The Appointment of a New Rector brings about Trouble At Fed Poly Nasarawa

Latest educational news reaching our educating desk has to do with the appointment of a new rector at the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa. And for the second time since February, the Registrar of the Nasarawa State based institution wrote the acting Rector to hand over to a substantive Rector but he refused.

According to the reporter who has the opportunities to see the letter the last of which was written last but one week, the acting Rector told the Registrar that he will only abandon his position when he sees a letter from either Mr. President or from the Minister of Education, requesting him to do so and announcing to the school the appointment of a new Rector.

There are now two personalities presiding over the institution: the first was appointed in acting capacity by the Governing Council, with the approval of both President Goodluck and the education minister; the second was appointed as substantive Rector via in a letter signed by the Lasting Secretary in the Education Ministry, with the approval of the minister.

A vacancy announcement for the post of the Rector was viewed by some as an attempt to deny Nasarawa State indigenes the opportunity to, for the first time in the almost 30 years history of the polytechnic, head the institution.
The vacancy announcement and the qualification sought by the polytechnic generated heat between the host community and the management.

The re-Appointment of acting Rector

On January 31, 2014 the Governing Council of the polytechnic and the management met and decided to appoint an acting Rector to take over from Salami, pending the appointment of a substantive Rector by the President.
On February 3, TPL Shuaibu Madaki was appointed as the acting Rector, after a meeting of the Governing Council. His letter of appointment was signed by the Registrar, Mrs. Fati Sabo, on behalf of the Chairman, Governing Council.
Our source learnt that Saidu’s appointment was made on January 31, four days before the appointment of Madaki as acting Rector. On the same January 31, the Governing Council approved the appointment of the acting Rector.
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