We will bring remedy to the confusion caused by the previous Exco in A.D. Rufa’i College of Education, Legal & General Studies, Misau. The new COEASU Caretaker Chairman
By: Sani Adamu Hassan.
The newly sworn-in Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Academic Staff Union (ASU) of A.D. Rufa’i College of Education, Legal and General Studies, Misau, Ahmed Usman Dambam, has promised to ensure peaceful co-existence between the union and the Board of Governing Council of the College.
The Chairman was reacting to the resignation of the previous Exco of the Union during an interview with Baushe Daily Times.
Ahmed Usman Dambam said the previous leadership of the Academic Staff Union of the College caused confusion which almost all members of the community found unbearable, hence their outright condemnation.
He narrated the incident saying, “three members of the non-academic staff union (NASU) of the same college were compulsorily retired on an alleged case of gross misconduct during the previous administration of MA Abubakar, but the persons in question applied for executive pardon, which only saw the light of day during the present administration when their appeal was considered and treated, and they were reinstated.”
The new ASU chairman continued that “after thorough investigation, the government decided to reinstate them back to the institution, which development made many members of both Academic and Non Academic Staff unions of the College happy. But the previous ASU leadership unilaterally took a decision without consulting its members and wrote a petition against the Chairman of the Board of Governing Council of the College, Barr. Almustapha Suleiman Hassan, to which almost ninety percent of the academic staff are not happy”.
Ahmed Dambam added that “after they did what they wished, the former ASU leadership then called up a congress meeting on Wednesday the 22nd day of September, 2022 to address the issue, describing it as an embarrassment to the Chairman of the Board, the College and the Government at large. The members of the Union present at the Congress meeting decided in a show of hand votes of 116 members in favor of withdrawal of the petition against only 6 members that want the petition to stand still.”Dambam also informed our reporter that the former leadership, in an unhappy mood, decided to resign their positions on their own volition”.
He narrated that “some of the members condemned the move and wrote a disclaimer and rejoinder letter counteracting the petition against the Chairman of the Governing Board of the College, disassociating themselves from the petition, and we are also preparing to give effect to the decision of the Congress members to withdraw the petition and go and meet the Chairman of the Governing Board to apologise to the State Government over the incident.” Dambam concluded.
The caretaker Chairman said the patriotic members of the association will also remain committed to ensuring the success of the present administration in it’s mission and vision of ensuring that the education system is improved in the State.
As a result, he expressed his determination to put an end to the confusion caused by the previous leadership in the college, promising to maintain cordial relations with the Board of Governing Council and the government of the day for the overall development of the college and the state at large.
Ahmed Usman Dambam used the medium to call on members of the Academic Staff Union of the A.D. Rufai College of Education, Legal and General Studies, Misau, to be law-abiding and follow the laid down rules and regulations guiding the operation of the College.
Reacting to the allegations, the former Chairman Academic Staff Union COEASU of A D RUfai College of Education, Legal and General Studies, Misau, Comrade Yusuf Abubakar, said they wrote a petition to the Chairman of the governing board of the college to maintain the integrity of the college.
The Union filed the petition to cement the educational policy of the country as well as to uphold the union’s integrity in the face of Nigerians.
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