UNIABUJA Lecturers Takes Varsity to Court Over VC Appointment

Lecturers of the University of Abuja have dragged the Governing Council of the university to court over the appointment of the new VC.

According to the lecturers the Candidate appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the institution happens to be the third best among the candidates that were considered as professor Umar Danbatta scored 87{8ae8c24ce74896ced30bee61486d21e5e3d5ef709488a1076500d8a8ad4d4175}. Professor AbdulRaheem Adebayo Lawal scored 73{8ae8c24ce74896ced30bee61486d21e5e3d5ef709488a1076500d8a8ad4d4175} while the appointed VC, Prof Michale Adikwu scored 64{8ae8c24ce74896ced30bee61486d21e5e3d5ef709488a1076500d8a8ad4d4175}.

Dr Raji Rasheed, Dr Muktar Muhammad and Dr Nkoli Ifenyi remarked that the appointment of professor Adikwu, a professor of pharmacy from University if Nigeria Nsukka didn’t only ignore merit, but the newly appointed VC also happens to be professor of Pharmacy a course which is not currently offered by the institution.

The university Senate, the Registrar, the Pro-Chancellor, Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, the National Universities Commission (NUC), Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, and Professor Michael Omale are all included in the suit.


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