by John Alechenu
The University of Abuja chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Friday passed a vote of no confidence on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. James Adelabu.
The decision was arrived at after an emergency meeting convened to assess the situation in the institution, which led to the suspension of the faculties of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Engineering.
This has added a fresh dimension to the crisis of confidence that erupted in the institution two weeks ago when the Federal Ministry of Education took the action to suspend the faculties.
Chairman of ASUU in the institution, Dr. Clement Chup, told our correspondent that the emergency meeting was convened to assess the situation and suggest a way forward for the university.
He said, “We met to assess the situation in the university and this we have done. We have come to the conclusion that the vice-chancellor is a cog in the wheel of progress. We, therefore, call on council to take an appropriate action.”
He said the council met on Thursday and was supposed to meet again on Friday, but could not because the chairman of council did not show up for the meeting.
The ASUU chairman noted that council was supposed to receive and consider the report of a committee set up last year to investigate allegations levelled against the VC.
This, it was gathered, may have prompted ASUU to convene an emergency meeting to appraise the situation and take a stand before the council reconvenes.
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