We are not a quack institution, replies Kaduna University ASUU president

The management of Kaduna State University has said that the whole world was stunned by the unguided, misleading and derogatory statement made by the national president of the ASUU, Prof. Victor Emmanuel Osodeke.

In a statement released by the university’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Adamu Nuhu Bargo on behalf of management on Friday berated the president when he was quoted in a nationally televised interview as referring to some state universities in Nigeria, including Kaduna. State University as quacks.

The statement noted: “It is clear that with such a statement, ASUU, represented by the unguarded invective of the elected president, is not really fighting for a better education system in Nigeria, but for personal and irresponsible glorification.

“You may wonder whether the professor of Soil Sciences really understands what the word quack means. Quack means a person who falsely claims to have knowledge and skill in some field with little or no foundation, as better exemplified by professionals.

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“In retrospect, KASU is a new generation university and the second most sought after state university as well as the fastest growing in Nigeria, having been established 18 years ago with eminent scholars such as Prof. Idris A. Abdulkadir, OFR and Prof. dr. Abubakar A. Rasheed, MFR as the Pioneer Councilors.

The statement further stated: “These scholar administrators ensured that the appointments of qualified teachers were never compromised. The foundation and ethical determination to maintain the same has remained the basic principle of involving academic and non-academic personnel.

“In the foregoing, the general public may want to point out the following: KASU is recognized by NUC as a standard university, KASU has some of the brightest minds that compete favorably with their counterparts around the world.

Today, the statement noted that “the best polymer chemist in the world is in KASU.

Also, the statement noted that “Lectorates in KASU have attracted scholarships both locally and internationally and are highly regarded, as well as KASU graduates are counted among the best in the world and enjoy scholarships from different parts of the country and the world.

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“KASU has members in ASUU, and it is unfortunate when the ASUU president says they are quacks while enjoying monthly depreciation charges on their salaries. Isn’t this a good reason for any reasonable academic staff at the university to deviate from the Union for this labeling and stereotyping?”

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