A.D Rufa’i college of education Misau commissions Pioneer COEASU Executives

By Mohammed Kaka Misau

The A.D Rufa’i College of Education, Legal and General Studies Misau has inaugurated the pioneer Executives of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) under the Chairmanship of Comrade Babangida Dahiru.

Speaking during the inauguration ceremony, former president of the union, Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim said that the inauguration was a normal tradition of COEASU such that when a chapter elects her Executives, the national body comes in to inaugurate them.

He said with the current development, A.D Rufa’i College of Education, Legal and General Studies has become a chapter of the COEASU because of change of status from College of Legal and Islamic Studies to College of Education, Legal and General Studies.

Auwal Ibrahim while describing the election as free and fair, enjoined the new Executives to abide by the ethics and constitution of the union and justify the confidence reposed in them.

The former national president of the union who said that the positions were keenly contested for, commended members of the union for showing interest in both the contest and the voting.

“This is an indication that A.D Rufa’i College of Education Legal and General Studies is now not new in unionism despite being new in COEASU”, the former national leader of the union pointed out.

“Importantly, in COEASU, we are teachers of teachers, we are not just ordinary academic staff, we are training teachers, is a teacher training Institution, therefore, our behavior is expected to be different from others”, he said.

Auwal who described COEASU members as a matured people who are always logical in their demands by embracing the culture of negotiation rather than confrontation, encouraged the new EXCO to come close to the management in terms of discussion and negotiation not collaborating or conspiring with management to cheat members.

“Come close to them and ensure that whatever is the right of members is given by the management and we should demand such rights with decorum and logic and not confrontation, this is the principle of our union”, Auwal declared.

He appealed to the members of the union to give maximum cooperation to the new Executives by respecting the ethics of the union to enable them succeed.

Earlier speaking, Mal. Suleiman Saleh wakili the Deputy provost and representative of the provost, congratulated the new EXCO of the union for emerging victorious after the election.

He commended the electoral Committee for creating the enabling atmosphere for the election, hoping that the pioneer EXCO of the union will be partners in progress of the institution.

He said as an institution of learning, the college is presently having some pressing issues to be addressed academically.

The deputy Provost Saleh wakili however said due to financial constraints, the issues could not be solved.

He announced that the college is presently struggling to be included in the tetfund as beneficiaries in order to address infrastructural deficit in the college.

He called on the winners of the election to consider their victory as part of their destiny realization and should embrace them in the journey ahead.

In his fatherly goodwill message, the Emir of Misau, Alhaji Ahmed Sulaiman assured of the support of the Emirate Council towards the progress and development of the Institution.

Represented by Barayan Misau, Alhaji Ladan Yarima, the Emir reminded the new EXCO of the union of the leadership burden bestowed upon them, urging them to stick to the constitution of the union in the discharge of their mandate.

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