The EDUCATIONAL inspection “combs” the business of the University of Nis, and the first results on whether there were any irregularities in the work will be known tomorrow. After the education, the financial and tax inspection will go to the University of Nis, in order to investigate all allegations of illegal actions at this university – “Novosti” has learned.
According to our interlocutors, the goal is to track down the money, which is suspected to have been illegally acquired and distributed through various projects, and it will be checked whether there were any violations during employment.
These violations are attributed, unofficially, to the rector prof. Dr. Dragan Antić, who has been the head of the University of Niš since 2012, and as our sources from the University say, one of the problems is the non-academic and arrogant behavior of the rector towards dissidents.
– He is also criticized for frequent targeted and tendentious changes, without any explanation, of various regulations and criteria for elections to teaching positions, regulations for doctoral studies, as well as the Statute of the University of Nis, to which no one gives consent or checks its compliance with laws and other legal acts – say the interlocutors of “Novosti”. – Also, the decisions of the Administrative Court are not respected by the University regarding the verdicts on annulment of elections for the title of teacher, which is why there are a large number of verdicts of the Administrative Court due to violations of election procedures.
Also, one of the objections is the way in which the members of the University Senate are elected, so that the representatives of the larger group are elected by the rector, and not by the faculties, which makes it easier to secure a majority in the Senate.
On the other hand, prof. Dr. Dragan Antić says for our paper that all laws and regulations are respected at the University of Niš.
– The accusations against me are made by those who want to replace me. When someone is in a high position, many want his removal, but there are elections in which it is decided – says prof. Antic.
When asked what the educational inspection does at the university, he says that the inspection is constantly on the ground, to check the work of educational institutions, and there is nothing strange about that.
– But it is strange that someone has an insight into the findings of the educational inspection before it makes them public – says the rector.
STUDENTS GO TO OTHER CITIES
Rector Dragan Antic is also credited with “dispersing” students, because the number of academics at the University of Nis is declining from year to year, and those from Nis are going to faculties in Belgrade or Novi Sad. Prof. Antic says that the rector is not to blame for that, nor can he persuade students to go or not to other cities.
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