Latest educational information news reaching the Nigeria Students Dairy is that the Gombe State University Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, publically known and called ASUU, on Wednesday, the 30th of August 2012, has embarked on a one day strike in solidarity with their fellow Union in the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, (RSUST).
This news is coming directly from the Chairman, Dr. Umar Adamu, who said that the call to stay off duty was made by the ASUU national body and this message to stay off duty today was sent across to tertiary educational institutions across Nigeria, which is to show concern to the plight of their fellow Member in the River State University Of Science and Technology, member of Asuu in Rsust have been protesting the re-appointment of the concerned Educational institution, Vice Chancellor by Governor of the state, Governor Chibuike Ameachi as against the law of the National University Commission (NUC) and that of the institution as a body.
He further went on to explain that the constitution said that the Vice Chancellor is entitled to a single term of five years only and shall be eligible for re-appointment after spending four years outside the office, FOUR YEARS OUTSIDE the office!.
Drawing your attention too, a similar ugly situation is also developing in Gombe State University, where the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Abdulahi Mahdi is said to have over stayed his tenure.
Professor Abdulahi Mahdi was appointed Gombe State University Vice Chancellor at the inception of the University in 2004 by the erstwhile governor of the state, Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje.
But according to the information we recieved, the laws establishing the university, Madhi’s Five-year term which is to expired in 2009 but the authorities said he was re-appointed.
It was also gathered that the Gombe State University Management Council who investigated into this claims, found out that Vice Chancellor claim are untrue.
However, Some students of the Gombe State University recently protested against the removal of the Vice Chancellor.
We also gathered that the Gombe State University are patiently and calmly awaiting the decision of the Governor of the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo on the issue regarding the VC, which we believed has already been tabled before him in a report filed by the Gombe State University Management Board.
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