FG asked to re­view Dutsin-Ma var­sity re­cruit­ment

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Mis­bahu Bashir

In spite of com­ments by the Vice Chan­cel­lor, Fed­eral Univer­sity, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State, Pro­fes­sor James Ay­atse that re­cent em­ploy­ment ex­er­cises by the in­sti­tu­tion were free and fair, a group, Con­cerned Katsina Cit­i­zens has asked the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to re­view all re­cruit­ments in the Univer­sity over al­le­ga­tions of bias.

The group’s Chair­man, Mustapha Mam­man said in a let­ter that “the fed­eral gov­ern­ment must as a mat­ter of ur­gency wage into the is­sues of lop­sid­ed­ness in em­ploy­ments in the univer­sity to avoid prob­lems in the state.”

The let­ter said more peo­ple were em­ployed from cer­tain ar­eas de­lib­er­ately while some ar­eas were marginal­ized.

The group also al­leged par­tial­ity in ad­mis­sion say­ing can­di­dates from the univer­sity’s catch­ment area “are de­nied their right to get ad­mis­sion and study in the univer­sity.”

In a re­ac­tion, the VC said up to 50.7 per cent of the to­tal num­ber of stu­dents ad­mit­ted be­tween 2012 and 2015 were from the North­west with Katsina hav­ing 33.4 per cent. North-east had 2.36%, North­Cen­tral, 25.8%, Benue State, 10.7%, South-west, 8.24%, South-east, 7.78%, South-south, 5.07% and Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT), 0.11%.

He said a to­tal of 38.29% of se­nior staff were from North-West out of which 25.12% were from Katsina State, 4.34% from North­east, 34.11%, North-cen­tral out of which 17.36% were from Benue State, 11.63% from South-west, 5.43% from South-east, 5.43% from South-south and 0.16% from Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT). About 0.62% of the se­nior staff are for­eign­ers.

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