May 20, 2024

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has again decried the dissolution of the Federal Universities’ Governing Councils by President Bola Tinubu.

ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke who lamented the development, said federal universities are being run illegally without their Councils.

Osodeke stated this in Abuja on Tuesday, while giving a goodwill message during a sensitisation workshop for Heads of Beneficiary Institutions on Career Service Centres, Teaching Practice, Beneficiary Identity Management Service, BIMS, and Hostel Development, organized by Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund.

Inside Arewa recalls that President Tinubu’s administration had in June 2023 dissolved all the governing councils of federal universities in the country.

Federal Universities have been running without Governing Councils for the past eleven months and that has led to a crisis in some institutions.

Osodeke also urged TETFund to consider punishment for universities that are not utilizing the Fund’s projects, while emphasizing the need for a proper assessment of how the funds are utilized.

“No university in the whole world can be allowed to run for a whole year without governing councils that are saddled with the responsibility of managing the funds of such a University,” he said.

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