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Unilag Crisis: Council Has Power To Hire And Fire ― Min Of Education by duwdu: 8:35pm On Aug 12, 2020
ON August 12, 20208:23 PM

By: Victor Ogunyinka

Spokesperson of Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, reacting to the University of Lagos (Unilag) crisis, has said that the Council has the power to “hire and fire” anybody.

This is just as Goong explained that the ministry is yet to get a proper briefing on the earlier Removal Of The Vice-Chancellor Of University Of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, by the Governing Council, led by ProChancellor Babawale Babalakin.

Goong emphasised that “due process” must, however, be followed before removing anybody.

ALSO READ: Babalakin Vs UNILAG VC: Background Of The Crisis
“While the Ministry awaits for the proper briefing from the university authorities, it is important to reaffirm that council has the power to hire and fire but that due process must be followed in doing so,” Goong said.

Recall that the announcement of the removal of Professor Ogundipe filled the airwaves at the Unilag’s Governing Council’s meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.

The controversial removal has expectedly generated reactions from stakeholders.

Professor Ogundipe, in a statement, advised the media to quash the news, saying it was “untrue”.

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Dr Dele Ashiru, said the governing council lacked the power to remove the Vice-Chancellor, saying the council does not have “Constitutional Powers” to make such move.

“We are following the development. We are aware that the Council relocated to Abuja to meet. The Council does not have the constitutional powers to sack the Vice-Chancellor. We will react appropriately when things become clear,” he said.

A representative of the university’s Senate, Professor Bola Oboh, also queried the removal process, stating that Babawale Babalakin has “stepped and ridiculed the University of Lagos’ regulation.”

Source: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/08/unilag-crisis-council-has-power-to-hire-and-fire-%e2%80%95-min-of-education/
Re: Unilag Crisis: Council Has Power To Hire And Fire ― Min Of Education by LibertyRep: 8:37pm On Aug 12, 2020
Case closed.
VC gone.

When will our ivory towers show us the progress they've made so far in producing vaccines against Corona Virus?

Oh I forgot! They're on strike largely because of IPPIS

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Re: Unilag Crisis: Council Has Power To Hire And Fire ― Min Of Education by seunmsg(m): 8:41pm On Aug 12, 2020
The university council can sack the VC acording to the Universities miscellaneous provisions act. Prof. Ogundipe should appeal to the visitor if he feels that due process was not followed in the termination of his appointment. Otherwise, he should accept his fate and walk away quietly without any more drama. At this point, it’s only the visitor upon appeal that can reverse the decision of the university council.

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Re: Unilag Crisis: Council Has Power To Hire And Fire ― Min Of Education by Slawormir: 8:43pm On Aug 12, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright
I wonder why governing council of Uniben nor fit remove Faraday upon all the nonsense way the man do

That Uniben VC was so useless
Re: Unilag Crisis: Council Has Power To Hire And Fire ― Min Of Education by fergie001: 8:48pm On Aug 12, 2020
Reports say he is a good and down-to-earth man.

God be with him/

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Re: Unilag Crisis: Council Has Power To Hire And Fire ― Min Of Education by SmartProf(m): 9:27pm On Aug 12, 2020
The biggest issue in this country is that anybody can be manipulated to deal with you once you have fallen out of favour with powers that be. It's unfortunate the VC has been edged out of a university in a third world country. Let him place his CV for international jobs, if it is good enough, he'll get it and live a saner life.
Re: Unilag Crisis: Council Has Power To Hire And Fire ― Min Of Education by spy24(m): 9:46pm On Aug 12, 2020
He should be happy he is not being prosecuted

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