The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, Kaduna branch, on Friday threatened to shut down the institution over rumours of reappoint of Muhammed Ibrahim as the institution’s rector.
Aliyu Ibrahim, the institution’s ASUP Chairman, at a press briefing in Kaduna, lamented over what he described as ‘backwardness’ that the out-going rector, Mr. Ibrahim, had put the school through during his four years term as rector.
He said to reappoint the rector would be “a mistake and a disaster in waiting.”
He said that the union was worried over the level of academic and infrastructure decay in the institution within the four years Mr. Ibrahim served as rector, and claimend that reappointing him would be tantamount to another four years of backwardness.
“We advise that the rector’s position should be advertised instead of reappointing Ibrahim for a second term.
“We need a rector that is selfless, transparent, patriotic and dedicated to the vision and mission of Kaduna Polytechnic.
“These qualities are lacking in the person of Ibrahim. We shall reject anyone who will not propagate the vision of our dear institution in positive light.
“In the interest of industrial peace, we are calling on President Buhari, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and other relevant stakeholders not to reappoint Ibrahim.
” If he is reappointed, we will contest such move and the current industrial peace being enjoyed in Kaduna Polytechnic will not be guaranteed, “the ASUP chairman said.
Written by Okolo Ezinne