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ASUU laments dissolution of Varsity governing councils



The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has expressed dismay over the federal government’s decision to dissolve the governing councils in universities in the country.

The union described the decision as obnoxious to dissolve the councils without completing their tenures of office and called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to rescind doing so.

The National Vice Chairman of ASUU, Comrade Christopher Piwuna, the National Vice Chairman of ASUU of the University of Jos, observed in a paper he presented at an event organised in honour of retiring lecturers at the Joseph Sarwuaan Tarka University Makurdi (JOSTUM), formerly called the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM), in Benue State.

Piwuna opined that it is wrong to dissolve governing councils and transfer the powers of their boards to the Federal Ministry of Education or the National Universities Commission (NUC) without due recourse to the university laws.

He reiterated, “It is also a disservice to the universities to allow a vacuum because mischievous vice-chancellors and ministry officials could connive to ruin our universities if such brazen disregard for the laws establishing the universities is not checked.”