By SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN — Concerned Professors of Nigeria Universities have expressed worry over the acting capacity of the Vice-Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State and urged the state government to appoint Prof. Cordelia Agbebaku as the substantive Vice-Chancellor of the university.
The group, in a statement by Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie, recalled that the incumbent acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Agbebaku, became an Associate Professor in 1998 and a full Professor in 2003, therefore, was qualified to be appointed substantive VC of the university.
It reasoned that the management of the university will properly be focused in the affairs of the university, when a substantive Vice-Chancellor was put in place, adding that “Prof Agbebaku already knew the problems confronting the institution flowing from the fact that she had served in various capacities at the university.
“We appeal to the Edo State Government to appoint her a substantive Vice Chancellor without further delay to get the best out of the institution.
“We have heard mischief-makers talking about her qualification and it is sad that the some persons have resorted to playing politics in the university environment due to their selfish interest.
“We are happy that Edo people have a governor that is filled with wisdom, love the growth of education, therefore, we have no fear over the ability of Governor Adams Oshiomhole to uplift the fortunes of the university.”
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