Members of the Academic Staff of the Federal College of Education, Kano will today, 24th August, 2015 embark on a one-week industrial action to express their dissatisfaction the Federal Government’s decision to revert Federal Colleges of Education to its former status.
It would be recalled that the Federal Government had on Friday, 21st August reverted its decision to upgrade the Federal College of Education, Kano to university of education.
Members of the staff union accused the provost of sabotaging the upgrading of the institution, over what they described as his selfish interest.
Speaking to reporters over the new directive, the Provost of the College, Dr Rabi Jubirila hinted that a directive from the Federal Government mandated the reversal of the College of Education to its former status.
Rabi said: ”The letter received yesterday from the Federal Government specifically cited two major issues, directing that by the copy of this letter, you are directed to reverse the school to its original status.
“Also, the letter stated that consequently, you are directed to continue to administer the College as Federal College of Education and as the Provost of the College with all right and privilege.”
Dr Rabi, who denied allegations that provosts of the colleges were behind the withdrawal of the university status, insisted that “four Provosts cannot be too powerful to influence the Federal Government’s decision”.
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