The group criticizes the position of the students on the appointment of the rector of Auchi Poly
Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
A group by the name of Edo Professionals against Injustice (EPI), called the false claims of the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) primitive and unacceptable that the federal government no longer accepts masters but rather professors and doctorate holders such as rectors of all polytechnics in Nigeria.
EPI chief Mr. Justin Edosa said the publication online of a recent interview for the appointment of a rector at Auchi Polytechnic, as claimed by NAPS, was a fake total and misinformation likely to mislead the public about the prerequisites for the appointment of rectors in Nigerian Polytechnics.
Last Thursday, NAPS congratulated the federal government on the enactment of the Polytechnic Law in Nigeria, alleging that the administration headed by President Muhammadu Buhari would no longer accept masters, but professors and PhDs to be appointed. rectors in all polytechnic institutions. in Nigeria.
But Edosa, in his statement, said the author of the said article was a Kaduna-based impostor and was sponsored by one of the candidates for the post, who had previously left the polytechnic under highly questionable circumstances.
His words: âThe attention of our group was drawn to an online publication on the recent interview for the appointment of a rector at the Auchi Polytechnic. The author of the said article is a Kaduna-based impostor sponsored by one of the candidates for the post, who had previously left the polytechnic under highly questionable circumstances.
âFor the avoidance of doubt, the polytechnic law is against the appointment of professors for the polytechnic sector. Article 8: 2 (1) sets out “the qualifications of the persons who can apply for the post, who must be a head teacher in the polytechnic sector with at least five years of experience in that post, among other criteria”. Possession of a doctorate is not mentioned in the aforementioned polytechnic law.
Edosa therefore called on the federal government and the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, to do what is necessary and ensure that the best man for the post is chosen in particular, as the institution has experienced an unprecedented peace. and a harmonious coexistence under the leadership of a former interim rector with a first-rate pedigree.
He said the joint unions on campus wanted to have a credible and tested candidate and not someone of dubious character as the substantive rector.