Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Prof Phillipe Baveye accused Abertay University of being "amateurish, inept, incompetent and irresponsible", stop by Glasgow University
Professor Bernard King isn’t happy; he is being pushed out the door at Abertay University.
The University has announced that the old boy has ‘retired’ which is news to Professor King.
Now, a leading academic at Abertay University has called on the chairman of its governing body to resign over the row with its principal.
In an e-mail seen by the BBC, Professor Phillipe Baveye accused the university court of being "amateurish, inept, incompetent and irresponsible".
They operate to the standards of human rights abusing Glasgow University?
Abertay University said it strongly rejected the allegations over the court's competence.
Well they would say that but doesn’t explain the email.
Prof King has pledged to fight the university's announcement on Friday that he had ‘retired’.
In the e-mail, Prof Baveye said the university had been operating in a climate of "suspicion, intrigue and fear" for five months.
That is the way that Glasgow University operates, however in their case regarding me they thought I was too stupid to piece together their corrupt practices.
It was actually quite easy which shows the hype of university superiority is just a myth.
Anyway, Prof Baveye has called on the chairman of the university court, Nigel Hawkins, to resign.
"Like many, if not most, members of the faculty at Abertay, I have been distressed at the chaos, bad press, and level of uncertainty that have affected the university over the last five months."
Prof Baveye accused the university court of maintaining an "information blackout" since January when Prof King was suspended and said it had displayed an "incredible level of incompetence ever since".
"That a man of Bernard King's stature and national standing could be suspended without a single word of explanation to anyone is just incredible, and has caused immense damage to Abertay's reputation and credibility”
The University responded by saying that the e-mail [contains] numerous misrepresentations, misleading statements and serious allegations, which we reject utterly”.
Prof King, who is 65, alleges he has faced discrimination on grounds of age and has lodged papers with an employment tribunal.
In response to the publication of the e-mail, a spokesman for Abertay University said it was sad Prof Baveye had chosen to use such "intemperate and inflammatory language" to make his point.
The spokesman said:
"We will not comment on those elements of his e-mail that refer to current unresolved issues relating to the former employment of Professor Bernard King, whose retirement as principal took place last week. However, the e-mail does contain numerous misrepresentations, misleading statements and serious allegations, which we reject utterly. Professor Baveye's views are certainly not shared by the majority of staff, and we must allow for the fact that he spends only 25% of his time at Abertay, so perhaps he is not as aware of the detail of current developments as his colleagues."
So, let us see what an employment tribunal says about Professor King’s claims.
Maybe the Court of Abertay University could transfer to human rights abusing Glasgow University.
Corrupt foreigner Anton Muscatelli definitely needs to be ‘retired’ on the grounds of covering up criminal fraud in a publicly funded charity.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University