MASERU — The National University of Lesotho (NUL) Council together with the university’s Senate assembled three joint committees for the recruitment of the university vice chancellor, registrar and bursar.
According to recent communication to senate dated September 24, NUL council has appointed three members to represent it on the joint council and senate committee for recruitment of the university’s vice chancellor.
This follows the resignation of Professor Sharon Siverts who submitted her letter of resignation to the chairman of the university council on September 10 this year.
Siverts’ resignation came at a time the university had just seen its highest failure rate since its establishment.
Siverts’ decision to bow to pressure from NUL community calling for her ouster was accepted during a special sitting of the council on September 20, leaving a vacancy at the university.
The letter dated September 24 requested the university’s senate to provide its three representatives to the joint committee to be convened by the chairman of the NUL council.
Another notice stated that senate and council members should establish a joint committee of four members for the purpose of filling the vacancy of the university registrar since the resignation of Dr Tumelo Tsikoane.
Yet another communication called for a joint committee for the recruitment of the bursar since the retirement of former bursar Matsoabane Putsoa in April 2011.
The university had operated without a bursar since then.
NUL council decided at a meeting on August 26 that the position of bursar should be filled immediately.