USIU remembers Brown on intervening time foundation as VC exits

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Tuesday August 03 2021

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Aged Vice-Chancellor Freida Brown. FILE PHOTO | NMG

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  • United States World University-Africa (USIU-A) has recalled its former Vice Chancellor Freida Brown following the abrupt exit of Paul Tiyambe Zeleza.
  • Malawian historian Prof Zeleza has served as the University’s VC from January 2016 in a tenure characterised by a conflict with lecturers over salary cuts and a union over plans to place off non-teaching crew.
  • The University in a memo Tuesday said Prof Brown will act as intervening time VC for 9 months as the University searches for a substantive change.

United States World University-Africa (USIU-A) has recalled its former Vice Chancellor Freida Brown following the abrupt exit of Paul Tiyambe Zeleza.

Malawian historian Prof Zeleza has served as the University’s VC from January 2016 in a tenure characterised by a conflict with lecturers over salary cuts and a union over plans to place off non-teaching crew.

The University in a memo Tuesday said Prof Brown will act as intervening time VC for 9 months as the University searches for a substantive change.

“It’s with immense pleasure that I recount the appointment of Professor Freida Brown to the place of Intervening time Vice Chancellor for a length of 9 months, from August 16, 2021,” said USIU-A council chair Kris Ole-Senanu in an announcement the day prior to this.

Prof Brown had served as VC on the institution for 21 years ahead of retururning to the US.

In March, Prof Zaleza communicated internally that he’ll be leaving the the college on the finish of his six-365 days contract.

In October final 365 days, the Employment and Labour Family participants court suspended plans by USIU-A to reduce lecturers’ pay, pending the option of petition the tutors had filed.

Equally suspended by the court became a option by the institution to entire remitting the lecturers’ contributions to the pension plot as contained in a letter sent to them in August.

In Would possibly well, the college denied violating a court give an explanation for stopping it from laying off non-teaching crew pending the option of a case filed by the Kenya Union of Home, Inns, Tutorial Institutions and Nicely being facility Physique of workers (Kudheiha).

The insiders accuse Prof Zaleza of “reckless spending to the level the college could perchance no longer make contributions to pension”.

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