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Varsity don tells Ihedioha to stop sack of VCs appointed by Okorocha 

Emeka Ihedioha

A Professor and University lecturer, Moses Mbachu has condemned the decision of Governor  Emeka Ihedioha to sack some heads of tertiary institutions in Imo who were appointed by the former  governor,  Rochas  Okorocha. He has therefore advised the governor to stop such disengagement.

Mbachu said the sack of the heads of institutions in the state could be misconstrued to having a political undertone.

“The governor should consider capacity and not the political exigencies of the past in dealing with such personnel, it would be a very bad example if successive governments continue to sack or off-load qualified people duly engaged to head institutions by their predecessors on the basis of politics,” Mbachu said.

The professor, who addressed newsmen in Owerri on the development, said: “It is wrong to sack the Vice Chancellor of a University or Rector of a Polytechnic whose tenure is still running simply because it is APC government that appointed it.

“I am worried. You tinker with political appointments of certain political positions. But the position of a Vice Chancellor or Rector or Provost of a College of Education is a sensitive academic position that should not be toyed with by any serious government,” he said.

It would be recalled that the Rector of the Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Kingsley Ikebudu and some other heads of tertiary institutions were sacked by the present government.

“I have learnt that the governor has sacked the substantive Rector of Imo Polytechnic, Umuagwo, the Provost of College of Nursing and others, with the news too that he is about to sack the VC of IMSU,” Mbachu claimed.

 

SABY ELEMBA,  Owerri