Professor Kayode Oyebode Adebowale, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan has said students who do not show evidence of Covid-19 vaccination would not be accomodated in the hall of residence as from next session.
The VC stated the leadership of the Union of Campus Journalists (UCJ), University of Ibadan paid him a visit in his office on Friday.
Professor Adebowale urged students to get vaccinated against Covid-19 describing the vaccine as safe and not inimical to human health.
The VC said “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 added.
The VC charged the executive new committee of the UCJ to lead by example.
Prof. Adebowale further 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.
Members of the UCJ team that visited the office of the Vice-Chancellor included the President, Mr. IbukunOluwa Dada, 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 meeting 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