The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Management, CACOL, has berated the Governing Council of the College of Lagos headed through Dr. Wale Babalakin over the elimination of Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe because the College’s Vice-Chancellor on Wednesday.
In a commentary issued through CACOL and made to be had to DAILY POST through its Govt Chairman, Debo Adeniran, the crowd stated it won the scoop of the VCs sack with surprise.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ogundipe, used to be sacked through the governing council of the establishment all over a gathering which used to be presided over through its Professional-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Wale Babalakin on Wednesday.
“We’ve got been interested in the lingering disaster throughout the topmost hierarchy of the College of Lagos control, occasioned through allegations of mismanagement of finances through sure officers of the college on one hand and the alleged overbearing angle of the Professional-Chancellor of the establishment, which has weighted negatively on loose management of the college that threatens the standard and symbiotic dating between the Governing Council, the Senate and the college’s Vice-Chancellor because the Leader Accounting officer of the ivory tower at the different en
“We’ve got attempted to interfere within the disaster as a involved Civil Society Organisation and our intervention become important bearing in mind the primal place the affected college holds as one of the vital premier universities established in a while after Nigeria’s independence within the 1960s and its spectacular array of alumni that cuts throughout all social strata within the nation”.
”Although we had been ready to assemble some knowledge from a cross-section of the College neighborhood representing each side of the divide, lets no longer take a stand, particularly as a result of lets no longer pay attention the Professional-Chancellor’s facet of the tale without delay as all our makes an attempt together with the letter of request had been rebuffed at the floor that the college’s regulation forbade him from discussing the problems with an off-campus group like ours.
”In as a lot, as we don’t seem to be pronouncing the embattled Vice-Chancellor is correct or unsuitable, our main pastime is that due procedure guiding the elimination of a Vice-Chancellor be adopted. The truth that the collection of the Appearing Vice-Chancellor introduced through the Governing Council used to be no longer recognized to the Senate who runs the each day actions of the College left a lot to be desired of the entire procedure resulting in the elimination of the Vice-Chancellor.
”Additionally, the 4 labour unions of the college identify, the Educational Body of workers Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Body of workers Affiliation of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Nationwide Affiliation of Educational Technologists (NAAT), and Non-Educational Body of workers Union (NASU) additionally kicked towards what they described as arbitrary elimination of the Vice-Chancellor or even staged a protest on Thursday, 13th of August, 2020 to call for for his reinstatement.
”This is a common pronouncing that each time two Elephants combat, it’s the grass that can at all times undergo, that is what appeared to be taking part in out at UNILAG as the executive deadlock throughout the College of Lagos will definitely no longer simplest have an effect on the vast majority of undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of the College but additionally have an effect on different spaces of management, analysis and instructing.
CACOL strongly recommends that the way in which out of this quagmire is the speedy reversal to the established order and to permit one and all particularly the main stakeholders which come with the entire Unions within the college to agree that due procedure has taken its route. It’s College of Lagos nowadays; it can be every other College the next day to come and if the suitable issues don’t seem to be finished now, then it is going to prove that the unsuitable precedents would had been laid for such long run rascality and arbitrary hiring and firing of Vice-Chancellors in our fortress of finding out.
“It’s disheartening that just about every week after the announcement of the sack of the Vice-Chancellor, there has no longer been an reliable commentary from both the Ministry of Schooling or the Nationwide Universities Fee (NUC). This apparently conspiracy of silence from the 2 important companies of presidency who must be within the know in regards to the operating of the respected establishment of upper finding out is loud sufficient to ship the unsuitable alerts to different stakeholders or even contributors of the general public”.
We, due to this fact, name on Mr. President who’s the Customer to the College to interfere within the unpleasant scenario taking part in out on the College now and convey all warring factions to the roundtable in an effort to making sure that lasting peace and solidarity reign at the campus, in order that the goodwill and the emblem the college has constructed over time might not be dropped at disrepute and the College as a complete might not be irretrievably demarketed.