The Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Prof Ndokwa Lale, has been suspended by the governing council of the university, following a meeting which was held yesterday, Monday 6th June, 2016.
The VC had sued the governing council earlier, questioning the powers of the council to suspend him, over alleged incompetence in carrying out his duties in the institution.
The Professor also obtained a court injection, which restrained the governing council from suspending or terminating his job.
The suit had its first hearing on May 31st, 2016, but was later adjourned, to come up for hearing on Tuesday 7th June 2016, at the Federal High Court, Port-Harcourt.
The school management under the Professors’ administration, enforced a policy of compulsory payment of school fees, before being permitted to sit for examinations.
The policy was adjudged as unfriendly and unpopular by the university students, who protested.
The protest took play a day after the semester examinations were to begin, and claimed the lives of some students who were allegedly killed by the Special Anti Robbery Squad.
The protest and death of a student in final year, Peter Ofurum, led to the university being closed for some months till date.