ASUU chides gov over interference in KWASU’s affairs
The Kwara State University (KWASU) Malete branch of the Academic Staff of Union of Universities (ASUU) has decried the alleged interference of the state government over the affairs of the ivory tower leading to Thursday’s forced closure of the institution after running an uninterrupted academic session for 10 years.
At a news conference in Ilorin, the local ASUU Chairman, Issa AbdulRaheem said yesterday that the closure was embarrassing and counter productive to the educational system and development of the state.
Deputy Vice Chancellor of the institution Professor Saka Nuhu had on Thursday announced the closure of the institution, “until further notice” over threats by students under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), to make the institution ungovernable due to alleged undue procedure in the appointment of an acting Vice Chancellor of the school.
AbdulRaheem flanked at the conference by his financial secretary, Salawu Olayinka and treasurer, Bola Isiaha said, for the first time in 10 years, KWASU has closed down and if the situation is not addressed quickly, it could degenerate into further crisis.
He urged all the stakeholders especially members of the Kwara State Transition Implementation Committee to promptly intervene adding that the closure may dissuade potential candidates from making the institution their first choice.