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Visitation panel blames FUPRE crisis on politicians


ABUJA—The visitation panel to Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, Monday, blamed the crisis in the institution on politicians and some stakeholders within the university community.

Submitting the report to Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’I, in Abuja, Chairman of the panel, Prof. Olurotimi Tayo, said subsequent appointment of vice-chancellors and other principal officers of the school should be those with creativity, resourcefulness and responsiveness.

Tayo said the panel discovered a lot of things not complimentary to university governance, and recommended that a very prompt and detailed study of the report  be undertaken and necessary action taken immediately to alleviate what was obviously a very unfortunate representation of university administration.

The panel also recommended that the governing council should consist of people of integrity, commitment, proven record of commendable, selfless service in the past and demonstrable knowledge of the university system.
Education Minister, Prof Rufa’I, assured all stakeholders that her ministry would work assiduously to ensure that there was no interregnum when the current sets of principal officers complete their tenure.


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