|L-R: CRUTECH front gate view and Dr Emil Inyang|
Nyok|28 April 2019
Due process will be followed in the determination of who becomes the new Vice Chancellor of State-owned varsity, Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH NEGROIDHAVEN can say authoritatively.
This assurance is coming from the office of the Chair of the Governing Council of the University as the chair, Dr Emil Inyang, Sunday dismissed as rumour mongering the information making the rounds on social media that one Professor Emmanuel Ingwu is set to be announced unilaterally as the replacement to the outgoing Vice Chancellor Professor Anthony Owan-Enoh.
Dr Inyang observed that we are not in a military regime and even if we were to be in a military setting things are done accordingly. According to him, ‘There is a procedure for selecting a Vice Chancellor and we must follow it. There is no short-cut to due process. The country has gone past that kind of thing. Is it a military regime? Even if it is a military regime there are laid down ways they go about it: we will advertise and we will receive applications just like it is supposed to be done.’
The reaction by Dr Inyang is against a sentiment held by some Cross Riverians with interest in who becomes the new Vice Chancellor of CRUTECH. According to the information, ‘There is so much anger and displeasure within the academic community and campuses of the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) as it became apparent that forces from outside the university have prevented the Governing Council of CRUTECH chaired by Dr. Emil Inyang from advertising and carrying out the selection of a new Vice-Chancellor to replace Prof. Anthony Owan Enoh, whose tenure expired since January 2019’.
It will be recalled that the outgoing VC Owan-Enoh had his tenure coming to an end on January 2019, but, had a gracious two month extension in office from the Visitor to the institution, His Excellency Governor Ben Ayade.
Efio-Ita Nyok is the blogger-in-chief, editor-in-chief and publisher of NEGROIDHAVEN