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N250,000 promotion assessment fee for senior lecturers fraudulent – ASUU

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The Educational Employees Union of Universities (ASUU), Calabar zone, has described as an aberration and fraudulent, the N250,000 senior lecturers that must be promoted to professors are required to pay an evaluation payment.

The union insisted that there isn’t any clause within the act establishing the colleges the place a lecturer ought to pay for his personal evaluation.

In an announcement signed by all of the chairpersons comprising Calabar zone and browse by the zonal coordinator, Dr Aniekan Brown, at Melany Lodge and Suites, Uyo Akwa Ibom State capital, the union stated such a payment shouldn’t be throughout the confines of the legislation regretting that those that refused to pay the sum had their promotions stagnated.

Based on Brown, “there isn’t any place {that a} lecturer ought to pay for his evaluation. How can sick paid workers who’ve invested some huge cash in analysis and publishing, when the time for evaluation for promotion comes, they are going to be requested to pay a whooping N250,000?

“ASUU views that as a case of criminality, as a result of it’s not throughout the confines of the legislation. Infact, it’s an aberration, fraudulent and unconstitutional. Secondly, what do you imply I pay such big sum and I don’t get favorable evaluation? Please be aware that a few of our colleagues who stand by the reality and refused to pay; their promotions are stagnated, even when their promotions are introduced it’s notional, no monetary backings.”

Talking on the insistence of the Federal Authorities that universities, in addition to different businesses, ought to migrate to the Built-in Personnel and Payroll Data System (IPPIS), the union stated at no level had it supported the scheme and would by no means do describing it as a cesspool of corruption.

Dr Brown stated it could be a case of historic irresponsibility for the union to just accept what shouldn’t be good for members stressing that ASUU was inaugurated with the mandate of advancing the course and welfare of members.

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Buttressing his factors, the Zonal Coordinator stated, “It will likely be troublesome for them to say that IPPIS stands for transparency. IPPIS is illiterate as a result of it can’t learn and perceive the peculiarities of the Nigerian universities system. That’s the reason we now have wage fluctuations.

“Our union has at all times come towards this IPPIS, legally, it goes towards College autonomy and it failed to grasp the peculiarities of Nigeria College system. IPPIS has no room for fee of wage promotion arrears.”

The union additionally condemned the proliferation of universities by state governors with out taking good care of the present ones saying, “State governments proposing to ascertain new universities must be barred from accessing TETFund grants to assist their tasks for no less than ten years. Homeowners of the proposed universities whether or not federal or State ought to present verifiable development plans for offering not lower than 75% of their pensionable educational workers complement along with provision of requisite Infrastructural amenities.”

ASUU additionally condemned the failure of the Federal Authorities to honor it’s a part of the discount which made the union droop the 9 months strike motion saying that there’s a restrict to which their persistence can attain.

It additionally made some calls for which included: fee of workers emoluments beginning with 2022 budgets, domestication of the colleges act of 2012 in all universities, provision of practical pension scheme in step with the 2014 pension act.

Others included: fee of salaries, fee of allowances, third social gathering deductions and different entitlements owed workers with a consciousness of a daily fee subsequently in addition to structure of visitation panels to all universities that haven’t been visited in no less than, final 5 years.

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