MEMBERS of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly yesterday suspended Vice Chancellor of the State University, Keffi, Professor Mohammed Akaro Mainoma, over alleged irregularities in the institution’s 2015/2016 admission list released recently.
The lawmakers took the decision during plenary at the floor of the House following the inability of the Vice Chancellor who had appeared before them to convincingly respond to questions put to him on why non indigenes were given admission beyond the stipulated quota at the detriment of qualified indigenous candidates.
Hon. Daniel Ogazi, representing Kokona South constituency and chairman House Committee on Education had moved a motion under matters of public interest at the floor of the Assembly, alleging that the 2015/2016 admission of the university was marred by irregularities, prompting the House to summon the embattled VC to appear before it for questioning.
The VC, while responding to questions from the lawmakers yesterday, admitted that some of the candidates that were given admission on the state’s quota were non indigenes even as he declined further comments on grounds that the institution’s Registrar was in a better position to respond to some of the issues raised by the lawmakers.
The lawmakers who were visibly angry with the VC over the way and manner qualified applicants from the state were allegedly denied admission into the university, posited that the action contravened the law establishing the institution, which stipulates 80 and 20 percent respectively for indigenes and non indigenes.
Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi while ruling on the suspension motion directed the embattled Vice Chancellor to proceed on indefinite suspension to pave way for proper investigation of the allegations against management of the university.

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