Group  Condemns  College Of Education Mosogar’s  Advert For The Post Of Provost, Says It Was Craftily Designed To Favour Those Who Placed It
*Asks Gov Okowa, NCCE, Ministry Of Higher Education, Governing Council To Review It
A group under the umbrella of College of Education Mosogar’s  Stakeholders For Equity And Justice, CEMSFEJ, has condemned the recent advert publication of the Delta State College of Education, Mosogar, in the Pointer Newspapers edition of 22nd February 2020, for vacancy for the post of provost, saying, the advertorial was craftily coined to serve the secret agenda of those who published it.
The group who spoke to journalists on the condition of anonymity for fear of victimisation also called on the Delta State Governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, the National Council of Colleges of Education, NCCE, the Delta State Ministry of Higher Education and the Governing Council of the institution to get a copy of the advert publication and review it in the interest of sanity, equity, justice  and the progressive  development of the college.
It also calls for the total cancellation of the advertisement  and publish a new one in at least one national daily, in addition to the Pointer Newspaper belonging to the state government in compliance with NCCE guidelines .
The group while reviewing a copy of the advert before newsmen argued that the advert lack merit and sincerity of purpose for an advert of such magnitude to close the window for intended applicants after two weeks instead of the standard window period of six weeks from the date of publication.
Another area where the group lambasted those who placed the advert is the omission of  age limit in the said publication.
According to the group, “by the National Council of Colleges of Education, NCCE, and National Board for Technical Education, NBTE, the  regulatory bodies as
approved by the Delta State Executive Council for her Colleges and Polytechnics required that for
the post of a Provost/Rector, the applicant must  be below  sixty (60) years of age at the point of application, but the drafter of the vacancy advert deliberately jump these criteria because of vested interest “, the group remarked.
The group while calling for proper investigation by the Delta State Governor,  Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, the  Ministry of Higher Education, NCCE and the Governing Council of the College also criticised the title “Reader”, saying this is not known to,  and recognise in the hierarchy of the College of Education, Mosogar.
The group  noted that the highest known academic rank is a Chief Lecturer as obtainable in other Colleges of
Education just as it said, Chief Academic Officer/ Chief Executive officer is not recognised by the law establishing the College.
It added  that  the presentation of the inaugural lecture  has never been a criterion for the appointment of a provost
in Colleges of Education in Nigeria.

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