Some students of the Rivers State University (RSU) Nkpolu, Oroworukwo in Port Harcourt, have lauded the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike for the sack of the former vice chancellor of the institution, Prof Blessing Didia and his deputy, Prof Magnus Oruwari, over the recent cult killings in the university that claimed the lives of two students.
The state governor had last Saturday announced the sack of the vice chancellor and his deputy, Prof Magnus Oruwari from office and appointed the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Prof Opuenebo Owie as Acting Vice Chancellor for the university while investigation committee has been constituted to look into the ongoing employment in the institution.
The students described the governor’s action as timely and responsible, adding that the gesture would make the management of the institution to be awake and live up to their responsibilities in the management of the university.
The students who made this commendation while speaking to The Tide over the weekend in Port Harcourt, on condition of anonymity, averred that the porous security condition in the university calls for concerted efforts by all stake holders in order to address the challenges.
They alleged that the school management led by the sacked vice chancellor lacked the political will to tackle the menace adding that the recent killings would have been averted if proactive measures were taken by the university authorities.
They urged the state chief executive to go extra miles in ensuring that safety and security of lives and property is given the desired attention in the university so as to avoid a repeat of the ugly event in future.
It would be recalled that one Master Prince Tuaka, a final year student of the Faculty of Agriculture and a third year student of Engineering were killed in a cult clash at the state university last week which prompted the governor to query the ousted vice chancellor.