Okopoly Governing Council suspends librarian, appoints new Deputy Rector

Posted by Ifeoma Okafor, Awka | 27 February 2018 | 1,699 times

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The Governing Council of Federal Polytechnic Oko led by Chief Lasbry Amadi has suspended the Chief Librarian of the institution, Dr. Fredrick Obodoeze, for his inability to manage the affairs of the institutions ultra-modern library.

The suspension was decided at the plenary session of the council held recently on Oko campus.

Handing down the council’s resolution on the matter, the chairman on behalf of the council warned other erring staff of the institution to sit up and take their duties seriously in order to justify their pay.

He explained that academic activities on campus especially the library remained a very key aspect of the system in the area of building and moulding quality students.

Amadi further reiterated the resolve of the council to ensure delivery of academic excellence in the institution.

His words: “We can no longer tolerate some anomalies in the Polytechnic’s Library because that section is a very important arm of the Institution.

“We cannot watch the standard go down when we were appointed to improve standard of education. This disciplinary measure should serve as a deterrent to other academic and non teaching staff who may think that this place is a banana republic. Discipline is our watch word and we will not compromise it.”

The Council at the plenary appointed a new Deputy Rector for the Polytechnic, in the person of Dr. Izuchukwu Onu following the expiration of the tenure of his predecessor, Mr Ejike Nwabuona.

Onu before his appointment was a chief lecturer in the department of Urban and Regional Planing.

It was gathered that the newly appointed deputy rector may soon take over the running of the Institution as the acting Rector as the present Rector, Prof. Godwin Onu would be completing his eight-year tenure on March 4, 2018.

The Council in accordance with the constitutional provision is currently shopping for a substantive rector of the polytechnic even as the outgoing Rector has already organised a valedictory session/thanksgiving service at the challenges of Light Chaplaincy to mark end of his stay in the polytechnic.

Source: News Express

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