The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta Branch, has blamed the absence of a Governing Council for the institution on the failure of the state government to appoint a substantive Rector for the polytechnic.
The Chairman of ASUP MAPOLY branch, Mr. Chibuzor Osifalujo, who made this known in Abeokuta recently, urged the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun to approve a substantive rector for the institution in order to facilitate the setting up of a Governing Council for the institution.
They have done an interview for all the prospective candidates for almost 10 months now, but the government is yet to announce any of them as the substantive Rector.
“The governor should just pronounce a substantive rector for MAPOLY since they have completed the process. He lamented that the absence of a rector for MAPOLY had slowed down the operations of the institution which is being currently managed by an acting rector.
He noted that since the committee set up for that purpose has completed its work, government should complete the process by appointing one of the names nominated for and sent to the governor.
“Yes, the Governing Council is the highest organ of the institution so we are requesting that government should give us a governing council to ensure the smooth running of the institution.”
“The screening committee which has submitted its report to the governor. Three candidates were presented to him. The governor, should choose one of them and pronounce him as the Rector. That is what we are awaiting for”,” Osifalujo declared.