Friday, 1 July 2016

Registrar Is Not Acting Vice-Chancellor, Abiodun Olanrewaju Clarifies

The Public Relations Officer of Obafemi Awolowo University, Mr Abiodun Olarenwaju has said that the decision of the Federal Government cannot be questioned, hence final. This is coming some few hours after all members of the Governing Council of the institution handed over to the Registrar upon their dissolution.

While addressing members of the Press today, the University spokesman said since OAU is a Federal institution and the President is it's Visitor, therefore officials of the varsity have the sole responsibility to oblige to directives of the President without recourse.

It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari, late on Thursday ordered the dissolution of the Governing Council of OAU due to the unabated Vice Chancellor selection crisis rocking the university.

He further clarified that the Registrar, Mr Dotun Awoyemi, had not been appointed as the Acting Vice Chancellor but was asked to handle the affairs of the University just for the main time.

In his words, Olanrewaju said,

“It is not done anywhere in the world that
the Registrar will become the Vice Chancellor of the institution, even the federal Government did not ask him to be the Vice Chancellor, also the Registrar cannot convey a Senate meeting where Resumption will be discussed, it is the appointment of an acting VC by the Federal Government that will pave way for Resumption”.

On when the acting VC will be appointed , he further said,

” I cannot state that but I believe that Federal Government will appoint an acting VC soon”.
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