Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has approved the dissolution of the governing council of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma.
According to NAN, Osarodion Ogie, secretary to the state government, broke the news in a statement on Tuesday.
The statement also announced the appointment of Osarhieme Osadolor as the acting vice-chancellor of the institution.
It noted that the dissolution is in accordance with the Ambrose Alli University Special Intervention Powers, Provisions Law, 2021.
“Edo government hereby announces the dissolution of the governing council of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and appointment of Prof. Osarhieme Osadolor as acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution. These directives take immediate effect,” the statement read.
“The Ambrose Alli University Special Intervention Powers, Provisions Law, 2021, empowers the visitor to the university to intervene in the ongoing impasse at the institution, in the interest of the school, students and the generality of Edo people.
“For some times now, the institution has been brought to its knees by mismanagement and maladministration, forcing the students to remain at home, with the attendant adverse effect on their academic pursuits. This has also grounded activities in the university community, with the institution derailing from the vision of its founders.”
It added that Osadolor would take over the administration of the institution immediately towards revamping and repositioning it to become a forward-looking, innovative and technology-driven institution of higher learning.
The development comes after Obaseki signed an intervention bill that grants powers to the visitor of the varsity to address the crisis rocking the the state-owned institution.
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