The Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Mr. Isah Mohammed has finally stepped down.
He has officially handed over to the Deputy Rector, Dr. Attah Haruna who will be on acting capacity pending when a substantive Rector is appointed by the visitor of the Polytechnic, Alhaji Yahaya Bello Governor of Kogi State.
The school’s Public Relations Officer, Luke Tijani confirmed the development, saying, ” Mr. Mohammed has officially handed over to his Deputy, Dr. Attah Haruna. As I’m talking to you now, plans are already in place to appoint a substantive Rector. But for now, Dr. Haruna will be on acting capacity before a substantive Rector is appointed.”
The former Rector whose tenure expired on Friday, 7th September 2018, but seeking for a renewal of his tenure did not get the blessings of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), and Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (NASUP) who earlier in the past accused him of anti-labour activities in the institution.
Under his watch, according to some students in the institution who do not want their name mentioned, they were forced to look for accommodation elsewhere in the town since the school could not provide any in the last two years.
Also, they alleged that the academic performance in the school had dropped drastically compared to the way it was several years ago.