“Go And Receive Your Jab, It Is Safe” – UI VC, Adebowale, Tells Students

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Kayode Oyebode Adebowale, has told all students in the institution to go and receive the Covid-19 vaccination describing it as safe and not inimical to human health.

He emphasized the need for all students to take it seriously as there is no need for any student to be seen or tagged as a risk to other students and staff who might have complied.

The VC made this call when he received the leadership of the Union of Campus Journalists (UCJ), University of Ibadan, in his office on Friday.

Prof. Adebowale disclosed that “as from the next academic session, evidence of vaccination will be an additional prerequisite in securing a bed space in any of the halls of residence on campus.”

“No vaccination, no accommodation”, the VC declared.

While charging the executive committee of the UCJ to lead by example, Prof. Adebowale tasked them to use their media platforms to demystify the misconceptions about the Covid-19 vaccination in the mind of the students, persuading them to visit the appropriate link to generate the code for the vaccination.  

The VC, in response to the request made by the UCJ, informed them of steps taken at improving the security situation on campus and its environs through collaboration with the appropriate security outfits.

He urged them to feel at home with his administration and promised to look into other observations raised with a bid to resolve them.

Earlier in his address, the leader of the team and President, UCJ, Mr. IbukunOluwa Dada congratulated the VC on his appointment as the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the University and prayed to God for a successful tenure.

The President used the occasion to intimate the VC on some pressing issues affecting the welfare of the students as well as the need to improve the communication link between the management and the students.

Other members of the UCJ team included Vice-President (Administration), Mr. Phil Aniemeke; Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Oluwatobi Odeyinka; Public Relations Officer 1, Miss Adedoja Adewale and the Assistant General Secretary, Miss Raimat Lawal.

Present at the event were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Ezekiel Olusola Ayoola; Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Aderonke Baiyeroju; Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation, and Strategic Partnerships), Prof. Oluyemisi Bamgbose; Dean of Students, Prof. Keye Abiona, and the Director, Directorate of Public Communication, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo

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