The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) said that it is in support of a five years single tenure for Rectors and other principal officers of polytechnics for speedy development of the education sector in the country.
Comrade Usman Yusuf Dutse, the National President of the union made their position known yesterday during the union 91st National Executive Council(NEC) Meeting at Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa state.
He said that single year tenure for Rectors and other principal officers would not only promote accountability but would also curtail internal conflicts as a result of 4 year renewable tenure of the management of polytechnics.
According to him, Experience has shown that Rectors and principal officers perform and behave well in their first tenure and when they come for second term, they change completely.
“We are in full support of a five years single tenure of Rectors and principal officers and I believe that the Federal Government will not kick against that,” he said.
He called for Internally Generated Rector, adding that the appointment of Rector within the polytechnic system would go a long way in improving not only on the standard of education but would also improve on the welfare of the staff.
Earlier, Dr.Yusuf Hussaini, Chairman of ASUP, Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa chapter said that the NEC meeting is to brainstorm, review the development and to decide on the way forward in the sector.
Hussaini commended the acting Rector of the Polytechnic, Alhaji Abdullahi Alhassan Ahmad for supporting the union towards the holding of their NEC meeting.
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