By Idris Khalid
Two teaching and a non-teaching staff were elected as members of the newly constituted Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.
The election of three staff into the governing council of the institution followed the Polytechnic’s 2021 first congregation with the representatives held last Monday.
A statement by the Polytechnic deputy registrar, public relations, Mohammed Rabi’u Wada on yesterday, said the election of members of staff of the Polytechnic to the Governing Council is part of the provisions of the Federal Polytechnics Act 2019 (amended).
Mr. Mohammed Wada explained that the Act 2019 empowers each Federal Polytechnic in Nigeria to have its staff on highest decision making body of the institutions.
The Polytechnic Rector, Architect Sanusi Waziri Gumau in a remark noted that the provision in the Federal Polytechnics Act which gives mandate to institutions to hold congregations and elect staff representatives on the Governing Council is a dream come true.
Gumau, also the chairman of the congregation, charged both the teaching and non-teaching staff of the Polytechnic to make best use of the opportunity by electing people with good antecedence and unquestionable character that could work for betterment of Polytechnic, but not their personal interests.
Declaring the election results, Chairman of the Electoral Community, Dr. Aliyu Danladi Hina said from the votes cast, sorted and counted, three of the five contestants emerged victorious as staff representatives to the Governing Council.
He gave names of the winners as Inuwa Bala Dansidi (non-teaching staff representative), Mohammed Lawal Inuwa (teaching staff representative), and Yaqoub Isah Saleh Aljasawi (teaching staff representative).
The three elected staff representatives will be joining on the Governing Council, other members appointed by the Federal Government to make and take decisions on behalf of the staff and students of the institution.