The continuous stay in office of the Principal of the Tamale College of Education (TATCO), Alhaji Bukari, after the expiration of his two-year contract is generating tension and affecting academic work at the college.
Alhaji Bukari, who retired in 2010 as the principal of TATCO, managed to secure a two-year contract even after the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), which is the appointing authority, advertised and subsequently appointed somebody for the position.
Not even the appointment of a new principal could make Alhaji Bukari to hand over.
The newly appointed principal got frustrated and went back to his previous employment.
Alhaji Bukari's contract has since expired, and the appointing authority has once again advertised and appointed a new principal.
However, The Finder has gathered from sources close to the school that there is no sign of the principal going.
Some staff who spoke to this paper on condition of anonymity have all condemned the continuous stay in office of Alhaji Bukari, and blamed the board for insisting on keeping Alhaji Bukari at post.
The teachers also claim that even though he has been a good administrator, they feel it is time for him to leave the stage to allow others the opportunity to serve.
According to them, Alhaji Bukari's continuous stay as a stop-gap principal is hampering administrative and academic work.
Meanwhile, some concerned citizens of the area have threatened to embark on a demonstration if Alhaji Bukari is not asked to leave by the board after he succeeded in getting a two-year contract, which run out after he attained the compulsory retirement age.
Some students who spoke to this appear said even though Alhaji Bukari has contributed to the growth and development of college, it is time for him to bow out for others to also do their part.
In a related development, this paper has gathered that the Principal of the Bagabaga College of Education (BATCO) was due for retirement and his position was advertised by the NCTE, and somebody was subsequently appointed.
But checks by this paper indicate that his tenure of office would end on December 7, 2015.
Further investigations by this paper revealed that the board of the two colleges of education seem to have a missing link with the NTCE, the appointing body, thereby creating avoidable administrative lapses.
Source: The Finder
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