Management of the Kwara State University, Malete, yesterday lifted suspension placed on six academic staff of the institution.
Nigerian Pilot reports that six staff members of the University were suspended over alleged violation of the institution’s policy.
In a statement signed by the Spokesperson of the University, Dr. Isiaka Aliagan, it was said that the action followed an amicable resolution of the issues that led to the suspension.
According to him, “Following a meeting on Tuesday at which matters relating to the suspension were discussed in a convivial atmosphere, it was agreed that the suspended staff be recalled immediately, with a pledge that all staff of the institution would continue to work as a family and to ensure peaceful and stable academic activities in the institution.
“It was also resolved that staff of KWASU should continue to work together as a family to ensure the destined greatness of the institution as a research-intensive university focused on positive development of the community.”
He further said that, the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, who was happy with the peaceful resolution of the issues, has assured the management of government’s sustained support for the institution.
“Governor Ahmed, who is the Visitor to the university, also said the goal of government in establishing KWASU was to make it a world class institution with uninterrupted academic calendar and urged all staff to be conscious of this goal at all times. He said, government would continue to support KWASU in meeting its goals.
“Meanwhile, the management of KWASU has granted approval to staff of the university to commence the process of formation of unions with immediate effect. The Vice-Chancellor of KWASU, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, said KWASU has never rejected unionism in the first place and that he is ready to support any peaceful and progressive unionism for staff and students that will allow for healthy diversity of views and promote the growth of our nation.”