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Tension in Offa Poly of Delay in Appointment of Substantive Rector

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Tension in Offa Poly of Delay in Appointment of Substantive Rector

There is palpable tension at the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Fedpoffa, in Kwara State over the delay in the appointment of a new Rector for the institution by the Federal Ministry of Education.

It’s gathered that the tenure of the erstwhile Rector, Dr Lateef Olatunji, ended since January 12, 2022 and since then Dr Larongbe Afolabi has been running the affairs of the institution in acting capacity.

Also, Afolabi’s interim tenure was supposed to have lapsed in July, 2022 according to Polytechnic Act 2019 except if renewed for another six months.

Sources within the Polytechnic community told LEADERSHIP Newspaper that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the appointment of one Dr Sarafa Adebayo Raji, who they claimed came first in the interview conducted by the institution’s selection board.

The sources, however, accused the Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu, of delaying the appointment of a new substantive Rector for the institution.

The selection board, it was gathered, had recommended three persons to the Governing Council of the institution for consideration for appointment as Rector.

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