A six-man panel set up by the management of Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) to reposition the institution has submitted its preliminary report to the University’s Governing Council.
The chairman of the committee, a veteran university administration and a former deputy vice chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Prof. George Kwanashi, submitted the report on the 28th of January, 2019.
The chairman said the committee carried out the assignment without fear or favour as it had interacted with members of the academic and non academic staff as well as government officials and other stakeholders to gather its findings. he said that the running of any university worth its name shouldn’t be a one-man business.
According to the chairman of the committee, the report was submitted in parts through the use of electronic projector under a peaceful atmosphere.
The university staff, students, traditional rulers, stakeholders and principal officers, witnessed the submission of the report and also in attendance was Prof. Olu Jegede, former VC, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
The committee recommended that the university governing council should withdraw staff who have been promoted to the rank of professors but do not have Ph.D. They also recommended that departments and centres created without due process and which could not meet the National Universities Commission guidelines should be removed.
In his remarks, the Executive Governor of Nasarawa state and Visitor to the institution, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, expressed gratitude for the committee’s findings and promised to implement every bit of the report.