The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Owerri (FUTO), Prof. Nnenna Oti, has informed the school board and the entire public that the school had gone to court over the rejection and decline of Dr. Isah Ibrahim Pantami’s promotion to the rank as a professor of Cyber Security by the institution with ASUU as the plaintiff.
The Academic Staff Union of the University rejected the promotion and threatened to sanction the FUTO school management for promoting and approving Pantami as a professor while still serving as a minister in the federation of Nigeria.
FUTO Vice-chancellor, Oti informed our reporters yesterday that the management has gone to the court based on the issue, saying any comment or discussion with the further outcome will be disclosed to the press for broadcast.
A senior staff of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO said that ASUU has no right to interfere in such an issue that its jurisdiction is not to this level.
Below are his exact words
“Just like ASUU does not tell the university council and its Senate who to promote, it cannot tell them the criteria for promoting somebody to rank of professor. In law, you cannot withdraw what you don’t have. ASUU does not regulate appointments and promotions. Some of these things are derived from NUC guidelines, and every university sets up its standard,” the source said.
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