The Governing Council of the Lagos State University has directed the institution’s management to re-issue the withdrawn PhD Certificate of Adekunle Idris, Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, LASU chapter.
The LASU Registrar, Akin Lewis, said in Lagos the processes for the re-issuance of the certificate were going on.
Mr. Lewis said every directive given by the institution’s governing council must be adhered to as it is the policy maker.
“The Governing Council had deliberated and taught it wise to re-issue the certificate, and as such gave a directive, so our responsibility is to implement the directive,” he said.
Mr. Idris also confirmed the directive to be true but said he was yet to receive the re-issued certificate.
The Senate of the institution under the former Vice- Chancellor, John Obafunwa, had withdrawn 19 PhD certificates over what it described as error in the titles of the certificates issued.
The 19 certificates included those of Mr. Idris and Adeoye Yusuf, another ASUU leader.
Seventeen out of the 19 certificates withdrawn were later re-issued to the affected persons after clarification, while those of Messrs Idris and Yusuf were withheld.
The ASUU Lagos Zone, however, accused LASU management of using the withdrawn certificates to witch-hunt some of its members over the crisis rocking the institution.
The newly inaugurated Governing Council led by Adebayo Ninalowo had constituted a six-man ad-hoc committee to look into issues confronting the institution, including the certificate withdrawal. (NAN)