FG asked to review Dutsin-Ma varsity recruitment
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.