Union seeks immediate appointment of Rector for Federal polytechnic Offa , says delay may blow into crisis.

Written by on September 15, 2022

Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Offa, Dr Idowu ATILOLA has warned that the delay in the appointment of a substantive rector for the institution may trigger a full-blown crisis.


In a statement made available to newsmen , Atilola said the delay has left the institution in serious disarray, hence the urgent need for timely action by President Muhammadu Buhari, to appoint a substantive rector who can lay most of the matters to rest.


He lamented that “the Polytechnic has been under the leadership of an acting rector since January 2022, more than eight months against the legal provisions of a maximum of six months tenure which has resulted in serious challenges in administration and proper functioning of the institution.


The ASUP Chairman said the union as a critical stakeholder in the institution had made several entreaties towards the appointment of a substantive rector for the Federal Polytechnic, ranging from letters and visits to the Minister of Education and not limited to several non-official communication channels all in demand for a substantive rector.


He said the institution is currently confronted with enormous challenges that only the appointment of a substantive rector could rectify.


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