An Advocacy body, the Lagos Interest Group during this weekend has urged the VC Selection Committee to “keep your eyes on the ball in order not to be distracted” for the choice of the 9th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of #LASU.
The group also spoke against the backdrop of the recent decision of the panel to recognize medical fellowship as equal to academic PhD as pre-qualification in the exercise.
Engineer Supo Williams, the Secretary of the group defended the integrity of members of the new governing board, dismissing the insinuation that they were being dictated to.
A statement in part from the group reads:
“We note and salute the maturity of members of the panel in bending backwards to accommodate the interest of those in the medical community who wish that their fellowship be equated with PhD.
The group however expressed the fears and hope that:
“members of the selection panel will, after that concession, remain firm and not succumb to pandering to further pressure to keep waiving the criteria simply because some people believe the short-cut to achieving their desperate aspiration or inordinate ambition is to mount smear campaign in the media.”