By John Austin Unachukwu
Former Dean of the School of Regulation, Nasarrawa State College and Chief of Employees to the Governor of Adamawa State, Prof. Maxwell Gidado, was final week appointed member of the Governing Council of the American College of Nigeria (AUN).
His appointment letter, signed by the founding father of the college and former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, reads: “In keeping with the laws of the Nationwide Universities Fee, NUC, and pursuant to the powers vested in me by the bye-laws of the American College of Nigeria, 2020. I’ve the privilege to nominate you as a member of the Governing Council of the American College of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State, with impact from in the present day, July 1, 2020 for an preliminary time period of 4 (4) years.
“You had been thought of for this appointment due to your observe document of achievements and impeccable character, which distinguished you as a beacon of excellence and function mannequin for our establishment. Along with your appointment to the AUN Governing Council, I hope to hasten the consolidation of the remarkably regular progress that has been recorded and assist place the American College of Nigeria for even larger efficiency, development and growth.
“The obligations of the Governing Council are fluid and dynamic and are anticipated to evolve appropriately in step with the strategic drive of the college and the complexities of the operational atmosphere.
“However this, nonetheless, the Governing Council of the American College of Nigeria would undertake, amongst many different obligations, the next duties: The appointment of the principal officers of the college; common administration of the affairs of the college such because the college’s property, funds; appointment, promotion and self-discipline of workers of the college on the recommendation of applicable committees; to contemplate and approve the auditors report on the finish of every tutorial yr; take into account and approve developmental and monetary insurance policies and objectives of the college;
“Guarantee satisfactory supply of funds to the college by means of funding, fund elevating, endowment, acceptance of donations and so forth. Obtain, take into account, and approve annual budgets/estimate and audited accounts of the college from the Vice-Chancellor; handle the college’s funding.
Powers of the Governing Council to resolve that means of a statute: Within the occasion of any doubt or dispute arising at any time as to the that means of any provision of a statute, the matter could also be referred to the Governing Council, who shall take such recommendation and make such determination thereof as they shall assume match.
“The choice of the governing council on any matter referred to them below this part shall be binding upon the authorities, school, workers and college students of the college, and the place any query as tot he that means of any provision of a statute has been determined by the Council below this part, no query as to the that means of that provision shall be topic to opinions by any courtroom of regulation in Nigeria. Nothing on this sub-section shall have an effect on any energy of a courtroom of competent jurisdiction to find out whether or not any provision of a Statute is wholly or partly void as being extremely vires or as being inconsistent with the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“This part shall apply in relation to any doubt or dispute as as to if any matter is for the needs of this Regulation, an instructional or a non-academic challenge. Take into account some other challenge(s) that will come below the purview of the Governing Council.”