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UI Promotes Ekiti First Lady To Associate Professor


The management of the University of Ibadan has elevated Ekiti First Lady Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji to the rank of an Associate Professor in the Department of Education Management.

The promotion, according to the management of the institution, is backdated to 2022.

The First Lady is due for the rank of full fledged Professor in 2025.

Reacting to her promotion, Dr. Oyebanji, in a statement on Thursday by her Senior Special Assistant on Media, described the feat as a “milestone, though long awaited which marks a significant step in her academic journey.”

She said: “I am thrilled to announce that I have been promoted to the position of Associate Professor of Educational Management at the prestigious University of Ibadan, effective from 2022.

“This milestone, though long-awaited, marks a significant step in my academic journey. I am grateful for the support from my faculty, department, and the recognition from the University of Ibadan.

“A heartfelt thank you to my wonderful husband, His Excellency Governor Biodun Oyebanji, and my children for their support. I also dedicate this promotion to all the women of Ekiti State and beyond who inspire me every day.

“Onward to even greater achievements as I graciously await the announcement of my Professorship next year by God’s grace!”

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