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Wike Sacks Rivers State University VC, Deputy

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has sacked the Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Prof. Blessing Chimezie Didia, Focus Naija can authoritatively report

Also sacked is the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Magnus Oruwari.

In a statement sent to Focus Naija by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Rivers State, Dagogo Adonye Hart, he said the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Prof. Opuenebo B. Owei will now act as Vice Chancellor.

The statement which did not disclose reasons for the sack of the VC and his Deputy, also announced the suspension of the ongoing employment exercise at the university.

Full Statement,

“Rivers State Governor and Visitor of the Rivers State University, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has relieved the Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Prof Blessing Chimezie Didia of his appointment with immediate effect.

“Also relieved of his appointment is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Professor Magnus Oruwari.

“Accordingly, Governor Wike has approved the appointment of Professor Opuenebo B. Owei, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University.

“The Governor has also suspended the ongoing employment exercise at the university.

“Furthermore, a committee has been set up to investigate the employment exercise and report to the Rivers State Governor in two weeks.”

 

 

Similarly, Governor Wike has directed state-owned primary and secondary schools in Rivers state to stop collecting fees and levies from pupils and students

The governor said the directive was intended to create access to quality education, Wike said his government will not only dismiss school heads who collects fees or levies, but will prosecute them also

The governor assured parents that his administration was commitment to the provision of quality education and its accessibility to the less privileged State-owned primary and secondary schools in Rivers have been directed to stop collecting fees and levies from pupils and students with immediate effect.

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