Panic as Ekiti Varsity moves to sack 500 Staff

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Fear has gripped the staff of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, as the university management is allegedly making surreptitious efforts to sack about 500 staff of the institution.

The staff, according to multiple sources, were those that were employed by the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof Samuel Oye Bandele during his tenure.

Again, some professors, who were promoted during that time might be demoted over allegation that academic due process was not strictly adhered to in their elevations.

One of the affected persons, who craved anonymity, said the new management, headed by Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Prof Bamitale Omole, had consistently been complaining that over-bloated workforce exists in the university and that prompt action must be taken to rectify it.

The Academics Staff Union of Universities, EKSU chapter, had in September threatened to embark on strike owing to the inability to pay their salaries and other benefits.

The ASUU chairman, Dr Kayode Arogundade, disclosed that the monthly wage bill of the university had increased from N380 million to over N502 million, while the monthly subvention from government stood at N260 million, leaving the university to grapple hard to make up for the N262m shortfall internally.

The source, who was employed as an academic staff said: “yes, it was true, the management will soon issue out sack letters to over 500 staff because of complains that the university was overstaffed.

“We have been notified and anytime from now, the letters of disengagement will be distributed and this has been creating panic and tension in the university “, he said.

It was also gathered that some lecturers, who circumvented academic process to earn their professorial titles and other positions, will be demoted.

Debunking the allegation, the EKSU’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Bode Olofinmuagun, said the management has no plan to sack or demote any worker.

“There is no tension on campus over sack issue. I am on campus as I speak with you. The university is peaceful and I am not aware of any such plan”, he said.

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  • Ayomide Samuel Aina December 22, 2019 10:01:06 AM
    Nice update
  • Johnson Julius December 20, 2019 10:59:24 PM
    interesting
  • Uwalaka Adannaya December 14, 2019 02:58:51 PM
    Nice information
  • Peter Daniel December 14, 2019 06:55:24 AM
    This is too serious
  • ewache benard December 11, 2019 06:46:47 PM
    nice information
  • Daniel Forcha December 9, 2019 02:16:23 PM
    it's well in Jesus name
  • Divine Basil December 8, 2019 01:07:44 AM
    Good up date tanks
  • Divine Basil December 8, 2019 01:07:42 AM
    Good up date tankd
  • Ulasi mmesoma obumneme December 4, 2019 05:49:47 AM
    Nice upfate
  • Olatunbosun Adebayo December 3, 2019 03:59:27 PM
    Thanks for the update
  • Bamidele bayode mathew December 2, 2019 10:17:06 PM
    wat is there offer
  • Taofeeq Tajudeen December 1, 2019 02:38:00 PM
    And after this rate of crime will increase in ekiti
  • Ogwuche Emmanuel November 29, 2019 10:22:49 PM
    Yes I lobe the way
  • Ogwuche Emmanuel November 29, 2019 10:18:40 PM
    Man I view the dope
  • Gabriel Olomosola November 29, 2019 07:06:31 AM
    Let gov. Fayemi do something about this
  • Folagbade blessed November 28, 2019 07:16:12 PM
    Leave a comment really this calls for panicking
  • Ezekiel Emmanuel November 27, 2019 07:21:46 PM
    O my God nice update
  • ADEGBE MATHEW November 26, 2019 06:10:24 AM
    nice update
  • Faith Eze November 25, 2019 09:26:21 PM
    Really this calls for panicking
  • Olofin Hezekiah November 24, 2019 11:55:32 AM
    Who is at fault now....?
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