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Religious crisis brewing at the Kaduna State University as principal officers’ are mostly Muslims



The management of Kaduna State University (KASU) has denied allegation that the institution was pursuing Islamisation agenda in the appointments of its principal officers.

In March, the varsity appointed Samira Balarabe and Hauwau Dalhat as its first female registrar and bursar respectively.

It is understood that the institution also recently appointed deputy vice-chancellors.

The appointments, however, raised eyebrows in some quarters, as some alleged marginalisation of Christians.

Addressing the concerns on Friday, Samira Balarabe, the institution’s registrar, said the appointments were based on merit.

Balarabe said university’s law empowered its governing council, led by the pro-chancellor and chairman, to appoint principal officers which include the registrar, bursar, and librarian.

She added that Uba Sani, the state governor and visitor to the university, approved the principal officers’ appointments after undergoing rigorous process of screening and interview.

The registrar said the newly appointed deputy vice-chancellors “went through election process which was conducted in free and fair manner during the senate meeting which took place on July 6?.

“The management is focused on its goal to transform the university into a world-class institution with the underlying philosophy of excellence in teaching, research, community service and revenue generation,” NAN quoted her as saying .

“The institution has been at the forefront of innovation and excellence, constantly striving to provide state-of-the-art facilities and programmes that enhance the academic and research experiences of our students and faculty.

“KASU remains focused on its mission to become a world-class institution that nurtures talent, drives innovation and positively impacts society.”

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