Federal Government has appointed new members of Governing Council of Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State with Squandron Commander Chima.I. Chima (rtd) as the Chairman.
The appointment, according to reliable source in the Ministry of Education, followed recent dissolution of the 11th Council.
The source listed other members of the new board expected to form the 12th Governing Council for the Polytechnic as Joe Alakiri, Afolabi Joel Olusayo, Alhaji Isa Bakari Yarima and Barrister Aminu Ramalan Zaria.
It added that the appointment takes immediate effect, with appointees expected to resume duties in earnest.
“Meanwhile, in accordance with the amended Polytechnic Act 2019, the Polytechnic community, Alumni Association as well as the host Community are expected to submit new list of their elected representatives to complete the required number of members for inauguration slated to hold soon.
“Hopes are high that members of the new Council will bring in their wealth of experience in peace-building and development of the polytechnic,” the source added.
It will be recalled that the Polytechnic had witnessed series of abrupt dissolutions of their Councils by Federal Government due to the incessant disquiet arising from irregular activities of Council members.
The Polytechnic’s Governing Councils were abruptly dissolved in 2019, 2022 and on May 26, 2023.