Others who have been shortlisted from within the institution are Professor E.J. Nwane, Professor O.P. Ajaegbuna, and Professor G.O. Egwu. They will be joined in a selection interview in the next few days by 10 other candidates picked from other institutions in the country.
University sources said that if Professor Mabel Evwierhoma, of the Theatre Arts Department and a renown feminist is able to scales through the tough contest, she would become the second female ever to hold the post in the university after Prof. Laraba Abdulahi, who was the vice chancellor from 1999 to 2004.
The tenure of the current vice chancellor, Professor Michael Adikwu, who was appointed in 2014, will expire on July 1, 2019.