ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF POLYTECHNIC (ASUP) KICKS AS FG ALLEGEDLY APPOINTS 5 UNQUALIFIED RECTORS IN NEW POLYTECHNIC

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has accused the Federal Government of appointing five unqualified persons as rectors in newly established federal polytechnics, in violation of the subsisting Act.

The ASUP National President, Mr Anderson Ezeibe, who stated this at the 100th National Executive Council meeting of the union in Auchi, on Wednesday, said that the Federal Government violated the Federal polytechnics Amendment Act, 2019, in the appointment of the rectors.

According to him, the law allowed for only people within the cadre of Chief Lecturer, with a minimum of five years experience to be appointed.

“Recently, the Federal Government announced the establishment of six new federal polytechnics in Cross River, Oyo, Plateau, Benue and Borno States.

“Five out of the six rectors that were appointed into these newly established polytechnics did not possess the requisite qualifications,” he said, adding that the union had already gone to court to challenge the appointments.

“We have an order of court for substituted service, we also have an order to join the five persons appointed illegally,” he said.

Speaking further, the ASUP president urged the Edo state government to pay the five months salary arrears owed staff of the State Polytechnic.

In his speech, the Deputy Governor, Mr Philips Shaibu said the state government was aware of the lingering labour issues at the state polytechnic and that adequate steps were being taken to address the issues.

Represented by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr Jimoh Ijegbai, the deputy governor commended the union for its cooperation and patience with the government in the face of the crisis.

Mustapha Zubair, Rector, Auchi Polytechnic, expressed worry over the low ratings of polytechnics in the country, noting that the Polytechnic Act had well-established criteria which, those in charge of the sector should endeavour to uphold.

The rector urged ASUP to always adopt dialogue in seeking redress, saying, “dialogue is the best tool in making agitations”.

“The just concluded strike by the union has yielded positive results, N15 billion has been released for the development of polytechnics in Nigeria,” he said.

Earlier, Mr Lawani Jimoh, Chairman, Auchi Polytechnic chapter of ASUP, said that industrial harmony was gradually being built between the union and the polytechnic’s management.

We are looking forward to the implementation of CONTISS 15 migration for the lower cadre officers in August.

“We (also) expect management to reciprocate by paying the promotion arrears of staff promoted in 2016,” he said.

JAYESIMI ADENIYI
He is the founder of Climax Educational Center. A brilliant tutor and educational consultant who is concerned about helping students get the right information and that at the right time. He is as well focused on impacting students lives and helping them thread the right path of the success to their educational lives.

Related Stories

Discover

Summit University, Offa commences its Top-Up and HND Conversion...

It is with great pleasure that the management of Summit University Offa announces the...

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Prescience form, 2020/2021 is still on...

This is to inform All students with JAMB scores of 160 and above in...

FUTO extends 2020/2021 pre-degree application

This is to inform all candidates interested in applying for Federal University of Technology,...

UNIJOS notice to remedial students on resumption

The University of Jos Department of Remedial Sciences wishes to inform Students of Department...

LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY, (LASU) RELEASES PRE-DEGREE FORM FOR 2021/2022...

ADMISSION INTO LASU PRE-DEGREE STUDIES FOR 2021/2022 CALENDAR YEAR 1.0 PREAMBLE: Applications are invited from suitably...

UNIMAID supplementary remedial admission list, 2020/2021

This is to inform all candidates who applied for the 2020/2021 Remedial Programmes of...

Popular Categories

Comments

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here