The London based Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) has appointed the Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole into its highest governing council to serve for the next two years.Prof. Adewole is the only Nigerian, and indeed, only West African Vice Chancellor appointed into the council.
He is expected to join 22 other members drawn from 13 countries across the Commonwealth representing constituencies covering major regions of the Commonwealth.
In a letter endorsed by the ACU Secretary General, Prof. John Wood which was addressed to the UI VC, Prof. Adewole is expected to serve the Association with his wealth of experience in terms of overseeing the ACU’s activities and determining its future direction.
“We are therefore delighted to have such an experienced and diverse set of university executive heads including the UI VC serving over the next two years, 2013-2015. I look forward to formally welcoming our Council members at the ACU’s Centenary Conference in London this October.” Prof. Wood said.
The ACU is the world’s first and oldest international university network, established in 1913.
The UK-registered charity which has over 500 member institutions in developed and developing countries across the Commonwealth with a 23 member council, 20 of whom are elected biennially.
The council takes all final decisions on matters of fundamental concern to the organization.
Really, the appointment is an acknowledgment of the position of the institution as the leading University in the sub region.