The Governing Council of Federal University Otuoke at its 10th meeting made key decisions involving staff appointments and discipline.
These important decisions are clear pointer to the resolve of Council to sanitize the system in order to take the University to greater height.
Consequently, the Governing Council of the Federal University Otuoke have re-classified academic appointments by downgrading 7 teaching staff appointments to lower ranks for lack of requisite scholarship.
Those affected are: (1) Dr. Steve Nwabuzor, who was downgraded from the rank of Professor to Lecturer 1. (2) Dr. Leonard K Shilgba, downgraded from the rank of Professor to Senior Lecturer. (3) Dr. Timothy Falade Obalade, downgraded from the rank of Associate Professor to Senior Lecturer. (4)Dr. Felina Nwadike, downgraded from Associate Professor to Senior Lecturer. (5) Dr. Sepribo Lawon-Jack, downgraded from the rank of Associate Professor to Lecturer 1. (6) Dr. Marcellina Offoha, downgraded from the rank of Associate Professor to Lecturer 1. (7) Dr. Evans Eze, downgraded from the rank of Associate Professor to Lecturer 2.
Council equally converted the appointments of Dr. Felina Nwadike, Dr. Timothy Falade Obalade and Dr. Sepribo Lawson-Jack to Contract appointments as their tenure appointments were at variance with applicable rules.
The Governing Council also approved the termination of appointments of six non-teaching staff on grounds of abscondment. The affected staff are: Mr. Obele Gabriel, Miss Modozie Rejoice Chinenye, Mr. Akpan Ufot I. and Mr. Bomor Tarela. Others are Mr. Anthony Arhogor and Miss Bassey Affiong Agbor.
Meanwhile, the Governing Council has approved the appointment of 2 Principal Officers for the University: Prof. Felicia Etim, who has been appointed as the University Librarian and CSP Rosalyn Biobaragha (Rtd) as the Chief Security Officer.
Mr. Yousuo Donald Iruo
Registrar/Secretary of Governing Council
Federal University Otuoke