Abuja - Competence, not place of origin, must determine the appointment of heads of local education institutions, Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, said.
He decried the insistence by some host communities that individuals from those communities must head these institutions.
He described the development as an ‘ugly trend’.
Speaking at a convocation ceremony of the College of Education in Agbor, the governor said the trend only bred "incompetence, clannish segregation and crises" and was counter-productive to the pursuit of academic excellence in the institutions.
“It is a very dangerous trend for a host community to insist that the head of the institution must come from the institution,” he added.
“Competence rather than place of origin should remain the determining factor in the appointment of heads of academic institutions in the country, so as not to destroy the ethos of the academic community.”
- CAJ News
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