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Crisis: UNILAG visitation panel submits report to FG  

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The Special Visitation Panel set up by the Federal Government to look into the management crisis at the University of Lagos has submitted a report of its findings.

The government had set up the panel to look into the crisis rocking UNILAG, following the removal of its Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, by its governing council.

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who inaugurated the panel, headed by Prof. Tukur Sa’ad, had warned members against interference with the activities of UNILAG management.

Adamu received the report on behalf of the Federal Government in Abuja on Thursday.

He said the recommendations of the panel would be thoroughly scrutinised with the aim of full implementation.

Adamu said, “I am very happy to learn that the panel worked very hard within the two-weeks given to it in order to arrive at recommendations which I hope will assist the visitor in making an informed decision to solve the lingering crisis.

“It is my hope that the panel directs all officials and all stakeholders who are supposed to contribute towards the resolution of the crisis in the course of his assignment in order to have a fair balance of issue at hand.

“The visitor of the university after due consideration of this report will take a decision on the matter as appropriate in order to resolve the crisis and produce a learning atmosphere in the University of Lagos and the university system as a whole.”

The Chairman of the panel, Professor Tukur Sa’ad, said the submitted report will bring an end to the crisis in the university.

The president and visitor of the University of Lagos inaugurated a special visitation panel on the University of Lagos on August 26, 2020.

“The panel looked into the crisis bedeviling the university and make appropriate recommendations to the government.

“Over the past one year, there has been considerable disquiet within the University of Lagos among management, council, and some stakeholders.

“This emanated from allegations against management which led the council to set up a subcommittee to review the expenditure of the University of Lagos since May 2017.

“The report of the subcommittee of the council in the chronology of allegations by the council against the vice-chancellor and members of management led to the removal of the vice-chancellor of the University on Aug. 12, 2020.”


Source: Punch

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