Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has appointed former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of Plateau State University, Bokkos.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Rufus Bature, in Jos on Friday.
The governor also announced the re-instatement of Danjuma Sheni as Vice Chancellor of the institution as requested by the National Universities Commission.
Mr. Jega was appointed alongside six other council members.
The re-instatement of Mr. Sheni as the substantive Vice Chancellor of the University was with immediate effect.
According to the statement, ”The VC is to ensure proper re-positioning of the institution in line with international practices, and to liaise with NUC to fast-track accreditation of programmes and subsequent graduation of two sets of final year students.”
The past administration of Governor Jonah Jang, in October 2014, suspended Mr. Sheni as Vice Chancellor.
Mr. Jang’s administration also refused an order of the state high court for the re-instatement of Mr. Sheni and, instead, appointed Prof. Stephen Mallo as acting Vice Chancellor.
This week, the National Universities Commission advised the Plateau governor to reinstate the sacked Vice Chancellor as a remedy to the crisis at the university.
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