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We will Maintain High Standard of Education, Shun Ethnic Jingoism —VC FUL

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Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja

The Vice Chancellor of Federal University ,Lokoja Professor Angela Freeman Miri has vowed never to promote any agenda to lower the standard of education in the country, nor will be  ready to promote ethnic jingoism.

Addressing Journalists in Lokoja on Thursday, Professor said that that allegations that went  viral on social media was aimed at tarnishing her reputations .

She explained that as  the Vice chancellor of the Federal institution, she can  not single handedly approve or do anything without the approval from Federal Ministry of Education, National University Commission and TETFUND., adding the Management of this institution are conscious of that.

Miri has however described the  allegations against her  as huge distractions and counter productive, adding that the recent  recruitment exercise was done in line with due process.

“The report that we sell employment between  N.5 million to a million Naira was to malign my name and i am  not going to take this. This is  defamation of character , when do we started selling employment letters.

“This appointment I did not lobby for and I have seen it as divine  intervention . I and my management team are having sleepless night to take the university to the level it ought to be ,she stated .

She urged media practitioners to always cross check their facts before sending stories for publications , noting that she has been at receiving end with barrages of media attack on her personality in the recent past.

Professor Miri highlighted some the achievement in the last few year as Vice Chancellor, stressing the management under her leadership has done upward review of the Salary of the workers by placing them on the appropriate salary scales.

Also the management had embarked on massive promotion and every staff is enjoying now, in view of the for expansion because of the growth nature of the nascent institution we have embark on monumental development of structures at the permanent site.

The University Commission has also approved the commencement of MSc and Phd programmes in the University, adding that the institution has two more faculties , faculty of Management Science and Education .

 

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