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Rector : Fed Poly Ede Academic Staff, Business Owners, Others Jubilate End Of Bad Tenure, Pray For New Dawn



Rector : Fed Poly Ede Academic Staff, Business Owners, Others Jubilate End Of Bad Tenure, Pray For New Dawn

Community members within the Federal Polytechnic Ede ,on Thursday, in what supposed to be a jubilation for 5-year successful tenure of Dr John Adekolawole as the 5th rector of the institution turned to be a mourning day as many described the outgone rector as a tyrant.

A visit to the institution by our reporter ,on Thursday, after the end of the former rector on November 3,2022, gathered that apart from the academic staff and non teaching staff, business owners and petty traders within the school community are all happy with the end of the former rector.

Speaking with our reporter, a snacks seller who described herself simply as Mrs Akorede confessed that the 5-year tenure of Dr Adekolawole was full of crisis and discord with the academic staff.


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Mrs Akorede further explained that countless anti people’s policies of the former rector affected her business, she, however expressed her hope that the acting rector , Engineer Dr. Petinrin J. O. will bring back friendly and mutual working relationship with the staff for the betterment of all.


Also, a student who spoke to our report on anonymity , said it was unfortunate that many of their lecturers were not on the same page with the former rector, many of them were victimized unlawfully.

“My one year on this campus as a Higher National Diploma student exposed to me that majority of the academic staff detested leadership of the former rector, they complain about many of his maladministration” the student said.

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Some members of the academic staff in large number were also seen at the staff club ,on Thursday, evening in a jubilation mood.

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A lecturer who preferred not to be mentioned told our reporter that the staff club is a place where academic staff relax everyday after work, he explained that the atmosphere on Thursday was a special one because Dr Adekolawole ended his 5-year tenure as rector.

The excited lecturer confessed that before now many of them were threatened by the Dr Adekolawole led leadership that they will loss their job, but we are still in active service and those who threatened us have left the system.

“We are celebrating here because today the person who wanted to throw our life into agony has finally retired” he said.

“We (academic staff) wanted to demonstrate this with massive broom sweeping away of the outgone rector but the intervention of the acting rector demanded this format of coming together at this venue to mourn Dr Adekolawole.

“As you can see , we are all eating fried beans cake which has a significant meaning in Yoruba land” he added.

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“We want the new acting rector to succeed but he must learn from the outgone rector by restoring peaceful coexistence between the management, academic staff and other community members of the institution.”

He urged other lecturers to discharge their duties as teachers diligently saying he is optimistic that things will change for better.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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