FROM THE OFFICE OF THE EASTERN CAPE PREMIER
I in actuality contain acquired a number of media enquiries about the decision of the Senate of the University of Fort Hare (UFH) to exclude and deregister me from the Master of Administration diploma.
Though a decision of this nature would ordinarily be handled between the University and myself as a pupil, as required by the insurance policies of the University, it is obvious that this decision reached the media earlier than I even had information or scrutinize of the letter.
I’d have to confirm that certainly I acquired a letter from the University which states that the Senate has celebrated a Faculty of Administration and Commerce recommendation to exclude and deregister me as a pupil of the institution, reportedly following a evaluate conducted in respect of students who had been supervised by Professor Edwin Ijeoma.
I’d additionally have to confirm that right here’s the first time that the University has communicated to me about this matter. In its set aside, the only communication I’ve acquired from the University to date has
been in relation to my stories, which incorporates the allocation of a original supervisor on November 2, 2020 and granting of an moral clearance by the Interfaculty Evaluate Ethics Committee on the February 19, 2021.
I’d have to exact my serious concerns and dissatisfaction regarding the truth that I used to be neither informed that there used to be a activity of reviewing my enrolment at the college, nor used to be I afforded an opportunity to make representations on a activity that could wish an detrimental enact on me.
It is additionally irritating that a pupil could very properly be excluded and deregistered from the college on the foundation that their supervisor used to be below investigation. My knowing is that the admission of a pupil is done following huge selection and admission processes and that no single particular person in the college has the authority to admit students, and if that’s the case, it is reason for concern.
Nonetheless, it is on this foundation that I in actuality contain requested the college to offer me with reasons for their decision and thus expressed my intention to attraction the Senate outcomes, together with a conceivable judicial evaluate if wants be. I therefore attraction that the media and the public allow this activity to unfold and as such I’d no longer be commenting further on the matter.
I dwell dedicated to the combat in opposition to corruption and fraud in addition to the programme of renewing our crawl and our country, and that no attempts will detract us from accomplishing this work.