The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday, expressed dismay to dissolve the governing councils in the country’s universities by the federal government.
The union described dissolving the governing councils in the universities as an obnoxious one without completing their tenures of office, calling on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to rescind from doing so.
The National Vice Chairman of ASUU, Comrade Christopher Piwuna, the National Vice Chairman of ASUU, of the University of Jos, made the observation 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 councils 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.”