Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education has just recently inaugurated a committee that will be responsible for investigating 10 tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
This was a result of petitions relating allegations of abuse of due process, mismanagement, immorality, fraud and corruption, among others that were levelled against the management of the institutions.
The institutions to be investigated are Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Kastina State; Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State; University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom, and Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State.
Other institutions include University of Abuja, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University of Calabar; Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State; Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State and Yaba College of Technology, Lagos State.
The responsibilities of the ad hoc committee set-up as stated by the Ministry of Education include:
- To carefully study and investigate allegations in the petitions on the institutions or individuals.
- To seek to determine the veracity of claims and counter-claims by considering the circumstances and talking to as many witnesses as possible.
- To meet and interview the writers of the petitions and establish the basis of their claims.
- To ensure fair hearing by meeting with, and listening to explanations from all those against whom petitions have been written.