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Tinubu Orders Review Of Governing Board Days After ASUU’s Rejection

President Bola Tinubu has directed a total and comprehensive review of the recently announced governing boards of tertiary institutions in Nigeria before the inauguration and retreat being planned for the nominees.

EMERALDLOADED  reports that the Ministry of Education had on Saturday released a list of governing councils for 111 federal tertiary institutions in the country.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Bayo Onanuga, Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Tinubu said the review is necessary because of the public reaction trailing the constitution of the boards by the Ministry of Education.

In an earlier report,the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) had rejected the governing council list.

The statement said: “The Federal Ministry of Education recently released names of nominees for chairmen, Pro-Chancellors, and members of the boards and councils of universities, Polytechnics, and colleges of education

“It also announced that the inauguration and retreat for the nominees will take place on 31 May.

“However, public reactions showed that the nominations did not reflect the federal character of the country as some states got just one nomination, while some others got many.

“In directing a complete review of the list of members, President Tinubu acknowledges the feedback across the country.

“President Tinubu is committed to ensuring strict compliance with the principle of federal character as entrenched in the constitution.

“The review will also take into consideration national spread and ensure every part of the country is adequately represented.”

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