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Ohanaeze Hails FG over Appointment of Umeozor as Federal Poly Oko Registrar



By Praise Chinecherem 

Ohaneze Ndigbo has commended the Minister for Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu and the Chairman of the Governing Council Alhaji Kale Kawu over the transparent appointment of the substantive Registrar of the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra state Mr Anthony Umeozor.

The polytechnic had witnessed internal wranglings over appointment of substantive Registra following cold war between management of the institution and the academic and non-academic staff who had continued to demand internal appointment of a Registrar.

Similarly the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic ASUP Oko chapter and the Non Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic in the area has equally celebrated what they described as the return of due process and peaceful academic environment in the institution.

Addressing reporters on Wednesday, National Vice President of the Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Damian Okeke Ogene, described the appointment as a new dawn for the school, saying it has put to rest agitations rocking the institution.

He said, “We wish to commend the Minister for Education for what he has done by ensuring a level play ground and due process in the appointment of the substantive Registrar.

“We also commend the leadership of the new Governing Council led by Alhaji Kale Kawu for ensuring that the right thing is done. This will go a long way in putting the institution in the right direction of effective teaching, learning and research.

“The school is in my local government area Orumba North and we have had series of crisis and internal wranglings over leadership and management of the polytechnic which has not helped the institution but with this kind of transparency in the appointment of the new Registra, normalcy has returned to the school.”

Similarly the Community Representative in the Polytechnic, Bar Okorie and the President General of Okoh People’s Union (O.P.U), Mr Amaechi Okoli said the new leadership of the Governing Council, through the appointment has proved there is no room for compromising standards.

“The transparent free and fair appointment of the substantive Registrar is an indication that it will not be business as usual,” he added.

Chapter Secretary of ASUP, Com Ben Obiora and Chairman of NASU, Com Emma Okolie described Umeozor as an administrator and hard working man who had served in various capacities in the administration and management of the institution.

He added, “He will bring his wealth of experience to the growth and development of teaching learning and research and this also gives other staff of the institution hope that there is merit in hard work.

“He is our person and has been with us all the while and we commend the Chairman of the Governing Council for showing transparency and due process.”

Umeozor had, shortly after his appointment, expressed joy over what he described as free and fair process that brought him in, adding that he never lobbied or campaigned for the appointment.

“I did what I was asked to do and put in my papers and went home. When they called for interview, I attended and I was appointed. I wish to promise all and sundry that the Polytechnic will not be disappointed as I will surely put in my best for the good of the institution,” he said.

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