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Ex INEC boss, Jega resumes as PLASU governing council chairman



The immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega, who was recently appointed Chairman, Governing Council, Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos has resumed duties.

It was gathered that Jega assumed office on Thursday and immediately went into action by inspecting some of the ongoing projects in the University.

The projects inspected by the former INEC boss, shortly after their inauguration by Governor Simon Lalong, include the N114 million TETFund Lecture Halls and Offices.

The university’s Acting Director of Works, Mr. Aku Ayok, who took the council members round the projects, said most of the projects were TETFund’s with some completed with others at near completion.

The PLASU Vice Chancellor, Prof Doknan Sheni, said the greatest challenge of the university was non-accreditation and funding.

“A total of 319 of our students could not graduate last year due to the issue of non-accreditation of our courses by NUC and we still have another set of 400 students in their final year,” the VC lamented.

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Jega, who expressed gratitude to the Plateau Government over the appointment, said the university was founded on very lofty objectives with a very good mission and vision statements.

According to him, the role of the council is defined by law and that it will do everything possible to see that staff worked together to stimulate the growth and development of the university.

Jega, the former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, would be remembered for the peaceful way he conducted the 2015 general elections.

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