-sought after environmental consultant with previous teaching and research experience in University of the Gambia, The Gambia; University of Dar es Sallam, Tanzania and International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Enschede, The Netherlands.
Alli explained that Tech-U, a newly licensed tertiary institution situated in an industrial hub of the state Free Trade Zone designed to accommodate 175 manufacturing concerns, was an initiative of the Oyo State Government to train students on practical experience of their scholastic activities, adding that the University was founded on the principle of unique innovation, research collaboration, exceptional service, integrity, excellence and the uplifting of human conditions.