Lead City University VC Appointed Into Commonwealth Universities Council

Prof. Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo, Vice-Chancellor of Lead City University, Ibadan, has been appointed as a Council Member and Trustee of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). 

Adeyemo and four others were elected members of ACU’s governing Council from 1 August 2023.

In a statement, ACU said the elected body brings university leaders from ACU member universities around the world together, with a shared responsibility to oversee its strategic direction.

“Joining the Council are: Professor Adeyemo – Lead City University, Nigeria; Professor Simone Buitendijk, the University of Leeds, UK; Professor Ms Hina Tayyaba Khalil, Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design, Pakistan; Professor Sibongile Muthwa – Nelson Mandela University, South Africa; Professor Sasmita Samanta – Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), India,” the statement read.

Professor Wendy Thomson CBE, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, UK, was appointed Vice-Chair of the Council.

The ACU, a renowned international organization, boasts an impressive network of over 500 member universities across 50 countries within the Commonwealth.

Notably, 66 of its members are located in low and middle-income countries, and the organization extends its influence to 55 of the Commonwealth’s small states.

Prof. Adeyemo’s extensive academic background as a Professor of Management, Accounting & Finance at Lead City University Ibadan, has paved the way for this significant role.

The opportunity to serve as a Council Member and Trustee of the ACU provides him with a platform to foster cross-border collaborations and contribute to the advancement of global education and research.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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