By TERYIMA ANDREW-
Vice chancellor of the university of Jos, Prof. Sebastian Maimako has assured members of the Academic Staff of Universities; (ASUU), University Jos branch of cordial working relationship with management of the institution.
Prof. Maimako gave the assurance Tuesday in Jos, at the ASUU Secretariat, permanent site campus of the university.
Represented by Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration Prof Gray Ejikeme, the Vice Chancellor ally fears of lecturers, who do feel that management of university Jos have been witch-hunting them, saying “we (management) are not territories”
Delivering a lecture, Prof Jane Ande, entitled “How to circumvent bottlenecks and graduate on time.” Prof Ande said most PhD students are the problem of themselves, therefore delays there graduation.
She however appealed to supervisors of Masters and PhD programmes not to witch-hunt students; and also frown at students who intend to bribe supervisors to hastening there studies and subsequent graduation.
On his part, Bauchi zonal chairman of ASUU chairperson, Prof Lawan Abubakar, who is the Dean, faculty of Engineering from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa university ATBU Bauchi, thanked the university of Jos ASUU for organizing the seminar. He describe research in the university as the back born of every institution.
Commenting on the recently suspended ASUU strike nationwide, Prof Abubakar revealed that part of the sum been agitated for by ASUU that led to the three months strike have been paid, therefore urged his colleagues to be diligent in their duties.
Speaking in a welcome address, University of Jos ASUU chairperson Prof Lazarus Luka Maigoro on his part attributed delays in graduating postgraduate students to the need for better and qualitative academic job by students.
Prof Maigoro said the seminar was important to all academic staff, hence intellectual development of higher education in Nigeria is concern.
According to the university of Jos ASUU chairman, the academic union of the university of Jos have contributed in the infrastructural development of the institution.
Prof Maigoro revealed that ASUU chapter of the University recently built a one thousand capacity seater lecture hall with 65 million naira through individual ASUU member contributions; he stressed that the building is at 85 percent completion, and will soon be put to use.