ASUP on the warpath again – not happy with some polytechnic policies

by Godwin Akanfe

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has said that it is dissatisfied with the conduct in which some institutions, polytechnics, and monotechnics follow before the promotion of it’s members.

In a communique signed by the Union’s zonal coordinator, Dosumu Babatunde; and secretary, Olawale Adetunji, in Abeokuta, it also criticized threat by rectors of federal polytechnics in the South-west zone to reverse the CONTISS (Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure) 15 migration in their institutions.

These formed part of the resolutions reached at the zonal meeting of Zone C held in Ijero Ekiti.

The Union observed that the non-composition of governing council in some state polytechnics is an attempt by the affected management to oppress members of staff.

“Management of all state polytechnics, monotechnics and allied institutions should, with immediate effect, remit all pension deductions of staff to their respective PFAs or be ready to face the union’s action in their institutions. The threat by some rectors to reverse implementation of CONTISS 15 migration in their institutions is illegal as there is no document to support their action. ASUP resolves to resist such illegal act with every weapon in its possession,” it added.

The communique also condemned the existence of attendance register for academic staff in some institutions, saying it is an attempt to erode their academic freedom. The union directed its members to resist the practice.

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