FUDMA in alleged fresh leadership management crisis
The Federal University, Dutsin-ma is alleged to be in another fresh leadership management crisis following recent replacement of some members of the University’s management committee by the University’s governing council.
Some people alleged that the Chairperson of the Governing Council seems to have gone beyond her oversight powers by administering examination and oral interviews on candidates that will replaced part of the University Management committee.
The candidates interviewed are for the positions of Director Procurement, University Medical Director, Director Security Services, Director Legal Department and Director, Physical planning and Works.
However, it was alleged that while the candidates for Directors of Procurement, University Medical Unit, Security Services, and Legal Services were all appointed having scored the highest points, the last one, the Director, Physical planning and Works is yet to be appointed because the Council Chairperson did not like the candidate with the highest points, according to one of the university’s staff who pleaded for anonymity.
While reacting, the Director Public Relations of the University, Habibu Matazu said the allegations are baseless and at least ‘needless’ at this time when the University management are working hard in building the institution.
Mr Habibu also said that scoring the highest marks is not the only criteria being considered in promotion and appointment in University setting, character is also an important integral part of the selection processes.
On the allegation that the Council Chairperson has hijacked the University Management’s duty by setting the exam questions by herself; administering the questions and invigilating the exams, Mr Habibu said the University council has the powers to do so.