The Governing Council of the university made this announcement in a statement by Professor Olanike Adeyemo, Protem Council Chairman.
The statement added that Ajayi will succeed the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Ayobami Salami.
Professor Ajayi emerged after a rigorous exercise in accordance with the University’s establishment Laws.
The appointment is for a single term of five (5) years and will take effect from 9th May 2022.
It was gathered that Ajayi emerged after a rigorous exercise in accordance with the University’s establishment laws.
The new VC is the current Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the university.
He obtained B.Agric. in Plant Science (First Class Honours) with the best overall result in the Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1991.
Ajayi hails from Igbojaye in Itesiwaju Local Government Area of Oyo State.
He also obtained from the same University M.Phil. (Plant Science) degree with specialization in Plant Breeding/Seed Production in 1997. He bagged the Doctor of Agricultural Science (Dr. sc. agr.) degree in Seed Biology from Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, Germany in 2003.