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ASUU Blames Government For Interference In Kwara State University

Main Entrance, KWASU. Photo: Hotels.ng
Main Entrance, KWASU. Photo: Hotels.ng

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the Kwara State University (KWASU) has blamed the state government for interfering in the institution’s affairs, which has led to the forced closure on Thursday, as ten years of uninterrupted academic session.

ASUU KWASU Chairman, Dr, Issa Abdulraheem, at a press briefing, stated that the closure was embarrassing and counter-productive to the state’s educational system and development.

KWASU’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Saka Nuhu, on Thursday, announced the closure till further notice after threats from the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to make the institution ungovernable, claiming undue procedure in the appointment of an Acting Vice Chancellor.

“If this situation is not addressed quickly and reverted, it could degenerate into further crisis,” the DVC stated.

The ASUU chairman urged all the university stakeholders, especially members of Kwara State Transition Implementation Committee to promptly intervene, as the closure may place a bad image on the school and dissuade potential candidates from making it institution of first choice.

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