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ATBU denies violating VC appointment process, other principal officers


Administration of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College, ATBU, Bauchi has denied contravening any regulation within the means of filling the soon-to-be vacant workplace of the Vice Chancellor of the College.

The administration insisted that due course of was duly and strictly adopted within the emptiness commercial.

Recall that the Tutorial Workers Union of Universities, ASUU, on the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College, ATBU, Bauchi faulted the College administration for violating the varsity’s regulation guiding the appointment of a brand new vice-chancellor.

The union additionally accused the administration of permitting sure principal officers to stay in performing positions past the stipulated six-month interval, which they deemed unlawful.

The allegations had been made yesterday at a press convention held on the Yelwa Campus on Monday titled ‘The Commercial of Emptiness for the Publish of Vice Chancellor in ATBU Bauchi: An Illegality.’

Reacting to the accusation on Tuesday in an interview with DAILY POST, the Directorate of Data of the College, Zailani Bappa acknowledged that the College Administration didn’t violate any regulation.

“Sure, at the moment there’s no Governing Council in place. In its absence, the Minister of Schooling assumes the Council’s duties till a brand new Council is established,” he acknowledged.

“As an illustration, ASUU itself has remained comparatively silent on varied points throughout this era and not using a Council, focusing primarily on Vice-Chancellor appointments as their main concern.”

He additional defined, “Within the absence of the Council, promotions had been nonetheless carried out throughout all universities. Even through the current Convocation, all communication relating to the occasion was coordinated by the Minister of Schooling, regardless of the convocation being below the jurisdiction of the Chancellor.”

Zailani Bappa added that, “It’s essential to grasp that whereas the Council is chargeable for employees employment, promotion, and self-discipline, in its absence, these obligations fall to the Minister of Schooling.”

Addressing issues about performing appointments, he clarified, “Sure, there could also be performing officers appointed, however after six months, if no substantive officer is appointed, the performing appointment could be renewed for an additional six months.”

The Director of Data additional mentioned, “All these procedures are achieved within the absence of the Governing Council, it may be began and concluded with the Minister of Schooling supervising the method on behalf of the Federal Authorities, don’t overlook that the Universities belong to the Federal Authorities and it could possibly reconstitute the Council at any time it deems match and vital.”

“Due to that, the commercial that was positioned was achieved so as in accordance with the regulation as a result of, 6 months earlier than the expiration of the tenure of the Vice Chancellor, the announcement have to be printed, that’s the regulation,” he added.

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