This piece popped up recently as part of the HCT entry on Wikipedia. Interesting, eh?
The Higher Colleges of Technology, under the direction of Dr Tayeb Kamali, have been no stranger to controversy. In December 2005, soon after Dr Kamali was appointed as Vice Chancellor of HCT, a spate of resignations were reported, raising concern among employees over increasing job uncertainty which could adversely affect the reputation and standard of the institutions.
Some 25 officials ranking from directors, supervisors and heads of departments primarily from the directorates of Central Services and Academics at HCT, resigned for various reasons, prominent being the alleged change in policy after Dr Kamali took charge in June. [read newspaper article here]
Moreover, the HCT system has recently come in for strong criticism after the College management reneged on a previously agreed 'merit pay' system, and also ordered cuts in pay increments throughout the organization without attempting to explain or justify them in any way. For further details, see here: Pay frozen and job losses loom from The National, May 12, 2010.