The Alumni Association of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede in Osun State has called on the Federal Government to ensure that a very competent person is appointed as rector of the institution to succeed and retain the legacy of the current Rector, Dr. Joseph Oke, whose tenure ends on September 21, 2012.
President of the Alumni Association of the institution, Mr. Festus Olaifa, noted that the association and the current students are concerned about the calibre of person that will be saddled with the responsibility of running the affairs of the institution. He called on the Federal Government to look at the profile of all the applicants for the position very carefully and chose a competent and pragmatic person who has the capacity to leverage and build on the existing name and integrity of the institution.
He also expressed the need to include members of the association in the governing council of the institution, saying inclusion of people who passed through the institution will assist the council in their deliberations on how to move the institution forward.
- Daily Trust