THE Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), on Wednesday, accused the Federal Government of appointing five unqualified rectors out of the six polytechnics recently set up thru the federal government.
To correct the situation, the association said it has instituted jail movement in competition to the federal government on the appointments which it said turn out to be toward the Polytechnic Act of 2019.
National President of ASUP, Anderson Ezeibe stated this at the 100th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of ASUP hung on the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State.
He said; “Recently the Federal Government brought six new Federal polytechnics, one in Cross River State, Oyo, Plateau, Benue, Borno and the Enugu States.
“And withinside the Federal polytechnics Amendment Act 2019, the qualification to the appointment of a rector in any of the polytechnics in Nigeria, such a person could be a Chief Lecturer and need to have now now not a good deal much less than five years revel in in any Nigeria polytechnics.
“Unfortunately five out of the six rectors which have been appointed into the ones newly set up polytechnics are neither chief lecturers, nor are they from any of these polytechnics in Nigeria.
“What it manner is that they have fallen short of the qualifications required to be in that office,” Ezeibe lamented.
“The union is already in court docket with the Federal Government on the matter. We have already served them, the appointing authority, that is the president, thru substituted manner in one of the national
Also, the ASUP country wide president called on the Edo united states of america government to pay five months sales arrears owed to the personnel of Edo State Polytechnic, Usen.
The Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philips Shaibu, who became represented via the Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Governor Mr Jimoh Ijegbai, said that the government grow to be aware of the lingering labour issues at the Edo Polytechnic, Usen, announcing that good enough steps were being taken to deal with it.
”That hassle though lingering at Edo State Polytechnic, Usen will fast be a element of the past” he assured.
The Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Mustapha Zubair on lamented the terrible rating of Polytechnics in Nigeria, saying that the Polytechnic Act has requirements specific for Polytechnic which the manager’s withinside the vicinity attempt to accomplish.
He urged the Union to select out out talk in pursuing their agitation.