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Vice Chancellor aspirant drags UNIUYO Governing Council to court

Prof. Effiong Johnson, a Vice Chancellor aspirant in University of Uyo, has challenged his disqualification by the Governing Council at the Federal High Court.
Johnson, who is a former Dean of Students Affairs, said in Uyo that he was surprised that only his name was omitted from those invited for final interview to the office of the vice chancellor.
“As the university orator, I am not satisfied with the treatment meted to me by the governing council of which I have been a member for three terms.
“The advert declaring vacant the position of the vice chancellor of the University of Uyo came out in the punch newspaper of April 28, 2015 and criteria for the person of the vice chancellor were clearly stated.
“This is my third term in the governing council; with that credential, I am not a novice, neither do I fall short of the requirements for the vice chancellorship position.
“Item B which, among others, stated that the person of a vice chancellor, as advertised, should have had twenty years of experience in the university setting, ten of which must be as a professor.
“I also heard some rumour that the governing council may have had another interpretation to that particular criterion.
“I clocked ten years as a professor on October. 1, 2015, and the interview for that job was billed for October 15, 2015. So, I had to institute a case challenging the process of my not being invited in the Federal High Court,’’ Johnson said.

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