According Prof. Idowu Abel Olayinka, Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan (UI), the institution presently suffers about 1834 shortage of staff which is making the few available staff overworked.
The VC revealed in an address at the third stakeholders’ forum which was themed, “The State of the University”, held at the multipurpose hall, UI Alumni Association Centre of the institution.
The stakeholders’ forum event was chaired by a legal luminary, Dr. Akin Onigbinde.
Prof. Idowu Olayinka stated that instead of 4,570 personnel, the university has on its employment a total of 2,736 staff which he said is not good enough for the institution.
He puts the staff strenght at 1490 academic staff, 456 senior technologists/technical staff, 286 senior administrative staff, 196 senior secretarial staff, 155 junior technical staff and 153 junior administrative staff.
He said there is shortage of 374 academic staff, a shortage of 397 in the senior technologist cadre, a shortage of 931 in the junior technical staff cadre, and a shortage of 132 in the junior administrative staff category.
Prof. Olayinka, however, assured that the Federal Government has been contacted in Abuja on the shortfall so that the institution would employ more staff.
The VC also used the opportunity of the meeting to announce to the stakeholders that the 2018/2019 academic session would commence on Saturday June 15, 2019 while orientation program would start two days after.