FUTA COUNCIL SEEKS NEW VICE CHANCELLOR

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The Pro-sChancellor and Chairman of Council, Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Dr Mohammed Shatta, has inaugurated a Joint Council and Selection Board and Search Team for the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor (VC) for the institution.
Before the constitution of the search team, the process for the selection of the seventh substantive VC, who will succeed Prof Adebiyi Daramola, was kicked off on November 24, last year with the placement of advertisement in three national dailies.
This was followed by the election of the representatives of the various bodies that are involved in the process who made up the board/team.
Shatta urged members of the board to eschew all sentiments and interests and to embrace corporate interests. He said the process must be objective and transparent to get the best for the system.
“As we know the appointment of the Vice Chancellor is highly sensitive, members of the board should ensure confidentiality of the proceedings of meetings and be fair, objective and equitable in handling the assignment,” he said.
The search team is required among other things to search for candidates who have scholarly distinguished themselves locally and internationally and are considered fit for appointment to the position of Vice chancellor of the university.  In doing so, it must not discriminate against sex, race, ethnic, political, and religious or other sectional interest group.

The Pro-Chancellor was optimistic that the board/search team would do a thorough job, promising that the university would provide necessary impetus to ensure that they perform up to expectation.
Shatta heads the Joint Council and Senate Committee, while another external member of the Governing Council, Chief Joel Madaki heads the Search Committee.

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