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Nust Council dissolved

by Staff reporter
28 Nov 2016 at 05:35hrs | Views

THE National University of Science and Technology (Nust) is operating without a council following the dissolution of the previous one due to internal squabbles, a development that has allegedly delayed the appointment of a new vice chancellor.

Sources at Nust said the Dr Mike Ndubiwa-led council was dissolved following alleged differences between him and his deputy, Mr Alvord Mabena.

The infighting is alleged to have delayed the appointment of a vice chancellor after the post fell vacant in October last year following the expiry of the late Professor Lindela Ndlovu term of office.

Mr Mabena confirmed that the board was dissolved, but denied that there had been bad blood between him and Dr Ndubiwa.

Nust Communications and Marketing director Mr Felix Moyo said the university has been operating without a council since the beginning of this month.

Dr Ndubiwa declined to comment.

Sources said the absence of a council had delayed the appointment of a substantive vice chancellor since it must make recommendations to the Minister of Higher Education over the post.

Four academics - Professor Mqhele Dlodlo, Professor Moses John Chimbari, Professor Kuzvinetsa Peter Dzvimbo and Dr Gatsha Mazithulela were interviewed in August for the post.

Source - chronicle