OMU-IJEBU – The Mismanagement of the meagre resources at the embattled Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu-Ijebu, Ogun State, took another dimension when the Provost alleged to have unilaterally, without due consultation with the Governing Council released millions of naira to procure rams for his political associates during the recent Ed Eil Festival.
It as scooped that evidence also abound that he had withdrawn the sum of #17m from the coffer of TASCE School account from December 2019 to date. This amount of money, it was alleged could not be traced to a tangible project in the institution.
Information had it that the Bureau of Tertiary institution (BTI) at Abeokuta had queried the Provost over his alleged frivolous spending.
A source disclosed that when all these were made known to the Chairman of the Council, Barrister Yemim Adefulu, MFR, he was allegedly shocked to his marrow “as the Provost made all these release of money without his knowledge and approval.”
Investigation by our correspondence had it that most of the members of staff are not happy with the Provost as they allegedly believe these monies could be used to defray the backlog of salaries and arrears, noting, “any staff who raised an eyebrow to his mismanagement style are being framed up with frivolous charges eased out of the College without due process.”
Some group of students are of the opinion that the Governor should remove the Provost “having worked for the opposition party when the Governorship election was held.”
They claimed that when many of them believed in the ability of Gov Dapo Abiodun then to take the state to the next level, the Provost allegedly worked for the candidate of APM, Hon Abdulkadir Akinlade and that the Governor had been magnanimous enough, but the Provost deserved not to be given a second term of office.
Another sets of staff hammered on his alleged bad records at OOU and Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo as he was laid off as a result of unethical behaviours.
The staff pleaded with Governor Abiodun to come to the aid of TASCE by releasing fund for the payment of the backlog of arears, direct the Council to advertise the post of Principal Officers of the College, nothing that such will ease the tension growing up on daily basis in the College