Residents of Eruwa in Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo State have rejected the appointment of an Acting Rector for the Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa.
REPUBLICAN NIGERIA reports that the institution which is one of the tertiary institutions owned by the Oyo State government is named after late Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin, father of the current Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin.
The governing council of the institution, led by Dr. Samuel Ogundiran had last week announced Dr. Adewuyi Akinteye as the Acting Rector.
The governing council also appointed Oladipo Abimbola as the acting bursar and Abegunde Olatunde as the acting head of works.
Residents of the town have, however, rejected the appointments.
The residents, who staged a protest on Monday, also demanded the removal of the chairman of the governing council of the institution, Dr. Samuel Ogundiran.
They also called for the immediate dissolution of the institution’s governing council, led by Ogundiran for peace to reign in the town.
The protest which was carried out by youths in the town, paralysed academic and non-academic activities in the institution on Monday.
One of the protesters, who asked not to be named, advised Governor Seyi Makinde to immediately dissolve the governing council and reconstitute another one for peace to reign in the town.
But, Ogundiran in his reaction, noted that the council acted in accordance with the law.
He maintained that the National Board of Technical Education guideline allows Council to appoint Acting Rector for a maximum of 12months, and which was a decision taken at a general meeting of the board which held earlier.
“Yes, the protest was to counter the Council decision but what we did is in the law. NBTE document Chapter 10, Section 10.2.2E.
“It is in the law of the National Board for Technical Education and that was the section I quoted for you earlier.
“The decision is a council decision at the council general meeting and it is in line with the documents guiding the conduct of affairs in Polytechnics in Nigeria,” he said.